The island of Vallisaari, which was a closed stronghold for centuries, hides within its walls an unbelievably beautiful nature, staggering fortress ruins and an intriguing history. The island has been in governmental use since the 17th century and was fortified in the 19th century. As of 2016, the island is governed by the Forest Authorities, and is thereby opened to the general public.
The guided tour is around 2,5 kilometers long and can take up to 2 hours, so it’s good to prepare by bringing a bottle of water and comfortable shoes. During the walking tour, an authorized guide tells more about the history and nature of the island. Vallisaari is located close to the city center and offers a unique and amazing experience in peaceful nature surroundings.
Please note: Helsinki Biennaali - an international art event starts in Vallisaari on June 12, 2020. The event may cause changes in the guided tour.
Recommended duration 4 hours