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
Visit the fortress with a guide and watch the award winning wide-screen presentation Suomenlinna Experience.
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 on the original central courtyard of the fortress in the Commander’s House. The first occupant of the building was Augustin Ehrensvärd (1710-1772), the founder of the Suomenlinna fortress.
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.
The unique Pump House is opened to the public with a guide.
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.
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.
The glorious history of the fortress of Suomenlinna has also its hidden stories.