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Guided Walking Tour at Suomenlinna in English


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The tour introduces you to the famous fortress and offers interesting perspectives on the history of Finland and Northern Europe.

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 authorized Suomenlinna-guide tells about the 270 years of eventful history of Suomenlinna under the rule of three different states as well as the life on the islands today. The guide will take you to the most important sights of the fortress, such as the Great Courtyard and the Dry Dock, which in its days was among the largest in the world.

The guided tour ticket entitles the holder to free admission to the Ehrensvärd-museum within the opening hours of the museum.

Availability 2024:

September 2023 - May 2024: every Friday and Saturday at 13:30

June 1st - August 31s 2024t: every day at 10:30 and 14:00

The tours start from the Suomenlinna Museum. Duration one hour. It takes only 15 minutes to get to Suomenlinna from the Market Square: you can find the ferry timetables and the ticket prices here.

Tickets 2024:

14 € / adults, 5 € / children, 9 € /student or pensioner

Suomenlinnatours.com online shop and Suomenlinna Museum's ticket sales. Free with Helsinki Card. With the Helsinki Card it is not possible to book the tour beforehand, but it’s enough just to present your Helsinki Card at the Suomenlinna Museum counter before the start of the tour.

The guide service is subject to permits in Suomenlinna. Guides are authorised by the Ehrensvärd Society in cooperation with the National Board of Antiquities and the Governing Body of Suomenlinna.In order to ensure the quality of the guide services, only Ehrensvärd Society is allowed to offer guide services in Suomenlinna. '