Suomenlinna - A UNESCO World Hertage Sight in Helsinki

Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Swedish (fluent), English (fluent)

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.


You will see a little bit of the Helsinki archipelago during the ferry ride. 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.
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 a place convenient to you.

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.

What’s Included

I am a licenced Suomenlinna guide and I will tell you the history of the fortress as well as the present day life.

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.

What’s Extra

The return ticket by ferry is 5 - 7 euro. Entry tickets to museums are on your own expense.


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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