To stay overnight in Suomenlinna is a splendid experience. At the fortress, you can find accommodation at lovely Hostel Suomenlinna or at Villa Silo.
Staycation is a concept inviting you to travel within your hometown or home region. It is a safe but exciting option for you to get away from the hurly-burly of everyday life. This is a chance not to miss, as you can get to know your hometown from quite a different angle!
At the fortress, you can stay overnight at Hostel Suomenlinna or Villa Silo. Both offer unique overnight accommodation services in Helsinki archipelago at a Unesco World Heritage Site. The calm and historical setting out in the archipelago invites you to enjoy the maritime atmosphere.
The cosy Hostel Suomenlinna offers accommodation in small private rooms as well as in bigger dormitories. You can book your stay at Hostel Suomenlinna here.
The interior design at Villa Silo breathes Suomenlinna history with a touch of archipelago style. The well-equipped apartment can house up to four adults at the same time. You can book your stay at Villa Silo through Airbnb here.
Activities to every taste
Museums and exhibitions
Out of the six museums in Suomenlinna the Military Museum and the Suomenlinna Museum are open all year round. The other museums have varying opening hours. You can read more about the museums here.
Outdoor recreation and sights
Enjoy Suomenlinna alfresco with refreshing sea air and archipelago nature. On bright nights, you can discover a night sky packed with stars. At Kustaanmiekka, you will most likely spot stars very easily. Please remember to move around carefully at the dark fortress!
The Blue Route is the route to follow to see all the main sights of the fortress: Suomenlinna Church, the dry dock, the Great Courtyard, Kustaanmiekka island and the King’s Gate. Read more about the Blue Route here.
Guided tours and events
The Ehrensvärd Society organises guided tours for groups on order and public guided walking tours are organised from time to time. In autumn 2020, Ursa Astronomical Association offers star shows at the fortress. There will also be gastronomical and cultural events available throughout the autumn, taking all safety measures into consideration. More information about the guided tours and events is available in the events calendar here.
Enjoy food and drink
In Suomenlinna there is a vast array of restaurants and cafés as well as a local bar, the Linna Bar. It might be a good idea to reserve a table beforehand, in case you are interested in dining at the fortress. You can find dinner options all year round at the Adlerfelt, the Bastion Bistro and the Restaurant Suomenlinna Brewery. You can learn more about the restaurants and cafés here.
How to arrive in Suomenlinna
It is really easy to come to Suomenlinna! This maritime district of Helsinki is only a 15-minute ferry ride away from the city centre. During your journey, you have got a unique opportunity to admire Helsinki from the sea and the beautiful scenery along the way. In cold winter months the ice clattering against the sides of the ferry is an experience par excellence.
The public ferry (HSL) runs from the Market Square to the main quay in Suomenlinna. The ferry operates all year round and you can enjoy a ride with a ticket purchased for the public transport system. Villa Silo and Hostel Suomenlinna are located only a couple minutes away from the main quay. On work days, the service ferry from Katajanokka is also available. Waterbuses operate until autumn between the Market Square and the Artillery Bay quay and the King’s Gate quay in Suomenlinna.
We wish you warmly welcome to Suomenlinna!
Hostel Suomenlinna is a unique option for accommodation in the Helsinki archipelago at the Unesco world heritage site. The archipelago nature is a calm and historical environment for an overnight stay.
The hostel serves different groups, camp school groups as well as individual travellers. It is even possible to book the accommodation facilities, the conference room or even the entire hostel for your own function or event.
Accommodation is possible in smaller private rooms or in bigger shared dormitories. The hostel is run by the Finnish association for camp schools, Suomen Leirikouluyhdistys ry.
Contacts and reservations
Villa Silo is located in the Russian merchants’ quarter in a charming wooden villa, built in 1880. Many Suomenlinna visitors remember the building for the different grocery shops housed in the building over the decades. In the very same building the entrepreneur family also runs an idyllic café called Café Silo.
The interior design at Villa Silo breathes Suomenlinna history with a touch of archipelago style. The apartment is well equipped and up to four adults can find accommodation there. The equipment includes a double bed, a foldable sofa bed, a kitchen and a bathroom.
Villa Silo is an excellent choice for lovers of the maritime Helsinki, Unesco world heritage sites, history, culture, nature, local life, space, light, peace and tranquility as well as a unique experience!
Contacts and reservations
- Villa Silo is available for bookings through Airbnb. Click here to go to the Airbnb page of Villa Silo.
- henna(at)silo.fi, +358 40 5356610
The charming red cottage is located on Susisaari, nestled in an area of old wooden houses, close to Kustaanmiekka, Piper park and many other sights of Suomenlinna. There is also a residential building in the same yard as the cottage, however the cottage has its own private yard.
The cottage, suitable for two people, has a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a combined living room and bedroom with a double bed. The cottage also has its own wood-burning sauna, which is heated for guests by agreement. You can also stay in the cottage with a pet.
The location of the cottage is quieter and it’s decorated in a warm spirit. Its windows offer views of the sea and the wonderful scenery of Suomenlinna, a world heritage site.
Contacts and reservations
- Cottage can be booked through Airbnb. Go to the apartment’s Airbnb page.