Preserving Suomenlinna

The World Heritage Convention obligates the Finnish government to see to it that Suomenlinna remains in an optimally authentic condition. The basis of the plan for the use of Suomenlinna is that the appropriate use of the fortress will secure its preservation for posterity.

The World Heritage Site is restored, maintained and governed by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna that operates under the Ministry of Education and Culture.

As the site manager of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Governing Body of Suomenlinna is responsible for preserving the monument and associated historical and architectural values for future generations, too.

The management plan guides the work

The preservation work is guided by the Suomenlinna management plan that has been drawn up by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna together with several interest groups. The management plan includes a separate action plan, which defines the concrete actions to be taken and their schedule.

Open the small (3.3 MB) or large (10.8 MB) version of the management plan (in Finnish and in English). Also read the Action Plan.

A sustainable tourism strategy for Suomenlinna

Together with its stakeholders, the Governing Body of Suomenlinna has created a sustainable tourism strategy that serves the dual objectives of site conservation and tourism development. The strategy was prepared with the aim of making Suomenlinna a model destination for sustainable tourism. The strategy includes a separate action plan that, combined with the strategy, consitutes a roadmap for the development of tourism at Suomenlinna from now until 2020.

Open the small (2 MB) or large (5.6 MB) version of the strategy in English. Also read the Action Plan.