Svartholm Sea Fortress

Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and the cool crisp sea breeze that flows over it, and then take in the glimmering sea right before you. Laivasilta Pier in Loviisa makes this reality.

Enjoy the local dishes at outside eateries, or do a bit of impulse shopping at some small boutiques. Then hop on board to see the Sea Fortress Svartholm only half an hour away.

Svartholm Sea Fortress outside Loviisa was built in the 1750s and suffered great damage during the Crimean War. In the 1960s, the Finnish Heritage Agency began to restore the fortress, commonly known as the little sister of the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress just outside Helsinki.

If you embark on a sea adventure to Svartholm with the kids, bring toy swords with you, as this is the perfect place to play pirates! Bistro Svartholm is a popular stop for the local boaters, so do as they do and stop by for a tasty meal and a bit of relaxed island life before heading back to the mainland.