Suomenlinna is a national monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Approximately one million people visit the area every year. Suomenlinna is also a district of Helsinki and home to 800 inhabitants. The land and water area of Suomenlinna belong to the state and are administered by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna, operating under the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Suomenlinna is protected through an act and decrees. In accordance with the World Heritage Convention, the state has undertaken to preserve Suomenlinna as part of the shared world cultural heritage. Visitors can help us look after Suomenlinna by following the instructions during their visit. Read more about how to visit Suomenlinna with care.
Events and functions may not be organised and canopies, structures or task points may not be erected in Suomenlinna without the landowner’s permission. The Governing Body of Suomenlinna has a separate set of instructions for event organisers and for filming.