Hamskeri is one of the largest and tallest islands in the Oura archipelago. Stone ruins in the inner parts of the island used to shelter fishermen when they stayed on the island overnight. The name of the island derives from a port, so perhaps the island has had more maritime traffic than usual. 


Merikarvia, Coordinates (WGS84): P 61˚50,701' I 21˚19,866'

Directions and maps

  • The nearest port accessible by car is the Krookka guest harbour Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat:  61°51,121' lon:21° 865´ ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6870022 E: 209796 
  • Topographic map 1:50 000N313 - Merikarvia v. 2010
  • Basic map 1:25 000 N3134 - Merikarvia year 2009, Basic map 1:25 000 N3133 - Reveli year 2009
  • Nautical chart series E Bothnian Sea, 1:50 000. 
  • Excursionmap.fi   

Access by boat

There is a sign towards the Hamskeri Island from the Ouraluoto channel, with an indicative depth of 1.2 m.

Services in Hamskeri

  • Pier: side-on mooring, 1.2 m
  • Nature trail 
  • Lean-to shelters
  • Campfire sites
  • Picnic shelter 

Tours to Hamskeri Island

Metsähallitus' partner companies offer boat trips to Hamskeri on request. 


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.

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

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.

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