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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Where else can you see a massive fortress, originally Swedish, dating from 1748 where the combined British and French fleets attacked the Russians during the Crimean War raging about 2,000 kilometers away, a well-preserved 19th century trading village, early 20th century army barracks, a U-boat...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hawk470
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Hawk470, Thank you for your extensive review! The fortress is indeed a great destination for history enthusiasts. You can visit some of the museums or join a guided walk to learn more about the history. You can find more information and check the opening...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We went with our hiking boots and surprised that some were walking around with sandals. Enjoyed the place very much. Peaking into various nooks and crannies. Those who love the outdoors, this place should not be missed in Helsinki.More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ck C, Thank you for your review. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the fortress which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When visiting in winter season, we recommend wearing wind- and waterproof clothes and dressing in layers. Comfortable walking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the Helsinki market place there is a ferry HSL which is only a short ride of 20 minuts to the sea fortress Suomenlinna. We did go there on a sunny august day and we did have a great day. It is really a historic...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Danes55, Thank you for your extensive review with useful tips for other travellers! Hope to see you soon again in Suomenlinna! Best regards, Annamaria/ Suomenlinna Tourist Information

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, it's a big part of our Finnish history. It's combining both Swedish and Russian rule. It's well managed and you can get great beer.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Matias L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Island fortress. Few miles away from main land. Frequent Boat services available. Need a full day to walk all around the island. Old fortress and monuments, gardens, beautiful scenery. Families with young children will enjoy much. good for day family picnic.More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank swadique
Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear swadique, Thank you for your review. We recommend following the blue line walking route for exploring the fortress. It takes you approximately 30-40 minutes one way. You can check this route in the visitor´s map which is available on our website. There are also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this island fortress remarkable! Pick a good day to walk around the fortress. Filled with cannons and look out points. The sea fortress is located right on the Baltic Sea, I would advise you dress accordingly!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get the ferry from the Market Square in Helsinki, really cheap and easy to do. The ferries run every 40mins or every 20mins at peak times, and run until late. The sea Fort consists of five islands, you can walk around them all, and the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Bob B! Thank you for your positive and very accurate review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Suomenlinna. We wish you a great winter and hope to see you again in Suomenlinna! Best regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place but best to go in the Summer months. Many cafes not open and on a cold and windy day when you just want a coffee it’s disappointing to find that the nearest place open is back 20mins from where you were. If...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear gemmae257, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit to the fortress. You can check the daily opening hours for the services in Suomenlinna (cafés, restaurants, museums, shops etc.) on our website in the opening hours and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to spend a few hours away from the city so we got tickets for the boat trip to the fortress. Some parts of the island are very dated and in need of TLC - don't go expecting a lot of choice in terms...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kazza9173 and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you recommend good shoes while visiting Suomenlinna: there are a lot of cobble stones, and especially in winter it can get slippery! Regarding the condition of different parts of the island:...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to the sea fort, such a great little island to walk around with such great sights to visit!More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear annalizah2015, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the fortress which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To explore the fortress, we recommend following the blue line walking route. You can check this route...More

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Mary J
September 21, 2019|
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Response from Juho Ä | Reviewed this property |
With a pram and a kid in it you can use the public transportation free of charge (1 adult).
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Jooellee
August 4, 2019|
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Response from Vicki196 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think that you should be able to see some attractions and enjoy the sunset too. The Ferry is running and there are food places and Market open too on the Island. Enjoy it :) its worth to take the ferry and see the city... More
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Agustinasp
May 5, 2019|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Dear Agus, Thank you for your question and interest in Suomenlinna! Suomenlinna sea fortress is an open-air destination without any entrance fee. There are 6 different museums in Suomenlinna and you can get the tickets... More
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