Opening hours and events
Undocking of historical ships
During few days in May Suomenlinna Dry Dock offers visitors a special event when the during winter repaired historical ships set sail.
The dry dock has been in use since the 18th century and is still a viable dock. Once a year, the public is invited to watch the undocking procedure from the Dry dock observation deck. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
- On Monday 10th of May, the outer basin of the dock will be filled with seawater.
- On Tuesday 11th of May the valves to the inner basin will be opened. This is the first time the ships come in contact with water after the winter season. When the basin is filled up, the first ships set off, while some remain at the dock to be further equipped.
Follow the undocking online!
This year there is also a possibility to follow the undocking procedure online. Laajasalon opisto educational institute students will arrange a 24/7 live stream that can be followed from Monday morning to Tuesday. All the way until ships have sailed to the sea. Follow the live stream in Youtube (live show begins on Mon morning)