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.
Suomenlinna Package includes a short film at the Suomenlinna Museum followed by a guided tour around the fortress.
The bastion walls at Kustaanmiekka and Susisaari hide over 200 years old tunnels and casemates. During an exciting tour through the the tunnels and defensive hills you will learn how the engineer troops constructed durable walls to protect one of the biggest sea fortresses in the world.
Suomenlinna Museum, located in the Suomenlinna Centre, showcases the eventful history of the island fortress from the 18th century to the present day. It also depicts the restauration of the World Heritage Site, Suomenlinna.
The Ehrensvärd Museum is located by the Great Courtyard, in the old Commander’s House. The interior of the museum illustrates an 18th century residence. The collection includes paintings, furniture, weapons, and ship models portraying vessels of the Swedish Archipelago Fleet.
During this tour you will hear about the luxurious and vivid life of the officers and their families in the 18th century during the Swedish era.
Come and hear about the hard times of the Finnish Civil War of the year 1918. What happened at Suomenlinna in the beginning of the 20th Century, when Finland gained its independence, during the Civil War and after.
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress was a naval base in the service of the Swedish Archipelago Fleet. The Dry Dock was used for shipbuilding and as a wintertime shelter for warships. A visit to the old Pump Room explains how the Dry Dock worked.
After the fortress surrendered to the Russians in 1808, Suomenlinna became a part of Russia along with the rest of Finland.
The Colonel Didrik Blomcreutz has returned to Suomenlinna.
Tiny island full of history! The island of Lonna is in the vicinity of Suomenlinna, just 15 min from the Market Square. Its history concentrates around naval mines and degaussing of ships.
The former military island of Vallisaari is located right next to Suomenlinna and it offers deep green forests, magnificent views and interesting histories. Vallisaari was opened to public relatively recently, in 2016. In summer 2020, the island hosts Helsinki Biennial art event.
Do you associate Suomenlinna with summer and sunshine? Well, you can forget the sunscreen this time. Join the Dreadful Suomenlinna -tour and the sun no longer shines. The Dreadful Suomenlinna -tour is based on historical facts and figures, and it focuses on the dark side of the human life: histories of misery of the soul and mortality of the human body.