In addition to gorgeous scenic spots and verdant nature Vallisaari offers interesting stories from past decades and centuries; from times of the Swedish rule, Russian rule and independent Finland.
Where was the village store located in Vallisaari?
Where could you get trained as a swimming instructor?
Why does Vallisaari, Hill Island, appear on a british war tourist’s travel journal?
What about the brewery and distillery?
Why did the sea pilots’ house get surrounded by a high wall?
What about Augustin Ehrensvärd’s arguments, because of which Vallisaari was left out of the Viapori fortification plans?
And what is a trachyphloeus scabriculus?
The island with its 76,2 ha has been in military use already from the times of Suomenlinna (Viapori) fortification, and it still houses plenty of buildings and batteries especially from the most active building period during the Russian rule. One of the main sights of the island, Alexander battery, located on the highest point of the island offers a 360 panorama view far across the sea, neighbouring islands and the city centre.
The guided tour gives you a glimpse of the island’s history and beautiful nature. The guided tour is also an opportunity to see the otherwise closed Southern part of the island (NB! This affects the price and duration of the tour).
Group 1-10 people: 275 €
Group 11-20 people: 385 €
Group 21-35 people: 429 €
(price does not include the transfer to Vallisaari).
For school groups 273 € /group max. 30 people (price does not include the transfer to Vallisaari).
PRICES INCLUDE VAT.
Sundays/ public holidays + 30 %.
Duration of guided tours 1,5 – 2 h