Midsummer 2020 in Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna sea fortress offers services even during the Midsummer holidays. We invite you to come to Suomenlinna to visit museums, enjoy a good meal or come for a stroll in the beautiful surroundings and learn more about Suomenlinna’s colourful past. The whole fortress and each of the service providers commit to take care of necessary safety measures and all services are rendered responsibly.

Enjoy your journey to the fortress with a sea view

During your short journey to Suomenlinna through Helsinki waters, you can admire the beautiful seascapes and take pictures of Helsinki as you move further away from the harbour. Here, you can take a look at the HSL ferry timetables. JT-Line waterbuses also run to Suomenlinna and their timetables can be found on their own webpage.

Visit our museums

The Suomenlinna Museum, the Military Museum’s Manege and the Customs Museum are open throughout the Midsummer holidays. A combined ticket for the museums is available for the price of €19. The combined ticket is valid throughout the summer, until 30 September. The museums also accept the Finnish Museums Association’s “Museokortti” – Museum Card and the Helsinki Card. Here you can read more about the museums.

Restaurants and cafés serve hungry and thirsty visitors

Getting a full stomach or quenching a thirst is easy in Suomenlinna also during Midsummer. Some of our restaurants and cafés are open throughout the Midsummer holidays, at least Restaurant Walhalla, Café Bar Valimo and Adlerfelt. Make a reservation right away to ensure a tasty visit to the fortress! In our events calendar you can find the opening hours of our restaurants and cafés.

Charming surroundings for a walk

Suomenlinna with its historical walls, cannons, tunnels and enchanting park areas is an excellent choice for a walk and some quality time outdoors. We encourage you to visit all the important sights and to enjoy the crisp and invigourating sea air.

Please remember that you cannot make barbecues or open fires in Suomenlinna, not even with disposable barbecues. In case a fire broke out in Suomenlinna, the damages would be devastating to our cherished World Heritage Site. Let’s help each other preserve our World Heritage Site for many generations to come!

Stay overnight

Hostel Suomenlinna offers accommodation in Suomenlinna. It’s quite an experience to stay overnight in the fortress! Book via their website.

Enjoy the island of Lonna

The neighbouring island of Lonna offers its services even during Midsummer. There you can find a restaurant, a café and a bar, as well as a sauna. To read more about Lonna on their own webpage, click here.

Need help with planning your trip?

Suomenlinna Tourist Information will help you with your trip to the fortress on Midsummer Eve from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on the other days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please refer to the calendar for detailed information on the opening hours of Suomenlinna’s services.


Suomenlinna Tourist Information
Tel. +358 29 53 38 410

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