Safety in Suomenlinna during COVID-19 – services to open in April

Services in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area have been shut down due to COVID-19, and things have been quiet in Suomenlinna for the past few months as well. Services are now slowly starting to be opened up following national government guidelines, as cafés and restaurants got to open their doors for customers on April 19, which means you can now get to enjoy good food and drinks in Suomenlinna too. You can enjoy the outdoors, along with the culture and many sights to behold both inside and outside the beautiful sea fortress.

You can see precise day-by-day information on open services from our opening hours calendar. Open the Suomenlinna website opening hours calendar.

As a neighbourhood of Helsinki, the same COVID-19 regulations apply to Suomenlinna as to the whole Helsinki Metropolitan Area. You can check the updated situation from THL. Open the guidelines from the THL website.

Should the COVID-19 situation allow it, services in Suomenlinna are to be opened throughout the spring according to regulations in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Museums could be opened in May, and it may be possible to hold public events with participant restrictions in June. In May, Suomenlinna tourist information is set to open its doors as well. You can also rent conference and banquet facilities in Suomenlinna from the start of May onwards if public spaces are to be officially opened.

The number of passengers is reduced until further notice on the Suomenlinna ferry. In addition to the HSL ferry leaving from the Kauppatori Market Square, on weekdays you can also get to Suomenlinna on the HSL service ferry departing from Katajanokka. On both ferries, you have the possibility of open air travel on deck. Read more about transportation.

We ask all visitors to pay attention to the rules and instructions related to the COVID-19 situation on social distancing, hand hygiene, face masks and card payments.

Our Tourist Information serves electronically until the end of April: tel. +358 (0) 295 338 410, or through Facebook Messenger.

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