Directions to Gulf of Finland 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.

Gulf of Finland National Park is located on the Baltic Sea in front of the municipalities of Kotka, Hamina, Pyhtää and Virolahti.

To the Hiking Trails

The national park has marked trails on the islands of Ulko-Tammio and Mustaviiri. Trails begin in the harbours that are in the national park area.

By Boat to Gulf of Finland

The only sheltered harbour in the national park is located on Ulko-Tammio island.

In additionl, the islands of Koivuluoto, Lanskeri, Mustaviiri and Suuri-Pisi are accessible by keelboat in calm weather.

Harbours in the national park.

By Passenger Boat to Gulf of Finland

A regular boat runs from Kotka (visitkotkahamina.fi, in Finnish) to the inhabited islands of the national park area: Haapasaari, Kaunissaari, and Tammio.

By Taxi Boat to Gulf of Finland

The islands of the national park are also accessible by taxi boat (taksea.eu, in Finnish) from Hamina.

There are public cruises to Ulko-Tammio (meriset.fi, in Finnish) from Kotka.

By Public Transport to Kotka

Train (vr.fi) and bus (matkahuolto.fi) services can take you to Kotka, from where you can get to the Gulf of Finland National Park on a regular or taxi boat.