Customer Service and Guidance

Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in the National Park

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Cafés, Restaurants and Shops

  • There are several cafés, restaurants and markets in the towns of Kemi (www.visitkemi.fi) and Tornio (www.haparandatornio.com).

Campfire Sites

  • Campfires can only be lit at the north-end of Selkä-Sarvi Island and on Vähä-Huituri Island at designated capfire sites.
  • Campfire sites have firewood shelters and dry toilets.
  • Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
    • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.

Drinking Water

  • Visitors must bring their own drinking water. The water of the well in the Selkä-Sarvi Island fishing village is not suitable for drinking.

Waste Management

  • There are no waste-bins in the park. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Read more about Hiking without littering.

Toilets

  • There are dry toilets at the north and south end of Selkä-Sarvi Island, at the Vähä-Huituri campfire site and in the fishing village on Pensaskari Island.

Overnight Stays

Camping

  • A camping site can be found at the north-end of Selkä-Sarvi Island.

Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

Landing Places

  • Suitable places for boaters to spend the night are the excursion harbour at the north-end of Selkä-Sarvi Island and the landing places on the islands of Iso-Huituri and Pensaskari.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • Guestharbours and hotels can be found in Kemi (www.visitkemi.fi) and Tornio (www.haparandatornio.fi).

Services for Boaters

Waterways

  • The waterways to the National Park's islands are not marked.
  • From Tornio an 8 metre deep route cuts through the National Park.

Excursion Harbours and Landing Places

  • The excursion harbour at the north-end of Selkä-Sarvi island (65º36,9' 24º12,0') can fit 10-20 boats, with a maximum draught of 2,5 metres, depending on how the boats are anchored.
  • At the north-end of Pensaskari island there is a harbour (65° 40.7750' 24° 13.7482') and a buoy (65° 40.7685' 24° 13.4425'). Overnight stay is not allowed at Pensaskari. For overnight stay one should use the harbour at Selkä-Sarvi island.
  • The shores of island are shallow and rocky, so landing on most shores is impossible with a large boat. A rowboat or dinghy are the best way to access these shores.

Boat Launch Ramps

  • The sailing centre (purjehduskeskus) at Ulleninranta in Kemi has a concrete covered boat launch ramp.
  • The Myllyniemi service harbour at Sotisaari in Kemi has a gravel covered boat launch ramp.
  • Other places with boat lauch ramps are Röytä in Tornio and Ajos in Kemi.

Fuel

  • Fuel Distribution Points for Boats
    • The sailing centre (purjehduskeskus) at Ulleninranta in Kemi.
    • The Myllyniemi service harbour at Sotisaari in Kemi.

Other Services for Boaters in the Surrounding Area

  • The sailing centre (purjehduskeskus) (65º43,7' 24º33,5') at Ulleninranta in Kemi has facilites such as; electrical supply points, suction draining, chemical toilet waste disposal, showers, a laundry machine, waste bins and a public phone.
  • The Myllyniemi service harbour (65º46,4' 24º30,4') on Sotisaari Island in Kemi has facilities such as; electrical supply points, drinking water distribution, a café, toilets and waste bins.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The closest places to find more services are Kemi (www.visitkemi.fi) and Tornio (www.haparandatornio.com).

Selkä-Sarvi Island's excursion harbour. Photo: Lentokuva Vallas Oy

Services Offered by Partners in Bothnian Bay National Park

Destination Brochure

Bothnia Bay National Park Brochure

Destination brochure (julkaisut.metsa.fi)