Landscape from a high grassy slope, in the foreground sea, trees, shrubs and open rock, as well as a narrow road and stone stairs. In the background the city's tall houses, towers and chimneys.

Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari are enchanting destinations for outings, next to the Suomenlinna fortress, just 20 minutes by boat from the Market Square in Helsinki. These two islands have served as the home and workplace of hundreds of people and as the place of military service for thousands of soldiers. Fortifications, buildings, and a record-breaking range of species tell a tale of coexistence between humans and wild nature. Just take a trip to these mysterious islands on which time seems to stand still.

Suitability: Suitable for the entire family. While the islands are accessible for prams, the trails are not unobstructed, as the terrain is uneven and the uphill sections are steep. The trails are not lit and have no winter maintenance. Stay on the trails and look after your children, as there is a great number of precipices in the islands, as well as spots that are at risk of collapsing. Wear hiking boots and clothing and bring bottled water with you. No winter maintenance or services available during winter season. 

Tourists at Vallisaari can use the islands' water points, dry toilets, the excursion harbour, café, and tour guide services during summer season.

The natural environment of Vallisaari is highly sensitive. Please stay on the marked trails. Before visiting Vallisaari, please familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations that apply to the area.

Vallisaari Map (

The destination is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland.
The Vallisaari excursion harbour and café are run by Juva Shipping Oy, vallisaari(at)

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