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

The lilacs are blooming at Suomenlinna

The oldest lilacs at Suomenlinna date back to the 18th Century, when they were planted for decorating beautiful gardens. The lilacs are now blooming and the wonderful scent of the flowers cover the whole fortress. Come and enjoy the flowering fortress and visit the oldest cafeteria, Cafe Piper, in the blooming Piper´s Park.
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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

Suomenlinna Museum is open all year round

The main museum of the fortress Suomenlinna Museum is open all year round. The permanent exhibition showcases the history of the fortress through tools, clothes and other historical items as well as modern touch-screens. The second floor exhibits the restauration works of the fortress. The temporary exhibitions gives insight to our cultural heritage.


The Suomenlinna Experience film presents the history of Suomenlinna every half an hour.


Entrance 8/4€ (adults, children).

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