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

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.

Wintertime on weekends in English:  every Saturday and Sunday at 13:30.

In Russian: every day 28.12-31.12 and 2.1-6.1 at 12.30

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

Tickets from webshop

or from Suomenlinna Centre 11/8/4 euros

Special exhibition at Suomenlinna Museum

Exhibition: One hundred years of Suomenlinna 1918–2018

Previously known as Sveaborg or Viapori, the fortress was named Suomenlinna 100 years ago. This exhibition examines the 100 years of the fortress’s Finnish period.

The photographs in the exhibition were taken in 1918 and 2018. The photographs taken in 1918 are from the collection of Carl von Wendt, the first civilian commandant of the fortress’s Finnish period. Photographers Gunnar Lönnqvist, Niilo Toivonen and Eric Sundström took these pictures in the summer of 1918. In 2018, photographer Tim Bird photographed Suomenlinna from the same angles as the photographers in 1918.

Every Saturday 26.1-31.3 at 13.00 a short introduction to the exhibition.