In the 19th century, after Russia gained sovereignty over Finland, the island was fortified by Russian occupiers. In 1906 unrest preceding the Russian Revolution broke out here and on neighbouring Suomenlinna, then known as Viapori, in the form of a mutinous armed uprising. The mutineers’ luck turned when an ammunition cellar blew up on the second day of the rebellion. The explosion shattered the rocks along the shore leaving a deep cleft in the cliffs. The force of the blast was so strong that windows were broken in the Helsinki district of Kallio several kilometres away.

To reach the island of Kuninkaansaari walk along the breakwater that forms a causeway between the southeast corner of Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari.

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Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari islands have military history from 1554 to 2012. They have seen for example the first Crimean War, Russian Revolution and Second World War. 💥
The King of Sweden, Gustav III visited in 1775 and the Emperor of Russia Alexander II in 1863. I spent five days in Vallisaari in 2002 during my military service. 🤴🏻💂🏻‍♂️🤷‍♂️
In 2016 the islands were opened to public.
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Im neuesten Beitrag auf dem Blog nehme ich euch mit auf die Insel. Von Helsinki aus ist es nur ein Katzensprung nach Vallisaari. Kommt ihr mit? ⛴ ☀️ #helsinki #vallisaari #reiffürdieinsel #inselhopping #visithelsinki #schärenmeer #finnland #visitfinland #myhelsinki #kuninkaansaari ...