The Norrskär group of islands consists of two larger islands and several islets. The many fishing huts on the islands remind the visitor of the area’s history as important fishing grounds. Most of the fishing huts are now used as holiday homes.
The lighthouse standing on Västra Norrskär was built in 1848 and it is 21 metres tall. The facility was automated in 1987. The island also housed a pilot station until 1982. Norrskär was a military area from the Second World War until the year 2000. 
Norrskär is particularly important as a nesting and resting area for archipelago birds, and for this reason you should keep on paths when hiking on the island during the breeding season.


Norrskär, Korsholm municipality
Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat:  63°14.151' lon: 20° 36.806 ' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7030778 E: 3179555

Connections and Maps

  • ​The closest harbours which can be reached by car are at Ytterbådan fishing harbour on Bergö Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 58.602´ lon:21° 06.971´ and Klobbskat,  Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat:  63°18.375' lon: 21° 05.547' . There are boat launch ramps at  both harbours. There is a free ferry service to Bergö ( Address:  Klobbskatsvägen 170, 65970 Söderudden
  • Topographic map  (1:50 000) nro P3241
  • Topographic map  (1:20 000) nr 12000 and 131407
  • Nautical chart serie 957 Merenkurkku, 1:250 000

By boat



Nature trail

  • Norrskärs nature trail has its starting point near the pier and take you to the the lighthouse.

Other services

  • Campfire site
  • Dry toilet 
  • Information boards
  • Benches and table

Waste management


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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