Services in Bothnian Sea National Park

17.1.2022
Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

Customer Service and Guidance

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Campfire Sites

The coordinates mentioned on this page are given using the WGS-84 Coordinate System as well as in the ETRS-TM3FIN planar coordinate system. Blue nautical charts are always drawn using the WGS-84 Coordinate System, while green nautical charts are still drawn using the Finnish national KKJ Coordinate System. For more information on nautical charts see the Finnish Transport Agency website (traficom.fi).

The islands in the National Park have rest spots equipped with a campfire site.

  • Iso-Enskeri, Pori (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 40.58' lon: 21° 22.5' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6850993 E: 202520)
  • Seliskeri, Pori (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 41.5' lon: 21° 23.7' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6852605 E: 203723)
  • Munakari, Pori (Bring your own firewood) (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 41.8726' lon: 21° 22.9437' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6853353 E: 203118)
  • Nirvo, Eurajoki (Luvia) (Bring your own firewood) (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 25.5210' lon: 21° 22.1520' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6823136 E: 199796)
  • Säppi, Luvia (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 28.7423' lon: 21° 20.5272' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6829225 E: 198874)
  • Kuuskajaskari, Rauma (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 8.2' lon: 21° 22.2' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6791059 E: 197066)
  • Kylmäpihlaja, Rauma (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 8.6' lon: 21°18.3' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6792103 E: 193640)
  • Katanpää, Kustavi (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 36.85' lon: 021° 11.08' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6733894 E: 181948)

One campfire site is situated on the mainland in the National Park

  • Sälttöö, Merikarvia

Near the National Park there is rest spots equipped with a campfire site

  • Hamskeri, Merikarvia (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 50.7' lon: 21° 19.8' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6869938 E: 201783)
  • Pihlus, Nurmes-Aikonmaa, Rauma (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 10.45' lon: 21° 22.11' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6795233 E: 197346)
  • Outoori, Pori (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 32.38' lon: 21° 26.15' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6835532 E: 204430)
  • Reksaari, Rauma (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 11.7' lon: 21° 25.8' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6797264 E: 200843)
  • Isokari, Kustavi (Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 43.35' lon: 21° 1.67' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6746696 E: 174484)

Please note that lighting campfires is also forbidden at campfire sites if the forest fire warning or the grass fire warning is in effect. Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a shelter and a flue.

Drinking Water

Waste Management

  • There are no waste-bins in the area. Measures should be taken in advance to avoid taking unnecessary waste into the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Take all other waste out of the area. Read more about Hiking without Littering.
  • Destinations where there are businesses may have waste collection bins. In such cases, the cost of waste disposal is included in the harbour charge. 

Toilets 

  • There is an accessible dry toilet close to the excursion harbour in Säppi Island and Langoura. 
  • There is a dytoilet in Seliskeri, Munakari and Iso-Enskeri. 

Overnight stays

Camping

  • Camping for a short duration on the islands of the National Park is allowed. Visitors are expected to avoid beaching and camping on the nesting islets of birds in the spring and summer.

Lodging in the Boat

  • You can beach your boat on the islands of the National Park. Avoid landing on birds' nesting islets during spring and summer.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

Accessible Services

  • The Eteläranta platform and Langoura platform on the Preiviikinlahti Bay are suitable for the physically challenged.

  • There is an accessible dry toilet close to the excursion harbour in Säppi Island and Langoura.

Services for Boaters

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • For the most part, shops are located in the municipal centres.
  • In the Satakunta area, service information for the neighbouring areas is compiled in the Bothnian Sea website (selkameri.fi).
  • Additional information about the services of the neighbouring areas, such as renting equipment, can also be obtained from the tourist information points of the region's municipalities.

Customer service

Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, tel. +358 40 163 6200, info(at)haltia.com

Metsähallitus customer service spatial planners

Southeast Finland: Pekka Koponen, tel. +358 206394238
The Metropolitan area: Joel Heino, tel. +358 40 621 06 73
Western Uusimaa: Anne Muuri, tel. +358 206394708
Southwest Finland: Laura Lehtonen, tel.+358 206394659
Kvarken, Southern and Central Ostrobothnia: Tuija Warén, tel.+358 206395282 
Satakunta: Marjo Kekki, tel.+358 206394266
Email address: first name.last name (at)metsa.fi
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