Posted on 2022-03-21
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Suomenlinna Walking Tour: 6-hour Walking Tour from Helsinki

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Overview

Take the ferry to Suomenlinna from Helsinki for a walking tour of the UNESCO world heritage site. Enjoy stunning views and listen to stories from your guide explaining the strategic importance of the islands in preventing invasion from the Russian Fleet.

◾ Learn the eventful history of the Suomenlinna sea fortress on a walking tour
◾ Admire stunning views of the open sea
◾ Try some delicious gingerbread and blueberry juice

About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ Small group experience
✔ No booking fees

TOUR DURATION: 5-6 hours
MEETING POINT: Helsinki Train Station, Kaivokatu 1, 00100 Helsinki, / Helsinki Cathedral, Unioninkatu 29, 00170 Helsinki / Market Square, Katrinegatan 2, 00170 Helsingfors, Finland. (Please tell us your preferred pick-up point during the booking)
LANGUAGE/S: English, Finnish
STARTING TIME: 9.00 am - 10.00 am, depending on the season
OPENING SEASONS: June to August
WHO CAN COME: Suomenlinna walking tour is suitable for everyone

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation is available for this Suomenlinna walking tour up to 24 hours before the start of the experience

What's included, what's not

✔ Eglish speaking guide (other languages available on request: Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)
✔ Suomenlinna Walking Tour
✔ Gingerbread and blueberry juice

Description - What to expect

Catch the ferry to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Suomenlinna sea fortress for a 5-hour walking tour. Suomenlinna is located on the three islands of Helsinki and was designed by a Swedish military architect, Augustin Ehrensvrd, 250 years ago to defend the city from a Russian invasion. Upon arrival, walk to the King’s Gate and see the church built for the Russian troops.

Visit the barracks and the Great Courtyard, where the memorial tomb of Augustin Ehrensvärd was designed by King Gustav III of Sweden. Your guide will provide you with all the details and historical facts about this fascinating place. Marvel at the breath-taking views and even get the chance to feed the seabirds. End your Suomenlinna walking tour with delicious gingerbread and some Blueberry juice.

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Infants under 4 is complimentary

COVID-19 - Update information

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures