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Visiting Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna (Sveaborg) is a sparsely inhabited group of islands within the city of Helsinki. Only accessible by water Suomenlinna is a significant cultural and natural place listed as UNESCO world heritage site.

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A ferry in ice waters

Two kinds of ferries go to Suomenlinna. One is for passengers, the other one for cars and goods. This ferry sailing through ice waters transports vehicles.

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Ice skating fun

Kids who are living on the island have much fun ice-skating in the winter period.

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Fortress architecture

The architecture of fortress and walls remains historically authentic. Nowadays many non-profit organisations and schools are based in this area such e.g. Nordic Culture Point.

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Protecting city with guns

Sveaborg was built as a maritime fortress by the Swedish in the 17th century. In 1808 it was besieged by the Russian forces and remained under Russian administration until Finland's independence in 1917. The following year the Finnish government renamed the islands to Suomenlinna (Castle of Finland). In large extend Suomenlinna consists of historical authentic fortifications such e.g. Russian naval guns.

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icy aquatic sunset

You can observe spectacular icy sea scenery during cold winter season from shore of Suomenlinna.

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Moving ice

From the shore of Suomenlinna moving ice in the sea can be observed.

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