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  • Address: Helsinki, Finland
  • Hours: Most attractions open 10am - 6:30pm in Summer, 10am - 4pm in Winter
  • Admission: Free. Attractions in the area may have admission fees

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Suomenlinna Fortress

An ideal day or half-day trip from Helsinki is to pack a picnic and take the regular ferry to Suomenlinna Fortress. A great deal of Helsinki's history was shaped here - the UNESCO World Heritage Listed fortress was founded by the Swedes in 1748 to protect against the Russians, but following a prolonged attack, Sveaborg was surrendered to the Russians in 1808. The Russians then used it to protect the shipping channels to St. Petersburg. In 1917, after the Russian Revolution, Finland declared independence and took back Suomenlinna, using it for the military until 1973 when it passed over to the citizens of Finland.

Suomenlinna is made up of 8 islands, with 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) of fortress walls, 290 buildings and over 100 guns and cannons. These days there are 6 museums, 9 restaurants and 850 residents. Many locals like to picnic among the fortress ruins with a few drinks - it can get pretty boozy here on summer weekends.

Practical Info

HKL ferries depart every 20 minutes from the passenger quay at the kauppatori. The Helsinki Card is valid for all ferries and attractions at Suomenlinna.

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Private 1-Hour Helsinki Archipelago High-speed Boat Cruise, Helsinki, null
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Private 1-Hour Helsinki Archipelago High-speed Boat Cruise

Enjoy high-speed thrills in the coastal waters of the Helsinki archipelago on this private 1-hour sightseeing boat tour. Pull on your warm protective layers, ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $964.36
Private Guided Tour of Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Helsinki, Day Cruises
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Private Guided Tour of Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Visit Suomenlinna Sea Fortress on a privately guided tour from central Helsinki. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Suomenlinna is one of the largest sea ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $249.98
Private Half-Day Tour of Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Helsinki, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Half-Day Tour of Helsinki and Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Helsinki, the vibrant capital of Finland, is full of life and exciting sights! This private 4-hour tour includes a guided city tour of Helsinki and a visit to ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $659.43
Helsinki Card, Helsinki, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Helsinki Card

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Discover Helsinki independently with the Helsinki Card. The card is a handy, economical way to make the most of your visit in Helsinki. It is a transport ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $47.41
Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise, Helsinki, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Helsinki Sightseeing Canal Cruise

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See the sights of Helsinki from the water on a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise! Relax inside in the lower saloon or out on deck, and admire the beautiful islands ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.94
Helsinki City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Helsinki, Day Cruises
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Helsinki City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See Helsinki, the lively Finnish capital, at your leisure on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. As you travel around the city by open-top double-decker ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $29.09
Helsinki Grand Tour including Panorama Sightseeing Tour and Canal Cruise, Helsinki, Hop-on Hop-off ... 
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Helsinki Grand Tour including Panorama Sightseeing Tour and Canal Cruise

Make the most of your stay in Helsinki with this comprehensive combination tour including two top tours in the Finnish capital: Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.49

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