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.

Experience Suomenlinna

Guided tours during wintertime every Saturday and Sunday

In English 1.9.2018–31.5.2019, Saturday and Sunday at 13:30.

Start from Suomenlinnacentre and duration approx. 1  hour.

 

Summertime every day 1st June – 31st August

In English at 11:00, 13:00 and 14:30
In Swedish at 12:00
In Russian at 13:30
In Finnish at 12:00 and 25.6. – 12.8. Guns and Tunnels at 14:00
2.7. – 31.8. in Chinese Monday – Friday at 11:30

Guided tours in English in Wintertime (September - May)

Joining a guided tour is a great way to see the fortress. The tour takes you lively through times, introduces you to the famous fortress and offers interesting perspectives on the history of Finland and Northern Europe. During the winter season, guided tours are offered on Sat & Sun at 13.30. Welcome!

Guided Tours in Russian

Joining a guided tour is a great way to see the fortress. The tour takes you lively through times, introduces you to the famous fortress and offers interesting perspectives on the history of Finland and Northern Europe. Welcome!

Guided Tours in Chinese

Joining a guided tour is a great way to see the fortress. The tour takes you lively through times, introduces you to the famous fortress and offers interesting perspectives on the history of Finland and Northern Europe. Join a guided tour in Chinese in Summer 2019. Welcome!

Guided Tours in English in Summertime (June - August)

Joining a guided tour is a great way to see the fortress. The tour takes you lively through times, introduces you to the famous fortress and offers interesting perspectives on the history of Finland and Northern Europe. Welcome!

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