Realm of Migratory Birds and Scene of Military Struggles
Location: In Kymenlaakso Region in the areas of Pyhtää (www.pyhtaa.fi), Kotka (www.kotka.fi), Hamina (www.hamina.fi) and Virolahti (www.virolahti.fi, in Finnish). Read more
Arrival: By boat and public transportation. Read more
Activities: Boating, fishing, birdwatching. Read more
Sights: The force of the open sea, arctica, underwater marine environment and seals. History: fishing and seal hunting, Continuation War fortification on Ulko-Tammio island. Lively villages in the archipelago. Read more
Suitability: Particularly suitable for boaters, and hikers in good condition, because the terrain is mostly difficult. No services for visitors with mobility difficulties.
Services: On Ulko-Tammio island, there is a pier and a guide on duty on weekends in June–July. Campfire sites, camping sites, open wilderness huts, dry toilets. In the National Park, boaters may go ashore in natural harbours, excursion harbours, guestharbours and service harbours. Regular passenger boat service from the town of Hamina to the island of Ulko-Tammio on weekends in June–July.
Maretarium in the town of Kotka, a guest harbour, camping site and Nature Information Hut on the island of Kaunissaari and a Nature Information Hut in Haapasaari. Services of cooperating partners are also available. Read more
Trails: A nature trail (3km) on Ulko-Tammio island and a cultural nature trail (1.6km) on Mustaviiri island. Read more
This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/gulfoffinland
The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, address: P.O.Box 94, 01301 Vantaa, Finland.