Suomenlinna Island Fortress, Helsinki
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13 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
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Suomenlinna island fortress is a great day trip destination from Helsinki with restaurants, cafes, shops and museums. Combined of course with great sea views and a lot of intriguing history. get there with a ferry from Kauppatori. - - - - - - - 🇫🇮 - - - - - - - Suomenlinna on ihana kohde päiväretkelle läpi vuoden. Täältä löydät useita kahviloita ja ravintoloita, käsityöläiskauppoja ja tietenkin useita museoita ja paljon kiinnostavaa historiaa upeissa merimaisemissa. Paikalle pääset lautalla Kauppatorilta: joko julkiseen liikenteeseen kuuluvalla (halvempi, jää lähimpään satamaan Suomenlinnassa) tai yksityisen tarjoajan kyydissä joko vie saaren keskiosaan.
Café Vanille
Café
Helsinki, Finland
Cute cafe near where the public ferry docs, got an ice cream here which the seagulls stole almost immediately 😖
Bar Valimo
Café
Helsinki, Finland
Cafe / restaurant off the tourist track with large terrace next to a small boat harbour. Sunny through the day.
Pizzeria Nikolai
Pizza Place
Helsinki, Finland
Good pizza in the further most corner of the island. Both indoor seating and large terrace. If you want fancier food, there's restaurant Walhalla right next door.
Cafe Piper
Café
Helsinki, Finland
Cafe with great views. Very nice outdoor seating area.
Restaurant Susisaaren ruokala
Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Large restaurant with also a terrace in the courtyard. Not sunny during the day and not so special views so not a favourite.
Ravintola Suomenlinnan Panimo
Restaurant
Helsinki, Finland
Brewery restaurant next to public ferry dock in Suomenlinna. No terrace, open also in winter time.
Kauppatori
Plaza
Helsinki, Finland
Starting point for the ferries to Suomenlinna. Busy market Square with food, berry and souvenir stalls. More tourists than locals. Try the berries or vendace.
HSL 0099 Kauppatori (Suomenlinnan lautan terminaali)
Pier
Helsinki, Finland
Public ferry to Suomenlinna. Cheapest traditional way to get to the island fortress. 2-4 departures every hour depending on season and time of the day. Perfect on a sunny day, great views to the Helsinki archipelago.
Allas Sea Pool
Next to the starting point of the ferry, there's a cool outdoor swimming pool and sauna world, that also has a cafe and sun loungers. Nice place to spend a lazy day 😁
Suomenlinnan kirkko
Church
Helsinki, Finland
During summer season this simplistic old church is a popular place for wedding ceremonies.
Suomenlinnan Kuivatelakka
Pier
Finland
Dry dock to repair large boats. Built originally already in the 18th century during the Swedish times. Served also during the wars. Boats are repaired when the dock is dry, and left out by letting water in through the gates.
Kustaanmiekan rantakalliot
Scenic Lookout
Helsinki, Finland
The tiny strait through which even the huge cruise ships arrive in Helsinki harbour.
Kuninkaanportti / Kungsporten
Monument / Landmark
Helsinki, Finland
Old king's gate. Nice views.
Sand Banks And Artillery
Scenic Lookout
Helsinki, Finland
The walking trail on the cliffs between Kustaanmiekka and the beach offer stunning seaviews 😊 And some old artillery.
Suomenlinnan uimaranta
Beach
Helsinki, Finland
Tiny sandy beach. The rocks next to it are a popular place for a picnic on sunny days, and offer beautiful views.
Piperin puisto
Park
Helsinki, Finland
A very old park with a small pond. Has some really old trees and beautiful flowers (seasonal)
Suomenlinna Shop
Souvenir Shop
Finland
Cute art, jewelry and souvenir shop in a pretty wooden house
The Great Courtyard, the tomb of Augustin Ehrensvärd
Historic Site
Helsinki, Finland
Beautiful courtyard with a tomb of the king Gustaf III.
Suomenlinna Museo
History Museum
Helsinki, Finland
Suomenlinna museum and shop. Also has a small cafe.
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