Suomenlinna, Finland

Travel Blogs from Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna Travel Blogs (10)
Island Fortress, Suomenlinna, Finland travel blog

Island Fortress

A travel blog entry by lroff


... is an Island fortress from the 1740s. The Suomenlinna sea fortress is a part of Finland's national cultural heritage and a valuable monument. Suomenlinna has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage ...

Suomenlinna Fortress, Finland, Suomenlinna, Finland travel blog

Suomenlinna Fortress, Finland

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67


Suomenlinna is a maritme fortress on the rocky islands called skerries in Helsinki's outer harbor. It was built by the Swedes in the mid-18th century during their era of control of Finland.  The old military buildings now house historical museums and ...

Day 98: Suomenlinna, Finland, Suomenlinna, Finland travel blog

Day 98: Suomenlinna, Finland

A travel blog entry by sy88


... book my hostels one week ahead of schedule. At first, I didn't give much thought to booking a hostel on Suomenlinna (translated meaning 'Fortress of Finland') figuring: "oh, an island off Helsinki, that'd be cool". What I didn't know was that the six ...

Helsinki - Day 3, Suomenlinna, Finland travel blog

Helsinki - Day 3

A travel blog entry by blackie_me

... connection between Sweden, France, Finland and Russia.  I learned much.     The construction of Suomenlinna began in the 1700s when Finland was part of the kingdom of Sweden.  In the 1800s, following the Finnish War, the fortress was ...