"The Suomenlinna Historical Sea Fortress" Suomenlinna Island & Fortress Tip by musti72

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

  Suomenlinna from the Stockholm Ferry
by musti72

This fascinating sea fortress stands on a group of interconnected islands off Helsinki.
First built in the 18th century by the Swedish Baltic Fleet it later became an invincible fortress under the russian empire untile the independence of Finland in 1917.
It is today on the UNESCO World Heritage List and offers many museums, restaurants, craft shops and cultural centers, beside of course the fortress itself, which is a large group of buildings and fortifications set in a spectacular archipelago scenery.
You can easily plan a whole day trip to these islands.

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

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  • Written Jun 14, 2003
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