Read about our seasonal program at Suomenlinna. We offer guided tours, events and much more. Welcome to Suomenlinna!
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Coffee and History

Enjoy a cup of coffee while visiting the Suomenlinnacentre.

In January and February 2020  we offer a free cup of coffee for every purchased ticket to Suomenlinna Museum.


Suomenlinna Museum is open every day at 10.30-16.30, welcome!

Helsinki Biennial at Vallisaari12.6-27.9.2020

The island of Vallisaari is a combination of deep green forests, great views over the Baltic Sea and interesting history. The island was opened to public relatively recently, in 2016. During its last decades as a military island, Vallisaari was no longer actively used by the Finnish military, which had unexpected yet 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.

Helsinki Biennial is an international art event that will bring outstanding contemporary art to maritime Vallisaari.


Experience the magical atmosphere of nature and art on a guided walking tour.

Bookings and more information Ehrensvärd Society +358 9 6841850.

Guide training 2020

The Ehrensvärd Society trains new authorized freelance guides at Suomenlinna in 25.2-21.4. 2020. The guide training will be organized in English and the lessons will be held at Suomenlinna on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 14-16.00. The training contains also written exersices and two exams.


Guided tours at Suomenlinna

Authorized guides are official Suomenlinna guides, who have graduated from Suomenlinna guide training. The Ehrensvärd Society has been the only authorized provider of guided tours at Suomenlinna since 1963 by the permission of the Ministry of Education and Culture. With a high quality training program we want to ensure correct historical contents, quality guide services and the security of groups. The Ehrensvärd Society also organizes guided tours on the islands of Lonna and Vallisaari.

Only authorized guides are allowed to guide at Suomenlinna. The Ehrensvärd Society provides work to all authorized guides. Tours are organized in cooperation with different travel agencies and the guides always work for the Ehrensvärd Society.


Applications to the training program

Send your cv and application to the course latest 10.2.2020 by email to guidebooking(at)

Inquires by phone +358 96841850

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Guided tours at Suomenlinna

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.

Wintertime every Saturday and Sunday english guided tours at 13.30

The tours start from the Suomenlinna Centre. Duration one hour.

Tickets from webshop

or from Suomenlinna Centre 11/8/4 euros

Jubilee exhibion by Erik Bruun at Suomenlinna Museum

Designer Erik Bruun celebrates his 70th year as a designer in 2019. This exhibition in Suomenlinna Museum celebrates his career.

Erik Bruun is a Finnish graphic designer. Bruun has designed a numerous amount of logotypes, brand guidelines, posters, books, annual reports for Forest Industry companies stamps and even Finnish banknotes. His posters, postcards and stamps mainly describe the Finnish beautiful nature.

Bruun has lived in Suomenlinna for almost 50 years. The nature of the fortress has inspired him for years.