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Per Person (Based on 2 people) $445 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-5 people) $328 USD
Per Person (Based on 6-9 people) $224 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-12 people) $172 USD
Sunday Supplement $427 USD
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Suomenlinna is a naval fortress located off the coast of Helsinki, constructed during the time that Norway was under Swedish and Russian rule. Walk its cobblestone streets, enjoy its museum and discover the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Just a short, pleasant ferry ride, but a world away from the bustling city of Helsinki, brings you to the island fortress of Suomenlinna. The buildings of this 250-year-old UNESCO World Heritage fortress, originally named "Sveaborg", date mainly from the end of 18th century, during Swedish rule and from the 19th century when Finland was under Russian rule. A dry dock built in the 18th century is still operational, used for restoring old wooden sailing boats.

A unique feature of Suomenlinna is that it is also a residential area. Considered a suburb of Helsinki, Suomenlinna is home to 850 people living in the historically renovated ramparts and barracks.

As you stroll the cobblestone streets of Suomenlinna Fortress, your experienced guide will provide the fascinating of Finland's history and of the major role the fortress of Suomenlinna played in the wars against both Sweden and Russia. Helsinki's location is truly on the frontier between East and West. This guided tour includes the entrance to Ehrensvärd museum, when open.

Upon arrival back in Helsinki, you will have time to wander the Helsinki Market Square, offering fresh produce, arts and crafts, and local delicacies. The salmon soup comes highly recommended but cruise passengers might want to avoid bringing moose meat back on board the ship!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Pick up at the cruise ship pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Round trip ferry transfers from/to Helsinki
  • Suomenlinna site fee
  • Ehrensvärd Museum fee, when open
  • Coffee/tea with small sweet bites
  • Helsinki Market Square
  • Visit/see:
  • Helsinki by sea
  • Suomenlinna Sea Fortress
  • Coffee stop at one of the island's cafes
  • Helsinki Market Square
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Arabic($)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (3 hrs) Contact ShoreTrips to change your departure time prior to placing you reservation
  • 1:00 PM (3 hrs) Contact ShoreTrips to change your departure time prior to placing you reservation

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

See Special Instructions Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Dress comfortably and wear your favorite walking shoes. Suomenlinna has cobblestone streets and many places are not wheelchair accessible.


• This tour is not available on Sundays.
• This tour is not available for those with limited mobility.
• Please note that this tour will end in the center of Helsinki. You will return to your cruise ship via the cruise ship shuttle bus or by taxi.