The island of Vallisaari is a combination of green forests, great views over the Baltic Sea and interesting history. Vallisaari is a former military island. It was part of the same defence system as the islands of the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress. In particular, the island grew in importance in the 1800s, in the Russian era. Most of the fortifications and constructions on the island date back to the late 1800s. After the Finnish independence, the island served the Finnish military. During the last decades as a military island, Vallisaari was no longer actively used by the Finnish military, which had unexpected positive implications on the island: nowadays, Vallisaari offers a green, tranquil environment for visitors to enjoy. The military past is present in the form of fortifications and interesting stories about the historical events that the island has been part of.
Ehrensvärd Society organizes guided tours for groups at Vallisaari. We recommend to reserve 1,5 - 2 hours for the tour.
Please wear comfortable shoes and warm and wind-/waterproof clothes.
Price: 350 euros/group/max 20 persons, 390 euros/group/max 35 persons (the price does not include waterbus tickets)
How to get there?
JT-Line waterbus service operates the route Market Square - Vallisaari - Suomenlinna - Market Square. It takes 20 min to reach the island by waterbus (departure from the Market Square). JT-Line's waterbus tickets can also be booked via Ehrensvärd Society.
A visit to Vallisaari can be easily combined with a visit to Suomenlinna.
Further information and reservations: Ehrensvärd Society, email@example.com / tel. 09 684 1850
|Lisätietoja:||The route of the guided tour is approx. 3 km long. Please reserve enough time for the visit / tour, wear comfortable shoes and dress according to weather.|
Take a water bottle with you (there are also a few cafes on the island offering coffee, snacks, light lunch etc.).