Konungsskär and the nearby islands are barren and rocky. The old tenant farm is surrounded by a beautiful meadow, still grazed by sheep in the summer. After the end of permanent habitation in 1916, the island was used as a base for hunting and fishing trips. Famous Finnish Marshal Carl Gustaf Mannerheim also visited the hut in September 1926. Nowadays the wilderness hut can be used for temporary accommodation.
Directions and Maps
Konungsskär is located about 6 kilometres from Korpoström to south-southwest.
- Coordinates Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 03.8077' lon: 21° 34.7854' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6670852 E: 198477
- Nautical chart series: D
- Nautical chart: 717, 25
The Excursion Harbour
Konungsskär form a sheltered excursion harbour together with Västra Tvigölpan and Birsskär. From Konungskär island you can get to the next island Birsskär along a boardwalk. The best places for mooring can be found from the north shore of Birsskär island. The south shore and western side of Konungskär are other possibilities for mooring.
- Harbour number: 842
- Depth: 1,0 - 3,0
- Open: north and southwest
- The wilderness hut can be used for temporary accommodation.
- The hut houses a small exhibition.
- Information board
- Camping site
- Campfire site. There is also another campfire site in the north side of Birsskär.
- History and life on the Konungsskär Island can be explored on a nature trail (0,4 km) which circle around island.
112 Emergency Number
If you have an emergency during your trip, such as getting lost, injured or finding a wildfire, call 112. Read more detailed emergency instructions.
Download the 112 Finland application (112.fi) to your phone. When an emergency call is made through the 112 Finland application, the emergency centre attendant is automatically informed of the caller's location.
It is recommended to keep the mobile phone warm and to bring extra food and water with you. There are many excursion locations with no mobile coverage and some mobile phones does not work in sub-zero temperatures, that is why it is always a good idea to let someone know about your itinerary and timetable.
1. Respect nature.
2. Mainly use marked trails.
3. Camp only where it is allowed.
4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.
5. Do not litter.