Suomenlinna Sea Fortress - a world heritage site of UNESCO!
Suomenlinna gained its blue-and-white new name in May 1918, while Finland was torned by the bitter Civil War. Earlier the islands had functioned as a maritime fortress, under the rule of Sweden and Russia, altogether for over 170 years. Over 100 years in the history of Suomenlinna have been a part of the Finnish success story. On the one hand the island have played its role in the Finnish Civil War and after the war as a prison camp for imprisoning members of the Red Guards. On the other hand the history of the fortress is filled with social, cultural and industrial development in Finland. In addition to military departments there have been a police academy, the first airplane factory in Finland and a submarine base at Suomenlinna.
Today, the fortress and its museums, restaurants and events are a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Suomenlinna is a popular visitor attraction and also a home of 800 residents.
The tour includes a boat transfer to Suomenlinna, a guided walking tour in Suomenlinna (approx. 1,5 h) and a small cruise around the Eastern archipelago of Helsinki. Salmon soup lunch is served on board. Season: May-September. Recommended duration 4 hours.