Visit the Örö Fortress Island

Opening Hours

  • The Örö fortress island opened for visitors at the beginning of June 2015. Entrance is free, but a quay rate will be charged for boats. Visitors may explore the island independently or take a guided tour provided by Metsähallitus' partner entrepreneurs.

Contact Information

  • The area is managed by Metsähallitus
  • Entrepreneur on the island (visitoro.fi) provides a guest harbour, a café, a guide service, restaurant and accommodation services.
  • More information about the destination and services: rannikko(at)metsa.fi
  • A notification must be submitted to Metsähallitus of any events organised at the site. Metsähallitus has prepared instructions and a form (metsa.fi, in Finnish) for this.
  • Research and other activities not covered by the "Right of Public Access" (also known as "Everyman's rights" in Finland, and the "Right to Roam" in the UK) requires permission from the landowner: instructions and form (metsa.fi, in Finnish).

Directions and Maps

Örö is located in the Archipelago Sea, approximately 15 km south of Kasnäs. This destination is accessible by water only.

By Boat and by Kayak

  • Landing on Örö is only allowed via the guestharbour. There is a special jetty for canoes. Anchoring is prohibited on other parts of Örö island. More about the service in the guestharbour (visitoro.fi). 
    • Harbour coordinates Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 59º 48.63' lon: 22º 20.15' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6639515, E: 238500
    • Nautical chart series: B
    • Nautical chart: 644
    • Harbour draught 3.0 m.

By Public Transportation

From Kasnäs

Taxi Boat

Maps

Electronic Maps

Other Maps

  • Hanko Hiittinen Tammisaari waterproof boating chart, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2022.
  • Nötö Kasnäs Utö waterproof boating chart,, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2022.
  • Terrain map 1033 11 Örö 84/91 PP, 1:20 000, National Land Survey of Finland 1991. 
  • Merikarttasarja B, nautical chart series B, 1:50 000, Helsinki–Parainen, 2015. 
  • Merikarttasarja D, nautical chart series B, 1:50 000, Turunmaan saaristo, 2018.  

Outdoor Etiquette

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.

Read more

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).