JT-Line´s ferry from Helsinki Market Square to Viaporin Kekri on 5th of November 2022

JT-Line´s ferry from Helsinki Market Square to Viaporin Kekri on 5th of November 2022

Kekri was an ancient Finnish festival which marked the end of the harvest season as well as the calendar year. Kekri was usually celebrated at the start of November. Folk celebrated life and the harvest with plentiful feasts, and paid their respects to the dearly departed through various rituals.

The winter in Finland is long, grim, and inescapable, and we have no choice but to embrace its arrival. Come to Suomenlinna to celebrate the long-forgotten festival of Kekri, and face the darkness without fear!

Picture: The Governing Body of Suomenlinna / Susanna Kekkonen

JT-Line’s waterbus m/s Amiraali operates scheduled departures from the Cholera Basin at Helsinki Market Square to Suomenlinna during the Viaporin Kekri-event-on Saturday 5.11.2022.

The piers of departures:
Helsinki Market Square, the Cholera Basin
Suomenlinna, the Main Pier
Suomenlinna, the Artillery Bay


From Helsinki Market Square From Suomenlinna, the Artillery Bay
13.00 * 13.30
14.00 * 14.30
15.00 * 15.30
16.00 * 16.30
17.00 * 17.30
18.00 * 18.30
19.00 * 19.30

*) on the outbound journey from Helsinki Market Square to Suomenlinna, the Artillery Bay, the vessel stops also at the Main Pier of Suomenlinna. Return departures will always leave from the Artillery Bay.

Ticket fares

Travel tickets can be purchased either from JT-Line´s online shop >> or straight from the vessel. As payment methods we accept cash, Finnish debit cards and most common credit cards (Visa, Mastercard). As the Viaporin Kekri-event has been extremely popular, we highly recommend you to purchase your ticket online beforehand!

Purchasing your fare online beforehand is recommended to ensure a spot on the desired departure. Your reservation is valid up until 10 minutes prior to the departure. Passengers with reservations may board first, and after this other passengers may board in order of arrival. We can unfortunately not keep your reservation valid if you arrive late. Ticket sales online close 15 minutes prior to each departure.

RETURN TICKET from market Square to Suomenlinna and back:

Adults:  8 €
Children (7-17 years):  4 €
Senior citizens / students:  6 €

ONE WAY TICKET either from Market Square to Suomenlinna or from Suomenlinna to Market Square:

  • Please note: one way ticket can be purchased only straight from the vessel! 
Adults:  5 €
Children (7-17 years):  2,50 €
Senior citizens / students:  4 €


  • Children under the age of 7 accompanied by an adult travel for free, and we have space for prams onboard our vessels.
  • Persons travelling with a pensioner or student ticket need to prove eligibility for the concession ticket (i.e. a pensioner- or student-card).
  • Dogs are welcome on board.
  • When travelling with a bicycle, you should pay the ticket fare twice (with the exception of kick-bikes and bicycles of children under the school-age are free of charge).

We will fuel our vessel operating on the Viaporin Kekri route solely with Neste’s renewable MY fuel oil. As pioneers we want to take part in developing low-emission solutions. By using Neste’s MY renewable fuel oil we reduce our carbon footprint on the route in question by up to 90% compared to fossil fuels.

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