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.

Self-guided Tour: "Land of a Thousand Lakes"


Pdf 1,4 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Archipelago without your own boat at summer 2022

(Uppdated 14.6. 2022)
Archipelago destinations in southern Finland are as good as seaside holidays get, far from the hustle and bustle of cities. If you have not yet experienced the laid-back summer breeze or wonderful nature of the archipelago, its national parks offer many easy day trips and even overnight visits.
Metsähallitus's partner companies take you to different locations in the archipelago on water buses, boats and cruises. Some destinations are serviced by free state-owned ferries.

Archipelago without your own boat at summer 2022 (pdf 397 Kb,pdf,  julkaisut.metsa.fi).

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Gulf of Finland NP in Excursionmap.fi.