The Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress was built during periods of Swedish and Russian rule of Finland in the 18th Century. Having ... More
Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress (Suomenlinna)
The Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress was built during periods of Swedish and Russian rule of Finland in the 18th Century. Having been compared to the Fort of Gibraltar, today the Suomenlinna Fortress is one of the biggest dry docks in the world. The Fortress was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and today is home to some 900 Finns. Suomenlinna is actually composed of 8 islands and also houses a Naval Academy. Other facilities in Suomenlinna include several museums, a visitors center, several restaurants and cafes, a hostel and various shops.
A short ferry takes you to an island once the Russian army's outpost to the west. Well preserved atmosphere, people still living in old military buildings. Cafes, restaurants, parks, an old submarine. Feel the sea, and maybe see a giant ship to Stockholm pass close by. Great outdoor attraction.
The Old Church Park is one of Helsinki's most beautiful parks. Its elm trees provide a haven for people to
rest under during their hectic days. In the eighteenth century, the park housed a cemetery, the final resting place ...
The second of the two branches of the Helsinki City Art Museum is situated in Tennispalatsi (the Tennis Palace), right
next to the Kamppi underground station in the center of Helsinki. This branch of the museum was only opened ...
If you're not content with taking the ordinary bus tour of the city, why not admire Helsinki's sights from a
different perspective. The boat tours arranged by Royal Line let you enjoy the city by sea. Two such tours ...