The Bothnian Sea National Park is situated in the outer archipelago off Merikarvia, Pori, Luvia, Eurajoki, Rauma, Pyhäranta, Uusikaupunki and Kustavi, and it can only be reached by boat when there is no ice, except for Preiviikinlahti Bay, Liesluoto and Salttöö.

Directions

By Boat

  • The annually published book Käyntisatamat – Besökshamnar (www.satamaopas.fi) provides information about guestharbours and boat slips in the Bothnian Sea area.

By ferry or taxiboat

  • Our cooperation partners offer boat trips in the national park. 
  • More information about the ferry connections can ask from the touristinformation in Luvia, Rauma and Uusikaupunki. 
 

By Car

  • Preiviikinlahti Bay in Pori can be accessed by car, and there are over ten towers and platforms there for bird-watchers: Isosanta (2), Hathuru, Sannannokka, Yyterin lietteet, Huhtala, Langoura, Leveäkari, Eteläranta, Kaarluoto (2) and Ooviiki. The Huhtala, Langoura and Leveäkari towers are located in the National Park. You can get to the vicinity of the towers and platforms by car. Map (in Finnish)
  • Sälttöö in Merikarvia can be accessed by car.

Sannannokka platform. Photo: Anssi Riihiaho

Starting Points for Excursions

  • The annually published book Käyntisatamat – Besökshamnar (www.satamaopas.fi) provides information about guest harbours and boat slips in the Bothnian Sea area.

Maps

Electronic Maps

Map of Bothnian Sea National Park. © Metsähallitus 2015

Other Maps

  • Terrain maps N313 (Merikarvia), M324 (Mäntyluoto), M323 (Luvia), M314 (Rauma), M313 (Pyhäranta), L324 (Uusikaupunki) and L323 (Kustavi), 1:50 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Merikarttasarja E: nautical chart series E, 1:50 000. The map is sold in guest harbours, boating equipment stores, Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Rannikkokartat: Coastal maps 40 (Isokari), 41 (Rauma), 42 (Pori) and 43 (Merikarvia), 1:50 000. The map is sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Retkeily GT Etelä-Suomi: Outdoor GT Map Southern Finland, 2012, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Retkeily GT Länsi-Suomi: Outdoor GT Map Western Finland, 2015, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Waterproof Water Touring Map Uusikaupunki Isokari Rauma, 1:60 000, Karttakeskus 2017. Map is sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Waterproof Water Touring Map Kustavi Brändö Isokari, 1:60 000, Karttakeskus 2017. Map is sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Waterproof Water Touring Map Pori Reposaari Rauma, 1:60 000, Karttakeskus 2018. Map is sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points

Harbours

More information: nautical charts (www.liikennevirasto.fi) and the book Käyntisatamat – Besökshamnar (www.finnlake.com).

Virtual guide to the Bothnian Sea

Visit Bothnian Sea National Park (www.selkameri.fi)

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 3.3 MB (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Self-guided Tour: "Finnish World Heritage Sites"



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