By the bridge that connects Iso Mustasaari and the main island, Susisaari, is Suomenlinna-museo, a two-level museum covering the history...
The Vesikko is the only WWII-era submarine remaining in Finland. It saw action against the Russians. It’s fascinating to climb inside...
On Iso Mustasaari is Sotamuseo Maneesi, which has a comprehensive overview of Finnish military hardware from bronze cannon to WWII...
The best for a beer or a bite on Suomenlinna is this place by the main quay. They brew a clutch of excellent beers including a hefty...
Perhaps the most interesting of the island's museums, this was once the home of Augustin Ehrensvärd, the man responsible for designing and running the fortress. An attractive 18th-century house, it holds numerous portraits, prints and models giving an insight into daily life on the island. Ehrensvärd’s tomb sits outside in the square, and opposite is an evocative shipyard where sailmakers and other workers have been building ships since the 1750s.
The dry dock holds up to two dozen boats; these days it's used for the maintenance of wooden vessels.