Vallisaari is an island situated next to the fortress island of Suomenlinna. It is a large island with a rich nature, such as several rare species of birds, bats, and butterflies.

The history of Vallisaari is long and interesting, since the fortifications have been built during a period of 400 years, firs by the swedes, then the Russians and finally by independent Finland. Vallisaari has ben central to the development of the pilot organization that safely guided ships through the narrow straits to Helsinki. The most famous landmark on the island is Aleksanterinpatteri fortification, named after emperor Alexander II. There are several popular picnic spots on the island. Vallisaari has been open for the public since 2016.

The first Helsinki Biennial was held in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari island 12.6.–26.9.2021. However, even after this up until 29.10.2021 you can still visit the island using our ferries!



Helsinki Biennial was held 12.6.–26.9.2021.

Vallisaari traffic ends Fri 29.10.2021.


  • Adults: 8,49 €
  • Children (7-17 y.): 4,25 €
  • Special category*: 4,25 €
    * (Retirees, Unemployed, Military- and Civil Service Men, Students; please present valid certificate)

Additional information on trip and tickets

There is no entrance fee to the island, only the route traffic ticket fee.
The ticket is a personal day-ticket, valid on one trip to the island and one trip back from the island
Travel time is 25 minutes/direction
The ship that departs from Kauppatori first arrives and departs from Torpedolahti Bay.
Tickets are purchased from the online webstore or from the vessel.

Disabilities: can only be assisted by a normal wheelchair. Unfortunately the electric wheelchair doesn´t fit in Vallisaari vessels.

Online Store

Private customers may purchase tickets from our online store.
We suggest buying tickets in advance from the webshop, since this is the only way for a customer to make sure there is room for him/her on a specific departure. Roughly 70% of tickets are sold online and 30 % on the shore. Passengers with online tickets board the ship first on shore at Kauppatori, Lyyperinlaituri.  You cannot select a specific departure for the return trip from Vallisaari. Note! Ticket from booth is NOT an advance ticket.

On the ticket booth you may pay with card or cash (Visa/Mastercard).
Please note! The online ticket is not refunded without good reason, such as medical reasons. Bad weather is not a good reason.

Groups may book journeys and may be billed afterwards. To do this, the group need a booking code which you will get from our customer’s service (year-round). More detailed information in the Section “Groups” below.


Vallisaari is a popular destination for groups. There are three differens ways for groups to book tickets:

  1. The group leader may purchase tickets from the ticket store like and regular customer and pay with card as he or she completes the purchase.
  2. The group leader may ask for a personal code from our customer’s service. With this code the group leader may book tickets without paying for them on spot. The group leader is required to fill in billing information in the system. A billing fee of 10 euros is added to any order.
    The booking is not valid, until 7 days before the trip, after which no further changes can be made to the order and we will bill accordingly. Before this 7-day period however the group leader may log in with his or her coda and make changes to the number of passengers, departure times or other information, or even cancel the whole reservation. This makes it possible to make reservations well in advance without risk!
  3. Groups that require private transportation with no other customers on board may book a ship of their own. The best options are briefly described below:

Taxi-boat transportation, m/s Taxen

For whom? A small group that requires fast and cheap private transport

  • Capacity: Maximum of 29 passengers (recommended 22)
  • Travel time: Abt 13 minutes
  • No WC. No bar – own drinks allowed.
  • Sheltered during rain, aft deck may be opened when sunny
  • Departure: Lyypekinlaituri
  • Trivia: Completely rebuilt in 2020-2021: New engine, steering, electricity, cabin, raft etc.
  • Seaworthiness: Finnish class III (Open seas)
  • Price: 330 euro/ one way or 440 euro/ two-way
  • How to book? Send inquiry to

Waterbus transport, m/s Kajava

For whom? Small or large group that requires transportation safely and comfortably.

  • Capacity: max 120 passengers (recommended: 80)
  • Travel-time: Abt 20 min
  • 2 WC. Bar with full rights (you may order champagne etc in advance if you like)
  • Large seated area inside, large sundeck
  • Departure from Lyypekinlaituri
  • Trivia: New low-emission engine in 2021
  • Seaworthiness: Finnish Area II (Outern Archipelago)
  • Price: One-Way 660 e, Two-way 990 e
  • How to book? Send inquiry to


+358 102023780
Mon-Fri  9.00-15.00

Contact us also: We answer as soon as possible!


+358 102023781 (pvm/mpm)
(Mon-Fri klo 9.00-17.00)




M/s Kajava +358 45 615 1636
M/s Tuulispää +358 45 615 1633
M/s Okeanos +358 50 535 5219
M/s Vire + 358 45 615 1634
M/s Wellamo +358 45 615 1632
M/s Isosaari +358 45 145 5946


You can inquire about lost property from vessels by phone or from customer service