Make a cruise to Vallisaari and explore Helsinki Biennial!
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. Vallisaari is located close to the city center and offers a unique and amazing experience in peaceful nature surroundings.
Helsinki Biennial is an international visual art event that brings high-class contemporary art to maritime Helsinki. The event will take place in the unique milieu of Vallisaari 12.6.-26.9.2021. During the walking tour you will hear the most interesting stories about the artworks and the artists behind the works. We will follow the Alexander’s tour (3 km) and will stop to look at the artworks along the way. Guides are art professionals. The guided tour can take up to 1,5 hours, so it’s good to prepare by bringing a bottle of water, comfortable shoes and proper clothing.
Recommended duration 4 hours