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we took the short ferry ride over and just walked around for a few hours. We should have done a tour as we had lots of unanswered questions. The museum/visitor center was a big help in understanding the history of the fortress. We were there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bsharph
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went across for an hour or so using the public ferry (HSL). It leaves from just outside the City Hall and costs 5€ for an adult return ticket which you can buy at the port. The ride takes 5/10 minutes and leaves approximately every...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have booked the Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sightseeing Tour through Viator. Helsinki Tour is the operator of this half day tour. The guide of this tour was Miss Mini, she picked us up from Hotel Kämp. Miss Mini is surely knowledgeable, helpful and punctual. She...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ghadeer2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Using our Helsinki Travel Card we had free ferry and museum entry to all the sites on the island. From the 18th C Dry Dock (the largest in Europe when built) to the large Fort at the end and the various naval and military Museums,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about six hours at Suomenlinna. We had a multi-day transport pass so it was super easy to scan in and head over and back. We picked up a map with directions any followed the blue route to King’s gate. Good lesson in history,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathilucas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth visiting if you've got more than a day in Helsinki. It's only a short and cheap ferry ride from the city - the ferry runs frequently during summer peak season. Great maps of the island freely available. Lots of shops, cafes and museums...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sweeneym88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this island off-season. It was very cold but sunny and the view of Helsinki and the surrounding area were outstanding. We walked the island and picked up some of the history, but more english might have been helpful. The trip to the island...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Suomenlinna_official, Tourist Advisor at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you JetLagJack for your kind review! Suomenlinna is a destination that you can visit all year round with stunning views both in summer and winter. For history lovers, there are several museums where you can learn about the history of the fortress as well...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went across on the ferry, it was a very cold but sunny February day, we had a great time exploring the island, a lot of the museum's were closed because it was a winter, but we payed to listen to a short film, in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janovice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Suomenlini fort is a small island out the coast of Helsinki about 20 minutes by ferry. It's only 5 euro for the boat, no need to take an expensive tour. We took the first boat and had a nice walk around the island. When...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 913gunterv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an extremely short and easy ferry ride to this interesting island. While in the depths of winter a number of things are closed, we still enjoyed the better part of a day at the site and gain some very interesting insights into some...More

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

Thank you, Fiona241, for your review! Nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the fortress! Suomenlinna is indeed a place in Finland where you can learn not only about the history of Suomenlinna but also about the history of Finland. The Suomenlinna Museum...More

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1 February 2019|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Dear OzNana, Suomenlinna is a slightly challenging environment for visitors with impaired mobility. Exploring the fortress consists mainly of walking. Footpaths are paved with cobblestones, gravel or sand. There are also... More
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30 July 2018|
Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Kabrams1618, yes, the combination ticket to all the museums in Suomenlinna costs 19 Euros. You can purchase the ticket at any museum here. With kind regards, Taru / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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30 July 2018|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello Anna H! Thank you for your question. You can get to Suomenlinna eitehr by the public ferry (HSL), or the rpivate water bus (JT-line). the public ferry departures from Suomenlinna back to the mainland every 20 minutes... More
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