Suomenlinna / Sveaborg

Island, Historic Site, and Neighborhood
  • Bommy C.
    "Cold and windy in the winter but still worth it to stroll through."(4 Tips)
    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"(12 Tips)
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  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaSeptember 16
    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.
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WyssOctober 8
    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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted Oct 19
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiJanuary 5
    Best to come visit in summer but winter time gives another more rough, windy and silent atmosphere with little tourists
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • 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 :)
  • 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
  • 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 B.
    Mel BasañezSeptember 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.
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 H.
    Tomi HuovinenMay 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
    quite windy in winters but still amazing.. might be even better in summers though. Dont miss the battlements.
  • Fw *.
    Fw *April 2
    It worths visiting especially when the weather is good!great for walks or even for a picnic
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Kasia K.
    Perfect palce to chill. If you love sea, you must go there.
  • Fedor M.
    Great sea view, good for spending time with friends on fresh air. Not for visiting alone, too boring
  • Payam H.
    No matter what time of the year, you should visit here!
  • 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.
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäJanuary 7
    Great for picnics or a day on the beach.
  • Heini H.
    Heini HayrinenAugust 3, 2013
    All restaurant kitchens close before nine, so get there early!
  • Sami V.
    Sami VesantoOctober 13, 2015
    Peaceful island and nice place for a day trip.
  • Sissi G.
    Sissi GriffinApril 11, 2015
    Come here when the sun is shining! It's most of the time outside, strolling along the island.
  • Den S.
    Den ShanyginNovember 14, 2015
    Island, fortes, cannons, sea, fresh air. Do you need anything more? .)
  • Art Z.
    Art ZhiltsoffNovember 5
    Many things to see and large area to walk through. Especially shipyard
  • Julia S.
    Julia SergioNovember 16, 2014
    Views are gorgeous all over the island!
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WittSeptember 21, 2015
    Chill on the rocks and watch the sunset.
  • 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.
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.October 30, 2014
    Beautiful place for a walk. A World Heritage site
  • Emmi K.
    Emmi KärnäJuly 5, 2013
    Don't be affraid to go where your feet lead you, enjoy the luxury of wandering around! :)
  • Kirsi
    KirsiJanuary 2, 2013
    Always an interesting and beautiful place to spend a day.
  • Federica P.
    Federica ParatiOctober 13, 2015
    Best place in Helsinki
  • 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.
  • 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
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