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16 reviews of Suomenlinna

Fortified island.

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A short ferry ride from Helsinki will take you to the UNESCO fortified island of Suomenlinna. The defenses were started by the Swedish government in 1947 however the island was captured by the Russians 53 years later making their effectiveness questionable. There are however plenty of tunnels to explore, bring a small flashlight.

It is rumored to be a good place to listen to the ice crack and sing as the thaw in the Baltic Sea starts. The shift and flow of the melting ice is definitely transfixing, especially as the Tallin ferry passes. Seems to be a Pokémon hotspot, plenty of rock and

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Hobbiton

It is the most charming place of Helsinki. Suomenlinna is an ancient citadel located on an island off the Bay of Helsinki. From the port of Helsinki you can take several ferry boats all which leave every half hour. When you are there, you can enjoy a pleasant walk in the citadel and its surroundings. You can see and touch the ancient artillery guns that protected the bay. It reminded me a lot Hobbiton, with its small houses and small stores in the green hills.

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