This summer visitors to Helsinki will be able to visit a new recreational island destination in the archipelago. Lonna will open to the public on 17 May.
The island Lonna has an interesting history. In the 1880s it was used by the Russian Navy to store mines, in the 1920s it was used as a base for clearing mines, and in the post-war period ships were demagnetised there.
This May a café and restaurant will open on the island. The café will be open daily, and visitors will even be able to purchase ready-packed picnic baskets. The restaurant will be open initially only on weekends, but from mid-June onwards it will also be open on weekdays.
You can get to Lonna in summertime aboard the JT-Line waterbus to Suomenlinna (L service only) with departures approximately once every hour.
The waterbus departs from the Market Square and stops at Lonna on the way to Suomenlinna.