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Trail of the Fortress Gnome
Follow the Trail of the Fortress Gnome
Finland is a land of gnomes. Look carefully enough and you can spot them almost anywhere. Finnish gnomes are very old and wise and often live in historic fortresses.
Suomenlinna’s very own Fortress Gnome always makes sure he gets his Christmas preparations underway in good time. The Trail of the Fortress Gnome is a fun-filled experience. You will get a chance to spot the island’s resident gnomes as they get ready for Christmas. The map and signposts along the route will guide you to the points marked on the map.
Start at the Jetty Barracks
- You can pick up your own copy of the trail map in a stand by the tourist information at the Jetty Barracks. Tourist information serves visitors online (see below) from 30 November until 10 January due to corona virus situation in the capital area.
- Alternatively you can download a pdf-version of the map or follow the pdf-map on your mobile device. Download the map here.
- Afterwards you can visit one of our cafes or restaurants to get a small prize. These service providers will give prizes: Café Vanille, Bastion Bistro, Adlerfelt, Restaurant Suomenlinna Brewery. See their opening hours here.
Contacts for Suomenlinna Tourist Information
You can reach the info by calling +358 295 338 410, by sending an e-mail to info(at)suomenlinna.fi or using Facebook Messenger.