Suomenlinna: Hidden Charm of Finland

Suomenlinna, the sea fortress located off southern coastline, is the most visited spot of the Finnish capital and the home to 850 city residents. Originally known as Sveaborg and Viapori, the chain of island was later renamed as Suomenlinna or Castle of Finland.


For such a long time, Suomenlinna is best known as a part of the capital of Finland Helsinki and world’s largest historical maritime fortresses. The inhabited sea fortress Suomenlinna consists of six islands Kustaanmiekka, Susisaari, Iso-Mustasaari, Pikku-Mustasaari, Länsi-Mustasaari and Långören. With the picturesque scene and colorful history, Suomenlinna has been prided a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 as unique monument to European military architecture.

Suomenlinna is named as the most important heritage sites and most popular attraction which is best explored on foot.

The group of island is a real small city within a city. Visitors can find traveling center, fire brigade, a youth hostel, post office, its own brewery with a beer garden and some museums.

Many couples choose the island to take wedding shoots.

In summer, there are various locations for having sun-bath and going swimming on the island. In contrast, visitors can enjoy the peaceful, quite atmosphere as well as freezing temperatures.

The only way to get access to Suomenlinna is by little ferry boats with wooden seats. The boat leaves from the market square.

The chain of island is an ideal destination for swim and picnic to local people during summer time.

Suomenlinna Island charges no fee to access. It is open all year round to visitors

Parachute jump is a favorite sport in the island.

The roads and paths are made of brick paving and sand without pavements and concrete roads.

In summer, people can travel to Suomenlinna Island by waterbus service departing from the Market Square.



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