"Suomenlinna" Suomenlinna Island & Fortress Tip by Sjalen

Suomenlinna Island & Fortress, Helsinki: 117 reviews and 257 photos


If you arrive by ferry to Helsinki, you will already see this impressive fortress on its islands as you look out on deck. I must admit to never having set fot in it, as I have only made daytrips to Helsinki so far and there has always been other things to see first since a trip out here takes particularly long time as you have to go here by boat. As soon as I stay longer I will certainly visit this UNESCO World Heritage which has the curiousity of being called the "Finnish castle" in Finnish and the "Swedish fortress" (Sveaborg) in Swedish! It was built during the Swedish times in 1748 and is one of the biggest sea fortresses in the world. The island is free to visit (although you pay for a boat trip if you don't have your own) and then you pay to see the fortress. There are always lots of people out here, waving to the huge ferries passing by.

Address: Suomenlinna
Directions: Ferry-boat connection from the Market Square about every 40 minutes.
Phone: +358-9-41323257
Website: http://www.suomenlinna.fi/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 24, 2006
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