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Guided Tours

The best way to explore Suomenlinna is to participate on a guided walking tour

The construction works of one of the biggest Nordic fortresses, Suomenlinna, begun in 1748. The best way to get to know the fascinating story behind the World Heritage Site of UNESCO, Suomenlinna fortress, is to join a guided tour.

During the guided walking tour an authorised guide tells about the 260 years of eventful history of Suomenlinna under the rule of three different states as well as the life on the island today. The guide will take you to the most important sights of the fortress, such as the Great Castle Courtyard, Piper’s Park and the Dry Dock, which in its days was among the largest in the world.

Guides at Suomenlinna are authorised by the Ehrensvärd Society together with the National Board of Antiquities and the Governing Body of Suomenlinna. Only authorised guides are allowed to guide groups in Suomenlinna. By using only authorised guides the Ehrensvärd Society wants to ensure the quality and the right historical facts of the tour.

Regular Guided Tours at Suomenlinna

Regular guided tours are organized during the summer time daily and in the winter season on weekends. Regular tours are for individual visitors and no reservations is needed. The tours start from the Suomenlinna Centre. Duration one hour.

Price 11,00 Euro/adults and 4,00 Euro/children (7-17 years). Free with Helsinki-card.

Summertime every day 1st June – 31st August:

In English at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:30

In Swedish at 12:00

In Russian at 13:30

In Finnish at 13:30 and 26.6. – 13.8. Guns and Tunnels at 15:00

1.7. – 31.8. in Chinese Monday – Friday at 11:30

Wintertime on Weekends in English and in Russian.

In English 2.1.-29.5. & 3.9.–18.12., every Saturday and Sunday at 13:30.

In Russian 26.12-30.12 and 2.1.-7.1.2016 and 16.4–29.5. & 3.9.-30.10, Saturday and Sunday at 13:30.

Regular Guided Tours at Vallisaari

The Ehrensvärd Society organizes public guided tours at Vallisaari. The tours start by the JT-Line waterbus pier at Vallisaari.

Tours in finnish
1.5-12.5 Sat-Sun at 11.50
13.5-4.6 Sat-Sun at 13.15
5.6-13.8 daily at 11.30 and at 14.00
14.8-31.8 daily at 11.50 and Sat-Sun at 11.50 and 14.00
1.9-30.9 Sat-Sun at 11.50

Tours in english
29.6-12.8 Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 13.30
17.8-26.8 Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 13.00

Price: 14 euros/adult and 9 euros/Children
Combined tickets for JT-Line waterbus and guided tours 20 euros/adult and 12,00 euros/child

For groups by reservation

We arrange guided walking tours for groups by reservation the year round. Tours can be arranged in 16 different languages. Below you can browse the different tours available.
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Guided Walking Tour

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The Guns and Tunnels

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Art and Manners

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Russian Suomenlinna

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picnic on suomenlinna island


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Photo: The Governing Body of Suomenlinna

Lonna Island

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Photo: The Governing Body of Suomenlinna


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Vallisaari opens to the public in May 2016 ...