Visit World Heritage Site Sea Fortress Suomenlinna to see a sea fortress built on a collection of six islands. This ruggedly beautiful spot is a favorite among both locals and tourists. The fortress was built in 1748 and inhabited by Swedes and Russians until 1918, when it became a part of independent Finland. View the impressive fortified structure, constructed by the Swedish crown to withstand attacks from 18th-century Russia (who eventually overtook the islands in 1808). Nowadays the site supports a town with civilian inhabitants and draws visitors from the mainland of Finland. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Helsinki holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Tours to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
$208 BOOK WITH VIATOR Shore Excursion- City sightseeing and Suomenlinna from Helsinki Harbors
Duration: 5 hours
$49 BOOK WITH VIATOR Money Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Sightseeing Boat Tour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
$226 BOOK WITH VIATOR Helsinki in Nutshell: Suomenlinna & City Highlights by Eco-Friendly Ways
Duration: 5 hours
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna reviews
Such a great day out, we spontaneously got the ferry over so had nothing planned when we arrived. Luckily, right outside the ferry drop off there is a tourist information centre, the lovely ladies in.... more
Such a great day out, we spontaneously got the ferry over so had nothing planned when we arrived. Luckily, right outside the ferry drop off there is a tourist information centre, the lovely ladies in.... more »
Nice and quiet place with wonderful views but better for spring or summer. There is a cheap ferry tickey for 2.80 euros valid for 80 mins but I recomment the day-pass (8 euros) as 80 mins is a bit...
Nice and quiet place with wonderful views but better for spring or summer. There is a cheap ferry tickey for 2.80 euros valid for 80 mins but I recomment the day-pass (8 euros) as 80 mins is a bit... more »
Free to visit via the ferry if you have a travel pass for the transportation in Helsinki. I visited for a couple hours and walked around. There was a lot more to see, and I will probably be back to visit more when there is warmer weather. It is very quiet and peaceful and there is a lot of history to uncover by visiting there.
this was a very cool place to go, and there is a grocery store if you need anything. Lots of cave type passageways and just a very interesting place to walk around.
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