Excursion Details

Suomenlinna Island Fortress

HEL-235 | Helsinki, Finland | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Suomenlinna Fortress Suomenlinna Fortress
You will see:
  • Market Square Market Square

Strenuous Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Max. Group Size: 35

Tour Overview

Departing your ship, you'll head to Market Square, to board the ferry taking you to the historical Suomenlinna Fortress, the "Gibraltar of the North" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Once you arrive, your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a walking tour through the grounds of this mighty fortress, the largest fortification in Finland. Built by the Swedes to protect Helsinki from Russian attack in the 18th century, the massive complex covers six islands and is a self-contained city within Helsinki. The walls of the fortress can be seen all over Suomenlinna, and there are about 900 permanent inhabitants on the islands, with 350 people work there all year round. It's one of the features that make Suomenlinna unique: the fortress is not simply a museum, but a living community. You'll stop at a local café to enjoy some refreshments, along with views of the Gulf of Finland.

After your tour, you'll have free time to explore the area further. Discover the surrounding parks, graceful buildings and beaches, and, of course, find the perfect souvenirs before heading back across the harbor and returning to your ship.

Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

Depart from ship for Market Square to board your ferry to Suomenlinna Fortress

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):35
Walking distance (yards):250
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Cobblestones

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Guided tour with refreshments and free time at Suomenlinna Fortress

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Walking
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):35
Time at site:02:00 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):3000
Total number of steps:15
Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

Cobblestones

Restrooms available?:Yes
Free Time at Site (minutes):30 Shopping available?:Yes
Air conditioned?:No
Currency accepted:EUR Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Ferry ride from Suomenlinna Fortress to Market Square

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):35
Walking distance (yards):250
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

Cobblestones

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):35
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

This tour is limited in capacity. Tour will operate for Grand Class ships only.

This tour uses headsets.

There are several museums on Suomenlinna and all may not be open during your visit.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Medical Restriction:

Tour not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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