Viaporin Kekri – the day of the spirits, the night of indulgence


We are celebrating a new Viaporin Kekri -event in Suomenlinna on All Saints' Day 31th of October 2015 .

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Dreadful Suomenlinna tour


Misery, diseases, spirit, murderers, betrayal and restless souls. Do you have the courage to enter the darkling fortress and hear its most dreadful stories?

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Did you know that...

Constructing begun in 1748

Reinforcing the defences of Finland, then a part of Sweden, was deemed necessary. In 1747, the Swedish parliament made a decision to build a central fortress including a naval base in Helsinki. Fortification work begun the following year.

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One of Finland's World Heritage Sites

In 1991, the Suomenlinna fortress was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a unique monument of military architecture. Another special feature of the fortress is that in the course of its history it has served in the defence of three realms: Sweden, Russia and Finland.

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Beautiful all year around

When is Suomenlinna open for visits? How do I get to Suomenlinna? Find an answer to these and many other frequently asked questions about Suomenlinna.

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Get to know Suomenlinna

See Suomenlinna from a bird's view and go inside tunnels and restaurants from home or your hotel room. You can choose summer or winter version. Click below to Suomenlinna Skyview service.

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