Guided tours and groups

Cannon Sloop Diana sailings

More than 200 years ago Viapori’s archipelago fleet, which participated in the large sea battle at Ruotsinsalmi, sailed Suomenlinna’s waters. In the summer, you can step aboard cannon sloop Diana, which has been built according to its 1700s role models, and sail the coastal waters of Suomenlinna.

Public sailing (in Finnish)

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays at 13.00 & 15.30 (departure and ending in Artillery Bay in Suomenlinna) & at 17.45 (departure in Artillery Bay in Suomenlinna and ending in Halkolaituri in Kruununhaka)
  • Thursdays at 13.00 & 15.30 (departure and ending in Artillery Bay in Suomenlinna).
  • in August on Saturdays 14.8. & 28.8. at 13.00 & 15.30 (departure and ending in Artillery Bay in Suomenlinna) & at 17.45 ( departure in Artillery Bay in Suomenlinna and ending in Halkolaituri in Kruununhaka).

During Diana’s sailings you will see Suomenlinna from the sea and hear about the fascinating history of the archipelago fleet. The public can choose to assist in raising and lowering the sails, and a few brave ones can join in with the rowing. The journey is enlivened by Admiral Chapman and his crew.

Prices and tickets

Duration and point of departure

The duration of the sailing is approximately 1 hour 45 min. All sailings depart from Artillery Bay in Suomenlinna. Most cruises end in the same place in Suomenlinna but the 17:45 departure ends in Halkolaituri in Kruununhaka (Kruununhaka, Pohjoisranta, Helsinki).

Please note

Diana is an open boat, so dressing according to weather conditions is important. Due to the wind, it may be cold at sea even on a warm day. It is good to have a warm and relaxed casual outfit, as well as flat shoes, with you. In case of rain, it is good to bring a raincoat. It is also worth taking a bottle of water with you. Children can participate only with an adult.

Enquiries and further information

We restrict our liabilities to organising the programme in accordance with the admiralty law. We reserve the right to make changes to the information provided.

The Swedish era

The fortification work began in 1748 on the Susiluodot islands off Helsinki, the location of present-day Suomenlinna.

Ilmakuva kuivatelakasta.

Dry dock

The dry dock in Suomenlinna is the oldest in Finland and one of the oldest operational dry docks in Europe.