Suomenlinna / Sveaborg

Island, Historic Site, and Neighborhood
  • James M.
    "Very good example of a fortress island."(3 Tips)
    antti k.
    "walls at Kustaanmiekka"(3 Tips)
    Minna V.
    "One of the best picnic places in Helsinki"(11 Tips)
    "UNESCO World Heritage site around the Helsinki capital region."(2 Tips)
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  • James M.
    James MashiriSeptember 9, 2015
    Great history. Very good example of a fortress island. UNESCO world heritage site. Be sure to visit the WWII submarine Vesikko and the lighthouse church as they're asking the few left in the world.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaSeptember 16, 2016
    Take a ferry and spend a few hours on this historical fortress island. Cold and windy in the winter but still worth it to stroll through. Museums can be a hit or miss.
  • Daniel W.
    Great place: a fortress on a small island around 15 minutes far away of Helsinki. Go there with the ferry and walk around. Best view in the south of the island!
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiJanuary 5, 2016
    Best to come visit in summer but winter time gives another more rough, windy and silent atmosphere with little tourists
  • Katja M.
    Katja M.August 16, 2015
    Great outdoor museum! Take the food basket from home because local cafes are expensive. Two-way ticket is €5 (from Helsinki).
  • Mel H.
    Mel HelamaSeptember 14, 2015
    In summer is outstanding but in winter is magical! It's always windy so take a light jacket or a good winter coat.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RiversJanuary 29
    The trip out to the island is well worth it and a destination in itself. The island is pretty big and you can spend a good day here. We visited the military museum, where we had a guided tour.
  • Manuel I.
    Manuel IncertiFebruary 17, 2015
    This is a very nice place, perfect to stop by during your trip in this special island! You feel like a home, with a nice and good soup and self service water and bread!
  • Sadalmelek .
    Great island...You have to see this island before leave.You can take awesome photos.It takes 15 mins with ferry and you only pay 5 euros if you do not have Helsinki Card.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SergioNovember 16, 2014
    One of the most beautiful place I've been to! The sunset over the Baltic Sea is incredible! Comparable with one on Santorini, not even sure which one I liked more. Landscapes like somewhere in Ireland
  • Szymon K.
    Szymon KukanowAugust 12, 2013
    Simply the MUST in Helsinki, plan an entire day for the walks, coffees, walks, lunch and more walks. Regardless the weather in the city take a scarf and/or wind jacket.
  • Ricky I.
    Ricky Iskandar1 week ago
    beautiful & magical island full of historical site. Well managed and have nice walking path. Love the walk to The King's Gate.
  • Anasuya I.
    Anasuya IyerAugust 31, 2014
    Beautiful island! Get a picnic and spend half a day. Loads of remote spots for a quiet picnic if you walk further down towards the small beach
  • Vlad P.
    Vlad PustynskiSeptember 4, 2014
    A great fortress with lots of place to walk and to look around, several museums a wonderful see sights.
  • antti k.
    antti kaukorantaAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pick up the guide brochure on the ferry or visitor center. It has a map, description of sights, cafés and restaurants, and opening hours.
  • antti k.
    antti kaukorantaAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Picnic places all around the islands. Handicraft shops. Go to the walls at Kustaanmiekka at around 5.15pm to see a big cruise ship sail through the narrow strait between islands.
  • Nokia
    NokiaAugust 9, 2011
    Suomenlinna is the only UNESCO World Heritage site around the Helsinki capital region. Come here for a lovely picnic and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.
  • Will R.
    Will RoseApril 14, 2015
    Incredibly beautiful blending of natural landscapes, Finnish architecture, and military history. Well worth a trip on a sunny day
  • Jalmari T.
    Jalmari TalolaAugust 2, 2010
    I took my friend to Suomenlinna. He's been there many times before but never had walked all the way to Kustaanmiekka. He was amazed how great place it was! So walk all the way through! It's worth it!
  • Katrin
    KatrinMay 16, 2013
    Every day between 9 and 10 in the morning and 5 to 5:30 in the afternoon Helsinki - Stockholm ferries pass the Kustaanmiekka strait close to the King's gate.
  • Tomi
    TomiMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Unesco world heritage spot in front of the Helsinki. If you happend to be a paraglider pilot it's even possible to soar above the walls in right winds. Not for beginners.
  • Matilda K.
    Matilda KSeptember 11, 2011
    an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands; One of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki as well as a popular picnicking spot for the city's inhabitants. Take a ferry ride there :)
  • Manyata G.
    Manyata GoyalJanuary 26, 2016
    quite windy in winters but still amazing.. might be even better in summers though. Dont miss the battlements.
  • Fw *.
    Fw *April 2, 2016
    It worths visiting especially when the weather is good!great for walks or even for a picnic
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittSeptember 21, 2015
    Chill on the rocks and watch the sunset.
  • Carol C.
    Carol ChenSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great to spend an afternoon here exploring the fortress, enjoying the scenery and having a picnic by the sea (if the weather permits).
  • Carl-Magnus C.
    Go visit the museum, check the time schedule for the slideshow to see it. Highly recommended.
  • Ali V.
    Ali Vaseghnia2 weeks ago
    A must-see for anyone visiting Helsinki. Beautiful views. 👍
  • Sissi G.
    Sissi GriffinApril 11, 2015
    Come here when the sun is shining! It's most of the time outside, strolling along the island.
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KoczułapAugust 29, 2016
    Perfect palce to chill. If you love sea, you must go there.
  • Joanne S.
    Joanne SkinnerSeptember 16, 2011
    Be aware that many of the museums and sights are only open in Summer, still worth a visit though!
  • Payam H.
    Payam HossainiJuly 5, 2016
    No matter what time of the year, you should visit here!
  • Fedor M.
    Fedor MuhosranskiyJune 22, 2016
    Great sea view, good for spending time with friends on fresh air. Not for visiting alone, too boring
  • Art Z.
    Art ZhiltsoffNovember 5, 2016
    Many things to see and large area to walk through. Especially shipyard
  • Tiefebrunnen
    TiefebrunnenOctober 14
    Very nice place and nature for a walking in the sun.
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäJanuary 7, 2016
    Great for picnics or a day on the beach.
  • Roman P.
    Roman P.August 27, 2013
    Beautiful and interesting historical Island, recommend to visit.
  • Kukkii K.
    Kukkii KoppeeAugust 8, 2015
    Very touristy because it's very picturesque. The locals like to picnic up on the cliff.
  • Sami V.
    Sami VesantoOctober 13, 2015
    Peaceful island and nice place for a day trip.
  • Heini H.
    Heini HayrinenAugust 3, 2013
    All restaurant kitchens close before nine, so get there early!
  • Julia S.
    Julia SergioNovember 16, 2014
    Views are gorgeous all over the island!
  • Den S.
    Den ShanyginNovember 14, 2015
    Island, fortes, cannons, sea, fresh air. Do you need anything more? .)
  • mark c.
    mark cApril 26, 2012
    Don't miss the King's Quay, awesome view at the top.
  • Dainis
    DainisFebruary 3, 2015
    A small island few kilometres from Helsinki mainland. Ferry departs every hour.
  • Emmi K.
    Emmi KärnäJuly 5, 2013
    Don't be affraid to go where your feet lead you, enjoy the luxury of wandering around! :)
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.October 30, 2014
    Beautiful place for a walk. A World Heritage site
  • Kirsi
    KirsiJanuary 2, 2013
    Always an interesting and beautiful place to spend a day.
  • Konsta S. – Suomenlinna Fort nice place to visit
  • Federica P.
    Federica ParatiOctober 13, 2015
    Best place in Helsinki
  • nehir o.
    nehir oguzDecember 22, 2014
    I love finland! This place was very nice.
  • Soila M.
    Soila MariaJuly 31, 2015
    Remember to take a torch and check the caves!
  • Anastasiska
    AnastasiskaMay 2, 2013
    Summer - is simple Summer
  • Alberto V.
    Nice place for picnic or just stay...
  • Steffen Ø.
    Steffen ØrstedJanuary 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Valimo! The only affordable place on the island to eat. Has sauna too and a lovely ambience.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BowlingApril 3, 2016
    Do not miss this when in Helsinki.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 3, 2015
    Impressive fortress island.
  • Francesco Paolo F.
    Pure magic in winter!
  • Janne R.
    Janne RuohistoJuly 29, 2012
    A fun place to spend a day and laugh with your friends. You can ask Onnellisuusopisto (Insitute of Happiness) for a laughing yoga session here to make the day unforgetable :)
  • Pinar ..
    Pinar .October 13, 2015
    A must see in Finland !
  • Rein
    ReinOctober 16, 2015
    The view behind the fortress' walls
  • Rosa H.
    Rosa HidalgoDecember 7, 2015
    Amazing !!!
  • Вадим S.
    Beautiful landscapes!
  • Taija S.
    Taija SyrmanAugust 9, 2015
    Nothing beats the summer picnics in Suomenlinna!
  • Timo V.
    Timo VehvilainenMay 17, 2010
    Take ferry from Kauppatori to Suomenlinna. Remeber to buy your ferry ticket before boarding. Read more
  • Minna V.
    Minna VehviläinenJune 4, 2010
    One of the best picnic places in Helsinki Read more
  • Mister M.
    Mister MykkänenOctober 14, 2015
    The strike towers
  • Johanna K.
    Johanna KotipeltoJune 8, 2013
    Chapmanin hengentuote lasketaan vesille heinäkuussa!
  • Mister M.
    Mister MykkänenJune 25, 2015
    #fin good!
  • soshial
    soshialMay 4
    Ferry schedule 2017
  • Heikki C.
    Heikki CollanusJune 17, 2010
    Nice place for picknik. Read more
  • M ..
    M .January 10
    Красивый остров, на который можно добраться с главной площади на пароме. Здесь располагаются различные музеи, с острова открываются красивые виды на Хельсинки.
  • Evelina
    EvelinaJuly 1, 2013
    До этого острова от Торговой площади (сразу за фонтаном) довезет паром туда-обратно = 7€. Но если пройти метров сто вперед,то увидите автомат,кот. продает билет на другой паром- туда-обратно = 5 € :-)
    Upvoted Nov 8
  • Pruden R.
    Pruden RodríguezAugust 18, 2014
    Fortaleza con mucha historia, Patrimonio UNESCO. Ferry i/v 5€. Los museos una vez allí son caros, pero el central es muy completo y pasan vídeo con opción de audio en español. Es típico hacer picnic
  • Paco P.
    Paco PalaNovember 21, 2016
    Superbe île sur laquelle se dresse une forteresse dont l'efficacité militaire a finalement été très relative. En hiver, le ferry dans la baie d'Helsinki semble partir pour le grand Nord.
  • Elena E.
    Elena EMay 4, 2014
    Здесь можно бродить целую вечность! Море, чистый воздух, за растениями ухаживают. А пушки и подводная лодка ничего особенного не представляют, как и сама крепость. Здесь просто хорошо.
  • Fırat G.
    Fırat G.September 1, 2015
    24 saatlik ulasim bileti alarak gelin..ada super..yesil ve tarihi yerler muzeler var.piknik yapmak yuruyus vs icin de yapilacak cok sey olmadigi icin kesinlikle ziyaret edin
  • Maria Celina
    Maria CelinaOctober 8, 2016
    Lugar histórico. As crianças vêm caçar Pokémon. Há pessoas tirando fotos em cosplay. Passeios a pé pela ilha. Lanches, muito sorvete. Use o cartão de transporte público no ferry.
  • Tatjana M.
    Tatjana MuravskajaJune 18, 2014
    Ехать только летом и ещё раз - летом. Открытые пространства острова и ветер с моря могут смыть благостные впечатления от пейзажей и уединённости мест.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LezhnevaJanuary 7, 2016
    великолепный остров с которого без отличных фотографий и моря впечатлений не уедите. не ленитесь и пройдите на самые удаленные берега - вид невероятный!
  • Александр Щ.
    В центральном музее можно подцепить экскурсию и слегка подкрепиться и даже подогреться глёгом. Но зимой тут сурово.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TokarevJune 24, 2015
    остров-крепость. сюда можно приплыть на пароме от пристани. билеты стоят около 5 евро. а еще тут родился всем известный товарищ Белинский.
  • Надежда
    НадеждаMarch 21, 2015
    Более красивой крепости никогда раньше не встречала. Она потрясающа. Территория ее настолько огромна, что и суток не хватит для осмотра.
  • Irawinny
    IrawinnyApril 10, 2015
    Одно из лучших мест доя отдыха. Музеи, кафе, цветы цветут, море плещется!
  • Roman K.
    Roman KrasovskiySeptember 1, 2014
    Скучновато, на 3 балла. Можно ехать через HSL/HRT по обычному городскому проездному. Можно проехать и "зайцем", контроля почти не бывает, но если поймают - штраф 80€.
  • Sergio Paulo A.
    Lugar muito bonito e com travessias de apenas 15 minutos, saindo de Helsinki!
  • Anastasiya I.
    Anastasiya Iriskina 👄September 7, 2016
    По острову топят ЗАЙЦЫ. Не эти ваши мелкотравчатые кролики, а настоящие степные зайцы. 🐰
  • Timtim N.
    Timtim NesterSeptember 1, 2015
    Уделите половину дня! Это место стоит посетить, если повезет с погодой!
  • Margarita G.
    Margarita GolubkinaDecember 12, 2014
    Паром на взрослого туда-обратно стоит 5евро, билеты ни разу не проверили, штраф 80евро ;)
  • Тимур Т.
    Есть где полазить. Есть что посмотреть в музее.
  • Mila K.
    Mila KoJuly 20, 2013
    Торопливая экскурсия от турфирмы с доставкой на пароме туда/обратно - 20€. Грустная переплата...
  • H@S@N (.
    Herşey harika gelip gormeniz lazım😄
  • zaharrra
    zaharrraDecember 13, 2012
    зимой здесь делать трижды нечего. темень, ветер и скукатища
    Upvoted Nov 8
  • Elena S.
    Elena SavchenkoNovember 8
    Одевайтесь потеплее, тут бывает ветрено и очень зябко🌬 После захода солнца тут делать особо нечего
  • Tanya M.
    Tanya MoseevaJune 28, 2015
    Билет на паром никто не спрашивает (можно проехать "зайцем") ;)
  • Louise d.
    Louise de PausJune 19, 2016
    Interessant en mooi vestingeiland
  • Олег Г.
    Сам остров великолепен и не более
  • Tony E.
    Tony EvansJanuary 13
    Bývala vojenská pevnost s vojenským muzeem i funkčími kasárnami.
  • Fulya M.
    Fulya MDecember 2, 2016
    Guzel ama 2 saat yeter
  • Alex T.
    Alex TalanovMarch 14
    Ааааа!!! Ааааа!!!!
  • Irina S.
    Irina SakhnoNovember 11, 2016
    Она огромная!!!!
  • Tim K.
    Tim KarlovicOctober 13, 2015
    Здорово сюда приезжать и гулять под промозглым ветром. Потом греться в уютном кафе и опять стынуть. Весьма самобытное место.
    Downvoted Nov 9
  • Olga B.
    Olga BalakinaJuly 4, 2014
    Walking tours happen everyday! Check out to know the exact time english/swedish/finnish/ russian. | на русском языке в 12:30 😉
  • Sadalmelek .
    Bu adayı görmeden Helsinki'den ayrılmayın.Günlük biletiniz varsa ücretsiz, yoksa 5 avroya gidip dönebilirsiniz.15 dk sürüyor ve her 20 dk'da bir feribot kalkıyor.Güzel bir yürüyüş ve foto için ideal..
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GoslingJanuary 2, 2016
    Невероятно Красиво
  • Jaani T.
    Jaani TurunenNovember 15, 2014
    Kesän ja talven kohokohta on Suomenlinnan vierailu. Vain vaatetus kohdalleen ja menoksi 💙
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