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Svartholma Sea Fortress

Svartholma is a popular recreational destination for families. The fortress of Svartholma is situated at the opening of the Loviisa bay approximately 10 km from the town centre. Visitors can visit Svartholma by their own boat, or join a cruise, which leaves from Laivasilta. Guided walking tours and an exhibition presenting the exciting history of the fortress are available on the island. The island offers a summer restaurant and the port has berths for about 70 guest boats. Free berths, exhauster for septic tanks, waste points as well as campfire sites are available for guests.


The timetable for the waterbus to Svartholma 2018:

Laivasilta - Svartholm - Laivasilta

Timetable updated 20 June 2018!

The scheduled boat traffic operates

from 22 June to 12 August Tuesday through Sunday

from 18 August to 2 September Saturday through Sunday

Departure from Laivasilta:
10.10 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.50 p.m., 2.10 p.m., 3.30 p.m., 4.50 p.m.

Departure from Svartholma Sea Fortress
10.50 a.m., 12.10 p.m., 1.30 p.m., 2.50 p.m., 4.10 p.m., 5.30 p.m.

Price (return ticket): 18 €/adult, 9 €/child.

Because of the limited space onboard we recommend buying your tickets in advance from the online shop:
or by phone +358 600 390 111.
The only way to secure your seat onboard is to buy your ticket in advance.

Duration approx. 30 min one way. The boat takes max. 30 passangers.

Operator Suomen Saaristokuljetus Oy
tel. +358 600 390 111
(Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Services at Svartholma 2018

Timetable updated 20 June 2018!

Guided tours are organised at Svartholma island. The tours give you insight into the history of the fortress.
Guided tours: 6 €/adult, 3 €/child (age 7–12) in cash
22 June–12 August 2018, Wednesday through Sunday at 1.30 p.m. in Finnish, at 3 p.m. in Swedish.
In English upon request during aforementioned tours. Further guided tours available on request.

Loviisa Tours provides group tour programmes and guides in Loviisa and Svartholma.
Loviisa Tours - Porvoo Tours Oy
tel. +358 (0)19 574 2200

The exhibition "Island of Soldiers, Prisoners and Visitors" presents the exciting history of the fortress island of Svartholma. The exhibition shows how the fortress was constructed and gives visitors look at life in the island under Swedish and Russian rule. Free entrance.
Opening hours 22 June–12 August 2018 Wednesday through Sunday at 11 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

Visitors’ Berth Svartholma (60°22.8’N / 26°18.1’E)
About 70 berths for guest boats, free berths, toilets, waste points, children's playground, nature path, sightseeing, barbeque areas and firewood.

For more information on services at Svartholma please contact:
Loviisa Tourist Office
Mariankatu 12 A, Fi-07900 Loviisa
tel. +358 (0)40 555 3387


Trips to Svartholma with packet yacht Österstjernan

The splendid Österstjernan packet yacht has been the highlight of Loviisa Laivasilta since 2006. Österstjernan is a replica of a sailing ship, which sailed between Loviisa and Stockholm in the 19th century. The original Österstjernan was built in Pietarsaari between 1813 and 1814. The current Österstjernan is based on the original ship documents and on a painting dating back to the 1820s.

Come On Board! Travel aboard the Österstjernan to Svartholma Fortress Island in summer 2018:
Theme cruises 30 June, 7 & 14 July

Advance booking needed for all cruises aboard the Österstjernan! Group booking available.
Booking and more information:
+358 (0)44 720 3588, +358 (0)400 120 929

Svartholma Summer Restaurant - Bistro Svartholm

The summer restaurant at Svartholma island is open:
22 June–12 August 2018 Tue- Sun
18 August –2 September Sat-Sun
+358 20 787 9754,

Rights for modifications reserved!

Svartholma Sea Fortress

60°22,8’ N / 26° 18,1’ E, 07900 Loviisa
040 555 3387
Svartholma Sea Fortress