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.

Directions and Maps

Yxskär is located midway along the route between Rosala and Jurmo, some 7 km west of Vänö Island. Boaters should head south from the route and anchor at the rock on the island's eastern shore.

  • Coordinates Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 59° 52.5053' lon: 22° 03.1216'  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6647850 E: 223145
  • Nautical chart series: B, D
  • Nautical chart: 647, 701, 711, 24


The Excursion Harbour

  • Harbour number: 611
  • Depth: 1,5 - 2,0
  • Anchor 
  • Open: north

Other Services

  • Nature trail 
  • Toilet 
  • Information board 
  • Camping site 
  • Campfire site 
  • Picnic table and benches 

A summery landscape photographed from the rocks by the shore. The evening sun is colouring the sky and the rock, the sea is calm.

Natural Features

Yxskär boasts a gloe lake surrounded by a nature trail. Information boards along the trail describe Yxskär's nature and landscape. There are animals grazing on the island, so it is important to keep dogs on a leash throughout the visit.