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    ranikko(at) metsa.fi
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    • Virtual guide provides you with an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the magnificent natural landscapes and fascinating history of the Bothnian Sea National Park and its neighbouring areas, and to plan trips and find the services you need.
  • Enterprises and organisations offering services in the national park
    • They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism when operating in the national park.

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 (www.liikennevirasto.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)

Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

  • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.

Drinking Water

  • The guestharbours along the coast have water points. Details (www.guestharbours.fi).  

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 a dry toilet suitable for the disabled 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

  • There are several guest harbours in the archipelago. Details (www.guestharbours.fi).

Services for the Disabled

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

  • There is a dry toilet suitable for the disabled 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 (www.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.

Services Offered by Partners in Bothnian Sea National Park

Destination Brochure

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

Virtual guide to the Bothnian Sea

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

Meriopas.fi - Marine navigator's map service compiles marine information and introduces the underwater biology of the coastal areas (www.meriopas.fi).

Underwater photo: Heidi Arponen, Marine biologist, Metsähallitus.