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You can easily spend two hours here, just strolling around the beautiful grounds. Add a museum or two and a beer or coffee at one of the many restaurants and you're in for a half day experience! Certainly worth it, as the only fee you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AndersJ556
Reviewed yesterday

All you have to do is catch a ferry from the Main Market Square and you reach this island in a few minutes. The ride is beautiful and the island is 1000x more pretty! Honestly, I still can't get over the views. It's so very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rohinianandamurugan
Reviewed 2 days ago

A reasonably priced ferry by Market Square will get you to the fortress. The ride is free if you have a Helsinki Card. There are ferries every twenty minutes. There is a vending machine that is fairly easy to use to purchase tickets. The ride...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Marty B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The island itself is located on a bunch of islands off the Helsinki coast and is home to about 850 people. The fortress, which is called Sveaborg, is a popular visitor attraction and its construction began in 1748 when Finland was part of the Swedish...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank BUGI_70
Reviewed 2 days ago

A World Heritage Site! You can reach Suomenlinna by ferry and is about 15 minutes from the mainland. The ferry leaves every hour. This is one of the places that is included FREE with your Helsinki card. Suomenlinna is a sea fortress consists of four...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

five euro return ferry trip per adult. with a 12hrs validity include transfer to tram would be nice. didnt pay for any museum juat enjoyjng the scenary. the pavement need major work improvement. it was straining on our feets. amazing scenic view here

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank donoshinkun
Reviewed 3 days ago

This UNESCO world heritage site is an island sea fortress, just a short ferry ride from central Helsinki. The tour was excellent and gave the history of the island, as well as Finland's relations with both Sweeden and Russia. The tour was just one hour,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mtd143
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The JT Line Ferry ran about every 20 minutes taking about 20-30 minutes to cross. The journey was itself a pleasure. Third stop and you are there. The fortress is a group of islands which you can walk between which are covered with gun points,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NigelB940
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not sure I would put it as high as the top attraction in Helsinki which it appears to be on trip adviser, but it’s a great day out. Not far from the city. Great for families to run around and explore.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank J T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only a short trip with the ferry (12 minutes) that leaves every 20 minutes. Very nice historical site that also includes a small village. You can take the indicated path but it is more fun to go just crisscross around the different parts of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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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
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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April 17, 2019|
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Response from Suomenlinna_official | Property representative |
Hello! That's right. At the Market Square, there are blue ticket vending machines where you can buy tickets for the public ferry HSL. Welcome to Suomenlinna! Best Regards, Aslak / Suomenlinna Tourist Information
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