The summer season on the Svartholma Sea Fortress in Loviisa has started!

The summer season on the Svartholma Sea Fortress in Loviisa has started!

Svartholma Sea Fortress, at the opening of the Loviisa bay, is a perfect place for the whole family to visit. Most of the services on the island are already operational, the scheduled boat traffic to the island will start at midsummer and keep going until the beginning of August.

The waterbus sails between Laivasilta in Loviisa and Svartholma from June 23rd until August 6th, Wednesday through Sunday. The boat departs from Laivasilta in Loviisa at 10.10 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 12.50 p.m., 2.10 p.m., 3.30 p.m. and 4.50 p.m. and from Svartholma at 10.50 a.m., 12.10 p.m., 1.30 p.m., 2.50 p.m., 4.10 p.m., 5.30 p.m. The price for a roundtrip is 18 €/adult and 9 €/child (aged 4-12). This summer the trip is made with the boat Taxen. The journey to Svartholma takes approximately 30 minutes and there’s place for 30 passengers onboard.

Because of the limited space onboard we recommend buying your tickets in advance from the online shop: or by phone +358 500 102 111. The only way to secure your seat onboard is to buy your ticket in advance.

Guided tours are organized between June 14th and August 13th, Wednesday through Sunday. At 1.30 p.m. in Finnish and 3 p.m. in Swedish (in English upon request). Price 6 €/adult, 3 €/child (aged 7-12).

On the island you can also familiarize yourself with the exhibition: Svartholma - an island for soldiers, prisoners and visitors. The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, free entry.

The island also has a summer restaurant, Café Svartholm, free berths for visitors, playgrounds and barbeque areas.

For more information:
Loviisa Tourist Office
tel. +358 40 555 3387,                


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