On a guided tour, you will visit historical places, and hear about the fortress's fascinating stories. On the tour, you will get to know, among other things, the Great Castle Yard and the dry dock, which was once one of the largest in the world.

Guided tours at Suomenlinna

Guided tour

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

Adult €14.00 Child €5.00 Free with the Pass!

Contact


Suomenlinna C 74
00190 Helsinki

+358968999850
guidebooking@suomenlinnatours.com
www.suomenlinnatours.com

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.

Opening time

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

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

The tours start from the Suomenlinna Museum. Duration one hour. 

Suomenlinna Museum, located in the Suomenlinna Centre, showcases the eventful history of the island fortress from the 18th century to the present day. The entrance fee includes access to see a short film about Suomenlinna’s history, screened every half an hour in the auditorium.

Suomenlinna Museum is located in the Suomenlinna Centre, by the Artillery Bay. The museum is open all year round.

Thematic of the place

Guided tour

For almost eighty years the visitors and residents of the Suomenlinna fortress have been able to enjoy a cup of coffee with pastries in the beautiful Piper’s Cafe. On weekdays a soup lunch is also on offer. Cafe Piper is known for its outstanding location in the flowering park and lovely terrace with a marvellous sea view. 

Receive a 20% discount at the cafe by showing your active city pass at checkout.

Thematic of the place

Food & Shopping

The café is in a central location in the Suomenlinna Centre and serves visitors all year round. In the same premises, there is also a shop selling gifts and souvenirs. Enjoy a 20% discount on your purchase when you present your Helsinki City Pass (applicable for café purchases only).

Thematic of the place

Food & Shopping

For almost eighty years the visitors and residents of the Suomenlinna fortress have been able to enjoy a cup of coffee with pastries in the beautiful Piper’s Cafe. On weekdays a soup lunch is also on offer. Cafe Piper is known for its outstanding location in the flowering park and lovely terrace with a marvellous sea view. 

Receive a 20% discount at the cafe by showing your active city pass at checkout.

Thematic of the place

Discount

Suomenlinna Museum

Suomenlinna Museum, located in the Suomenlinna Centre, showcases the eventful history of the island fortress from the 18th century to the present day. The entrance fee includes access to see a short film about Suomenlinna’s history, screened every half an hour in the auditorium.

The permanent exhibition showcases the history of the fortress, spanning more than 270 years. You can learn more about the historical events surrounding the fortress and the lives of people who lived and worked in Suomenlinna via touch-screen operated picture books. The exhibition also features utensils, tools, weapons and ammunition that have been found in the excavations and attics of Suomenlinna. The upper floor of the museum showcases the extensive restoration work carried out at the fortress. It also houses temporary, annually rotating Suomenlinna-related exhibitions.