For visitors

Guided tours and groups

Guided walking tours

Joining a guided tour is a great way to see the fortress. The tour takes you around the fortress islands through the centuries, presenting the main sights and the key events in the history of the fortress, offering interesting perspectives on the Finnish history and history of Northern Europe.

The guided walking tours take you through the historic Susisaari and Kustaanmiekka areas and provide information on the colourful past of the fortress. The tour introduces, for example, the Great Courtyard and the dry dock, which once was one of the largest in the world.

Guided tours are offered by Ehrensvärd Society and held by authorised Suomenlinna-guides. The tours start from the Suomenlinna Museum. Tour duration is approximately one hour. Tickets can be bought in Suomenlinna museum or you can purchase tickets in advance from Ehrensvärd Society’s online shop. The guided tour ticket entitles the holder to free admission to the Ehrensvärd Museum within the opening hours of the museum.

In the summer months (1 June through 31 August), guided tours are given in Finnish, Swedish and English. Russian and Chinese guided tours can be also booked. During the winter season, tours are available only on weekends in English.

For groups, guided tours with a variety of different themes are offered by reservation throughout the year. Tours can be arranged in 15 different languages.

The guide service is subject to permits in Suomenlinna. Only the Ehrensvärd Society’s guides are authorised Suomenlinna-guides.

Programme for groups

Hundreds of groups, from students to guests of honour and international corporations, visit the sea fortress every year. Suomenlinna certainly is a perfect location for a little escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. In just 15 minutes, a ferry or a waterbus will take you to a different world.

Meetings, corporate recreational days and parties can also be organised in Suomenlinna throughout the year. Local service providers offer different pre-prepared packages or tailor events according to your wishes.

On these pages, we have collected tips for various groups, such as teacher-led student groups or corporate groups planning to organise a meeting or a recreational outing in Suomenlinna.