Private guided tours can be booked in beforehand by email guidebooking(at)suomenlinnatours.com
Guided tours for everyone
The construction works of one of the biggest Nordic fortresses, Suomenlinna, begun in 1748. 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.
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.
There are six different museum at Suomenlinna and they all have their fascinating story to tell.
Sail with a cannon sloop
Join a sailing in historical style with cannon sloop Diana.
We offer a large variety of program at Suomenlinna.
Suomenlinna can be reached by waterbus or ferry
History of Suomenlinna
Learn about the fascinating history of the fortress