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.

Guided tours in wintertime during Weekends in English and in Russian.

In English 2.9.2017–31.5.2018, every Saturday and Sunday at 13:30. (no tours at 23.-24.12)

In Russian 2.9.-30.9, Saturday and Sunday at 13:30.

Start from Suomenlinnacentre and duration approx. 1  hour.

Regular weekend guided tours in English (SEP - MAY)

Regular guided tours are organized during the summer time daily and in the winter season on weekends. Regular tours are for individual visitors and no reservations is needed. The tours start from the Suomenlinna Centre. Duration one hour.

Regular Guided Tours in English

Regular guided tours are organized during the summer time daily and in the winter season on weekends. Regular tours are for individual visitors and no reservations is needed. The tours start from the Suomenlinna Centre. Duration one hour.

Regular Guided Tours in Chinese

Regular guided tours in Chinese are organized during the summer time in July and August. Regular tours are for individual visitors and no reservations is needed. The tours start from the Suomenlinna Centre. Duration one hour.

Suomenlinna Museums

Ehrensvärd-museo Suomenlinna
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.

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We offer a large variety of program at Suomenlinna.
Suomenlinnan tykistölahti

Getting there

Suomenlinna can be reached by waterbus or ferry

Suomenlinnan ruotsalainen kausi

History of Suomenlinna

Learn about the fascinating history of the fortress

Kustaanmiekka bastioni

Vallisaari Island

Visit Vallisaari fortress island

Пушечный шлюп Свеаборг

Cannon Sloop Diana

Sail in historical style