Once called the Gibraltar of the north
Suomenlinna sea fortress is located upon granite islands outside Helsinki. It takes about 15 - 20 minutes to reach the fortress by ferry from the Market Square. The islands have bastions, canons, museums but also nice cafes and a small beach. Suomenlinna sea fortress has over 900, 000 visitors per year. It became a UNESCO World Heritage sight in 1991.
We will take the ferry from the Market Square. Please remember to dress suitable to the weather. The next hours will be spent walking around Suomenlinna sea fortress. I recommend a visit to the Toy museum if you are interested in old toy. Please notice that the museum is operated by a private person and therefore open only during the summer and bigger holidays.
You will have time to do some shopping as well as having refreshments.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship port.
End location: I will leave you at a place you prefer.
Duration: 4 hours
The ferry operates 3-4 times per hour from May to mid September. Duringing the rest of the year the ferry operates once per hour.
A ferry will take you out to the Fortress. The tour will then continue as a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - The return ticket by ferry is 5 - 7 euro. The entry to a museum is 6 - 9 euro. Maybe you also would like to enjoy coffee or ice-cream.
I do not drive and guide at the same time, since I want to concentrate upon my guests and not upon the traffic. I am happy to arrange transportation and licensed driver.
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Christina was a great guide; easy to understand, easy to hear. Told us what is essential and interesting to know, with a humoristic twist. Everybody in our group of 31 people were very happy with her.