Suomenlinna Island – Boat trip

If you find yourself in Helsinki you should really try and take a days boat trip to Suomenlinna Island. The island was built in the mid 18th century as a sea fortress when Finland was part of Sweden. 800 people still live on the island.

There’s a brewery, museum and plenty of cafes and restaurants on the island.


Our day trip to Suomenlinna


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You can buy your tickets for the boat trip to Suomenlinna from this office by the harbour where the boat embarks.

 

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Our boat.


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If you can hack the cold it’s great to sit on the open top deck to admire the view.


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The moored Viking Line ship that we eventually took to Stockholm.


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The boat at Suomenlinna Island.


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A rather icy harbour and sea. The sound of the boat tearing through the ice is one of the most satisfying things i’ve ever heard.


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Trying hard not to fall over on the very slippy and icy harbour.


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Unusual cloud formation.


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Within minutes the weather had changed.


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A rather large cannon.


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Yours truly doing what I do best. It was absolutely bloody freezing. Approx -16 with the sea breeze wind chill factor.


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A frozen pond.

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