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Summer picnic 14.6.

Summer picnic 14.6.

What and where?


We are having a summer picnic meeting in Suomenlinna on 14.6. Official starting time is at 17 but because of the informal nature of the event you can arrive at Suomenlinna according to your own schedule. We decided that the western cliff in Kustaanmiekka is the perfect spot to settle down and enjoy the long sunset. Approximate co-ordinates that can be pasted to Google Maps are 60.139115, 24.984329 below is a map of the area circled. All members, as well as people interested in TRIP’s activities but are not-yet-members, are welcome to join the fun!

The picnic is dependent on the weather conditions; in case of unusually cold or rainy weather, it will be rescheduled. In case the picnic has to be cancelled, it will be communicated primarily via the TRIP Info Telegram-channel. At the moment the weather forecast is looking good!

Be sure to bring food, drinks, and entertainment such as yard games or board games that can be enjoyed outdoors. There is a small K-market in Suomenlinna, but their snack selection might be limited. To ensure that you get to enjoy your favourite snacks it might be smart to buy snacks before boarding the ferry. There are also a couple of nice cafés and restaurants on the island.


How do I get there?


The ferry departs from the east side of the Market Square (Kauppatori), opposite the Presidential Palace. The ferry is part of Helsinki public transport. If you have a valid HSL ticket you can use it on the ferry. Suomenlinna is in the HSL ticket zone. If you already have an HSL season ticket, the trip costs you nothing. The price of a normal HSL single-use ticket is 2,95e.
Road from the ferry to Kustaanmiekka is well signed, since Suomenlinna is a popular tourist spot. The journey from the harbour to Kustaanmiekka is about one kilometre long and is partially covered with pebblestone. For this reason, comfortable shoes are necessary.


What else is good to bring with me?


  • Snacks

  • Drinks (With or without alcohol)

  • Water bottle

  • Picnic blanket or something else to sit on

  • Sun lotion

  • Swimsuit and a towel

  • Yard games or board games

  • Power bank for your phone (your ferry ticket is probably in HSL app)