Marimekko's guide to Helsinki: Suomenlinna

Enjoy the sunny day at the Suomenlinna island. Choose comfy shoes and a classic trench coat for the trip to archipelago.

00190 / Suomenlinna

The historic Suomenlinna fortress is just fifteen minutes' ferry ride away from the Market Square. The Unesco World Heritage Site is a popular day- trip destination as it has many great picnic spots to enjoy a sunny day.

WHAT TO SEE & DO

The fortress with its exciting tunnels is easy to explore but guided tours are also organised. The six Suomenlinna museums are also worth visiting.

How to get there:
The ferry to Suomenlinna runs from the Market Square all year round. The island can also be reached by a water bus during the summer season.

PLACES TO EAT

Suomenlinna Brewery
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Locally brewed beerand cider can be enjoyed with food at the restaurant located next to the ferry pier.
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Café Vanille
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The patio of the pink wooden house is a great spot to enjoy coffee and cakes. Salmon soup is also on the menu.
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Café Samovarbar
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Attached to the toy museum is a little Russian-style tearoom serving chocolate cake, apple pie and other sweet treats.
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