Day Trips

Helsinki Day Trips

SOUMENLINNA: Suomenlinna was built during the Swedish era as a maritime fortress and a base for the Archipelago Fleet. Work on the fortress was begun in the mid-18th century. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It is a magical location that you can explore with a guide or on your own.  On summer weekends, there are many little cafes or you can bring your own picnic.  The island is a popular picnic destination and you may have to wait for a long time as hundreds of people crowd the ferry terminal.  When visiting the island, don’t stick to the center.  Walk around the coast, where there are jagged rocks, little bridges, small cafes, and beautiful little areas to picnic.

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