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,

The ferry timetable to Vallisaari changes in September

(Uppdated 30.8.2022)

In September, you can get to Vallisaari by ferry every day once an hour on even hours. The first shift in the morning runs at 10 a.m. and the last in the evening at 8 p.m. The PörtöLine Ferry ( to Vallisaari leaves from Kauppatori Lyypekinlaituri.

The return ferry departs from Vallisaari every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

See PörtöLine Ferry time schedule.


Scheduled traffic to Vallisaari starts on the first of May

(Updated 20.4.2022)

Vallisaari opens to the public on the first of May. Pörtö Line arranges the transport between the market square and Vallisaari this summer from May to September. Pörtö Line's traffic schedule ( has been published today.


Helsinki Biennial attracted 145,000 visitors to Vallisaari

(Updated 29.9.2021)

The contemporary art event Helsinki Biennial took place for the first time from 12 June to 26 September 2021. A total of 145,000 people visited Vallisaari.

Read more about visitors at Helsinki Biennial (


Explore the mobile guide!

Mobile guide for Kuusisto Bishop's Castle Ruins, Raseborg Castle Ruins and Vallisaari Island.

Explore the mobile guide (! Mobile guide offers additional information and new angles of view by means of videos, photos and other content. While visiting the historical location you can open different contents by using QR-codes and NFC-tags attached to the information boards. The guide is web browser -based and no application is needed.

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