One of the many tunnels that connect various ways in rocky areas on the island of Suomenlinna (Sveaborg). The island of Suomenlinna offers a journey through the history enjoy complete relaxation. Just a quarter of an hour to board a ferry from Market Square to Suomenlinna (Sveaborg in Swedish). The construction of the fortress of Suomenlinna began mid-eighteenth century under the leadership of Augustine Ehrensvärd because Sweden wanted to improve its defense against Russia. Contemporaries gave the nickname Gibraltar Suomenlinna northern and thought it was impregnable. However Suomenlinna surrendered during the siege by the Russians in 1808 and later became a bustling Russian garrison town for over a hundred years. The fort was extensively damaged by the artillery of the Anglo-French army during the Crimean War in 1855. Then the Russians made the renovation of the fortress and built a new defense against sand covering walls. Era of Independence After the independence of Finland, Suomenlinna became a Finnish garrison and prison camp for Russian base a year after the civil war. During World War II, Suomenlinna played an important role for air defense and also served as a base for submarines. It was under the civil administration in 1973, but continued military traditions Naval Academy based in Suomenlinna. Suomenlinna is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1991, has over 800 people and provides about 400 jobs. Departure every day from your hotel in the center or the Tourist Office. Duration: 2h45. Price per person: 58 euros from 6 people. Visit the museum on the island. Visit the famous submarine Vesikko available only in summer. (Includes guide service Suomenlinna). Ferry transport included. Dining options at the hotel. For group rates, please contact us. All our tours are easy and go to your walking pace with many comments on Finnish life. To get the most pleasure from the visit remember to bring comfortable shoes.