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Helsinki and the Suomenlinna-Sveaborg Sea Fortress

Finland > Helsinki

10 April 2012


A day trip to Helsinki, Finland, from Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a 2-3-hour ride across the Gulf of Finland with Tallink’s luxurious ferries — Shuttle Star and Baltic Princess.


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While in Helsinki, we managed a trip to Suomenlinna Island, where an 18th century sea fortress was built by the Swedes to counter Russian maritime power. A UNESCO World Heritage Site for unique military architecture.


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