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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for visitors

Article has been updated 26.3.2020.

Government of Finland has announced that there is a state of emergency in the country as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Governing Body of Suomenlinna follows the guidelines of Finland’s authorities regarding the coronavirus situation and passes information on as quickly as possible to visitors, service providers and residents of the fortress. The Governing Body of Suomenlinna is a government agency that administers Suomenlinna.

Visiting Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna sea fortress is open to visitors. The ferry to Suomenlinna operates from the Market Square according to regular schedule. As rapid changes may occur, we recommend to check the latest information on the Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) website.

All visitor services, except grocery store, are closed starting 28.3. We will inform, when services are open again.

All events in Suomenlinna are cancelled between 17.3.-13.4.2020. It is possible, that events are cancelled even after this.

Please note, that Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland have forbidden gatherings of more than 10 people. It is recommend to avoid spending unnecessary time in public places.

Tourist Information

Suomenlinna Tourist Information is at your service online. The Tourist Information point at the Jetty Barracks is closed, but tourist advisors are available online for visitors of the fortress. Online Tourist Information is at your service daily 10-16. By serving visitors online we want to prevent on our behalf the spreading of the coronavirus.

You can contact Tourist Information:

  • by calling: +358 295 338 410
  • by email:
  • via Facebook Messenger


Suomenlinna is open but we ask all visitors to follow instructions regarding corona situation. Remember to keep safe distances and take care of hand hygiene.

The fortress is accessible by ferry. It is important to keep the safe distance also in the ferry or travel outside on the deck. The journey takes 15 minutes.

Be careful when moving around in Suomenlinna. The fortification structures, walls and ramparts can be kilometres long and are for the most part unfenced. Don’t let kids wander on their own.

Note, that cycling is allowed only on roads. Don’t cycle on sandbanks. They are protected structures.

Go to the regulations and learn more. These regulations are made because Suomenlinna is a protected World Heritage Site where it is important to follow rules in order to take care of valuable cultural heritage.

Follow instructions

All visitors should follow instructions regarding corona epidemic.

If you have questions about the coronavirus situation, you’ll find updated information and travel advice at the Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL). Go to THL webpage.

Let’s stay safe!

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