Berghamn

25.1.2022
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.–20.2.2022. 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.

The old Västerby fisherman's farm on the north shore of Berghamn Island, in Archipelago National Park, is like a scene from the old days. The island boasts managed traditional landscapes, and an exhibition in the farm's waterside shed depicts the life of fishermen. There are guides in the summer at the Västerby fisherman's farm.

A view down to the valley from a high cliff. There are grazed fields and a wooden building in the valley. On the right, the top body of a person from behind.

Directions and Maps

Berghamn Island is located in the municipality of Pargas. Berghamn Island can only be reached by boat.

  • Coordinates Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 03.1964' lon: 21° 47.7777'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6668751 E: 210416
  • Nautical chart series: D 
  • Nautical chart: 717, 25

By Public Transportation


Services in Berghamn

Berghamn Nature Information Hut

  • The Västerby farm's waterside shed serves as the Nature Information Hut of Berghamn Island. It houses an exhibition entitled "Fishing in the Archipelago". 
  • The nature exhibition is free-of-charge.
  • The nature exhibition is open daily.
  • There is no staff at the nature information hut.

A person is peeking into a wooden container in an exhibition on fish and fishing.

The Excursion Harbour

  • Harbour number: 818, 822
  • Depth: 1,5 – 2,0 m
  • Anchor
  • Open: west-north
  • For shorts visits only, harbour for longer visits on the eastern side of the island 

Other Services

  • It is allowed to camp in the Västerby farm area. We strongly recommend using an inner tent to avoid ticks!
  • Campfire site and dry toilet is located near the shore.
  • There are two nature trails in the vicinity of the Västerby fisherman's farm. They provide information on Berghamn's flora and fauna, old habitation and present-day life on this beautiful island. The trails are approximately 2 km long, and they start at the farmyard.
  • There are no accessible services in the area and the terrain is rough and difficult to walk in several places.