Visit the Island of Seili

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19

Opening Hours 2021

15.5.–11.6. Sat and Sun 12am – 3pm

12.6.–15.8. Every day 12am – 3pm

16.–29.8. Sat and Sun 12am – 3pm

Outside opening hours, open by separate agreement.

Information on church services and other events can be found at the local operator Skärgårdskompaniet's website: visitseili.fi.

Admission

Visits to the island are free of charge. Entrance fees to the Museum Church:

  • Adults EUR 3.50
  • Pensioners and children under 14 EUR 2.00
  • Family ticket EUR 8.50

Group fees and bookings: sales(at)visitseili.fi

Guided Tours

Daily guided tours are organised in Seili during the summer season. 
 
Guided tours for groups are organised on the island also during other times. Timetable and more information on Seili guided tours and prices (visitseili.fi)


Several commercial tour companies organise day trips to Seili.

Contact Information

 

Directions and Maps

The island of Seili is situated in the municipality of Parainen in the Archipelago Sea, in the southern part of the Airisto open sea area. The 7 kilometre crossing to Nauvo church village takes about 20 minutes. The crossing to Turku is about 30 kilometres. 



There are bus connections (matkahuolto.fi) to Nauvo from Turku and Parainen cities.

By Own Boat

  • Location of the visitors' berth (so-called Church berth on the eastern side of the island): 60°14,6'N 21°57,9'E (WGS 84 coordinate system), ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6689148 E: 221406. Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707, harbour number 742.
    • Day trip visitors and overnighting boats
    • Depth of fairway at the visitors' berth: 1.5-2.0 metres.
    • Number of berths: 10.
    • Anchor mooring.
    • Waste disposal
  • Location of the post pier: 60°14,15'N 21°57,40'E (WGS 84 coordinate system), ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6688349 E: 220882. Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707
    • Day trip visitors
    • Depth in the harbour 1.5–2.0 meters
    • Number of berths 15
    • Anchor and buoy mooring
    • Waste disposal
    • Electricity
  • Location of the Reserach institute pier (Post jetty): 60°14,3'N 21°58,0'E (WGS 84 coordinate system), ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6688585 E: 221456. Nautical chart series D, nautical chart 707
    • Overnighting boats
    • Depth of the harbours 1,5–2,0 meters
    • Anchor and buoy mooring
    • Waste disposal
    • Electricity
  • Please note that these berths are the only visitors' berth on the island, other berths are private or reserved for the ferry service.

Ferry Service

  • Public transport service between Nauvo and the island of Seili is operated by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland. The island is serviced by M/S Östern on the route Nauvo–Seili–Hanka (Rymättylä) and M/S Falkö on the northern route of Nauvo.In the summer also M/S Vitharun operates between Turku-Seili-Nauvo.
  • The ferry service berth is at about 1.3 kilometres walking distance from the church berth.

Maps

Other Maps

  • Retkeily GT Etelä-Suomi: GT Outdoor Map Southern Finland, 1:250 000. Karttakeskus 2019. Maps are for sale e.g. from Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookshops.
  • GT Outdoor Map Eastern Finland, 1:250 000, Karttakeskus 2015. Maps are for sale e.g. from Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookshops.

Safety

  • Ticks live in damp grass, and some of them carry viruses and bacteria which cause diseases. It is especially important to cover your legs, which is easily done by wearing your socks on top of your trouser legs. Tick pliers and tick check done every night are also essential.

Self-guided Tour: "Relaxation in
Finland´s Unique Archipelago"


Pdf-file 1.6 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

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.

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