Suomenlinna Island & Fortress, Helsinki

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    Suomenlinna island fortress,...

    by helimaarit Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Suomenlinna island fortress, Helsinki
    The island is full of history!! It is very beautiful place to visit at summertime. There's museums, restaurants, cafès, guided tours. And, what's amazing, there's also settlement on the island. The ferrys go between the market place and Suomenlinna all around the year.

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  • Visit SUOMENLINNA, the...

    by maksim_caine Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit SUOMENLINNA, the fortress island in the archipelago of Helsinki.
    The boat trip from the Market Square to the island is - especially in summer - an experience in itself, and on the island you will find a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, a museum in the old fortress and a really good restaurant (in a building which I think must have been a prison once!) where you can join one of the typically Scandinavian buffets.

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    Suomenlinna is an island, is...

    by nikolka Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Suomenlinna is an island, is beautiful, is worth a visit! A WW2 submarine, harbours, cruisers, a casern, a church, couple of museams and old defences.
    In Finland, there are two official languages - Finnish and Swedish. Also Suomenlinna has a Swedish name Sveaborg. I find funny that Suomenlinna means 'The Finnish Castle', whereas Sveaborg is 'The Swedish Castle'
    Any season, go there and enjoy yourself.
    sharp sun and fresh wind will make it after the long wintersummer
    picnic (do I need to say more?)autumn
    never heard of the colorful autumn in Finland? shame on you;)winter
    the wind will make you feel as if the temperature is 20 degrees lower than it actually is, but ice-waves are worth it

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    Visit Suomenlinna

    by TarjaH Updated Jan 17, 2011

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    Great place to spend a sunny day and have a picnic.
    Ferry to Suomenlinna leaves from harbour of market square.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

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    suomenlinna island

    by doug48 Written Aug 6, 2006

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    helsinki harbour from suomenlinna island

    pictured is a view of helsinki harbour from suomenlinna. suomenlinna is an interesting island to explore on foot. take the ferry from kauppatori, (market square) in central helsinki.

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    • Historical Travel
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    Beautiful landscape of Suomenlinna

    by Muya Written Apr 7, 2005

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    Breathtaking shore of Suomenlinna

    I couldn't resist to post one more picture... the landscape there was so breathtaking !!
    I really loved it.
    Just imagine yourself walking next to this beautiful shore... almost magical :-)

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    the ferry to Suomenlinna

    by gordonilla Written Jan 29, 2005

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    the ferry arrives

    The summer brings many visitors to the five island which make up the area known as Suomenlinna.

    There are museums, shops, cafes, homes and a church.

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    The door to the city

    by mauro_pd Updated Jan 10, 2005

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    The door

    Just a nice corner in S., taken during an isle trip around. In some places you can sit & relax almost alone (at least off-season). This "door" is letting you in the fortress area.

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    Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

    by jckim Written Nov 21, 2004

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    This Fortress on the border between East and West.
    construction to Fortress began in 1748.
    Suomenlinna is on the UNESCO list of
    World Heritage Sites.

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    Spend a day in Suomenlinna...

    by Kinho Updated Oct 11, 2004

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    Spend a day in Suomenlinna Island
    A very beatiful island in Helsinki. It has a old fortress, and other nice locations. Take a look at some of my pictures to see what I am talking about ...

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  • Suomenlinna - the old maritime fortress

    by MartinaH Written Jan 29, 2004

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    little bridge on Suomenlinna

    When visiting Helsinki, you should take some time to visit Suomenlinna, the old maritime fortress founded 1748. It was built on islands and is a world heritage.

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    by MacDaddie Written Dec 15, 2003

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    The island is nice to go to but personally I was somewhat disappointed - take a lunch and have a picnic and you'll enjoy - the boat ride over was just as enjoyable as the island.

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  • Suomenlinna island

    by Boka Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Very nice green island to have a walk or a picnic in the summer. See some old big guns inside the seafortress. Great view to the city direction because it's just 15 min. away from mainland.

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    Suomenlinna fortress

    by empbu Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It's beautiful there! It was one of the last warm summer days when we were there, and I wish we would've had a big basket full of good food to have a picnic. And not so much clothes!! LOL!

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