The sign for no grilles or fires in Suomenlinna.

No charcoal grills or open fires in Suomenlinna

It is strictly prohibited to use charcoal grills or to make an open fire in Suomenlinna. Disposable grills are also prohibited. This prohibition is valid in the entire area of Suomenlinna. It is meant to prevent fires in Suomenlinna and so to protect this World Heritage site, which is part of our common national heritage.

During the summer months, Suomenlinna is patrolled by summer guards representing the Governing Body of Suomenlinna. Their task is to guide visitors and to instruct them in appropriate behaviour at the sea fortress according to the Suomenlinna rules and regulations. Summer guards often meet people with grills and tell them to stop barbecuing, instructing them how to put out their charcoal grills or grill fires properly.

There are many other opportunities for culinary pleasures in Suomenlinna. Visitors can enjoy the offerings of the many cafés and restaurants of the islands, and they can bring other types of picnics than barbecue.

Let’s all take care of and protect Suomenlinna together!

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