On this former minesweeper island, city folk can relax and rid themselves of their stresses and worries.

Lonna is a charming little island situated between Helsinki’s bustling market square and the fortress island of Suomenlinna. “Suomenlinna’s little sister” was where ships were protected against naval mines in days gone by. Today this historical island – just a ten-minute ferry ride from the market square – serves to relieve city folk from the stresses of everyday life.


Enjoy a perfect summer’s day at Lonna!

Renovation work on the island, now open for its fifth season, is almost complete. Relax on the rocky shoreline, visit our museum and get to know the history of the island, or enjoy Lonna’s popular restaurant and waffle bar, with its covered terrace. Inside the old stone walls you’ll find the renovated mine storehouse, which is available for banquets. We also have new public sauna which opened on summer 2017. Let loose and enjoy the worry-free atmosphere with your fellow visitors, or escape from the crowd and enjoy Helsinki’s most beautiful sunset from the rocky shoreline.

See you on the island!