Mässkär nature information station is a former pilot and coast guard building that has been renovated for tourist use. Metsähallitus has rented out the location to Mässkärs lotstation rf, a private association. 
In addition to the nature information station, the island of Mässkär also houses about 50 private holiday homes. 

Connections and Maps

  • The closest harbours which can be reached by car are Ådö fishing harbour. Adress: Ådövägen 470, 68620 Jakobstad.
  • Topographic map Q334 1:50 000,
  • Nautical chart series 957 Merenkurkku 1:250 000
  • Jakobstadmap (jakobstad.fi)
  • Excursionmap.fi 

By boat





Café & Restaurang

Nature trail

  • Mässkär Nature trail has its starting point on the grounds of the nature  station. 

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 (112.fi) 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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