Suomenlinna - A UNESCO World Hertage Sight in Helsinki


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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.


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.

What’s Included

Other: 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

Other: 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.

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Henrik Horneberg

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