Photo Lonna / Teemu Lautamies
Lonna is a charming little island situated between Helsinki's bustling Market Square and the Suomenlinna Fortress Island. "Suomenlinna's cute little sister" was the place where ships were protected against naval mines in days gone by. Today this historical island serves as a recreational island open to public, just a ten-minute water bus ride from the Market Square. On the island you'll find Lonna's popular restaurant with its covered terrace and Coffee Shop & Bar. Inside the old stone walls you'll find the renovated Mine Storehouses, available for banquets. At Lonna's public sauna you can experience the calm and almost sacred feeling of traditional Finnish sauna. The museum, telling the history of the island, is next to the restaurant and open according to the restaurant opening hours.
In 2023 FRS Finland waterbuses operate to Lonna from May to the end of September, from Lyypekinlaituri Pier close to the Old Market Hall.