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Soumenlinna Day Trip from Helsinki: A Finland Tour

Instant confirmation E-Voucher

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Jun - Aug: Daily Except Sunday

  • Duration

    Approximately 6 hours

  • Start time

    Anytime between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

  • Meeting Point

    Helsinki Train Station: Kaivokatu 1, Helsinki 00100; Helsinki Cathedral: Unioninkatu 29, Helsinki 00170; Market Square: Katrinegatan 2, Helsingfors 00170

  • Ending Point

    Same as the Meeting Point

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Explore an 18th-century sea fortress during your Helsinki sightseeing trip!
  • Take a scenic ferry ride from Helsinki to Soumenlinna!
  • Wander through tunnels, see the grave of Augustin Ehrensvärd, feed hungry sea gulls, and more!
  • Snack on delicious gingerbread and sip some local blueberry juice!


Wander beyond the capital when you embark on a Soumenlinna Day Trip from Helsinki: A Finland Tour! 

With your Soumenlinna Day Trip from Helsinki: A Finland Tour tickets, you’ll discover a sea fortress that’s situated off the coast of Helsinki. Meet your friendly and helpful guide in the Helsinki Train Station before taking a scenic ferry ride to the three connected islands of Soumenlinna. Built in the 18th century, Soumenlinna was primarily built by the Swedes to ward off a Russian attack. And, visiting it is what to do in Helsinki if you want to learn a little bit of history.

Explore the tunnels and fortifications that once protected Helsinki from sea invasions. See the grave of Soumenlinna’s architect, Augustin Ehrensvärd, who is buried in the very fort he designed. Learn about the history of Finland from your knowledgeable guide as you munch on freshly-baked gingerbread and sip delicious blueberry juice. If you want to visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site during your Finland vacation, then taking this tour is one of the best things to do in Helsinki!


  • Soumenlinna Day Trip from Helsinki: A Finland Tour
  • A guided day trip to Soumenlinna from Helsinki
  • Gingerbread
  • Blueberry Juice
  • Ferry ride to and from Soumenlinna
  • Live guide and commentary


  • Gratuities

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

So there is no last minute rush, please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.

At least 2 people are required for this tour to take place. Product may be cancelled or rescheduled if the requirements are not met.

Children below 14 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Infants below 4 years of age can join this tour for free.

If you wish, you can get a guide in Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Chinese, upon request.

The start time of the tour is between 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. depending on the season.

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