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.

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 ( 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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