Restaurant Vaakku is located in Varissaari, about ten minutes by sea from the mainland in Sapokka, Kotka. Vaakku is a high-quality, à la carte restaurant with a relaxed summer atmosphere. The menu features the best seasonal ingredients according to availability, always respecting the customer’s wishes. The restaurant’s services also include the Kiulu Sauna Ferry for 12 guests, stand-up paddleboard rental, and tailor-made RIB boat rides.
Varissaari island combines the peace of nature, breathtaking seascapes and the history of the local fortress. Reminiscent of its military history, you can view ship parts and cannons lifted from the wreck of the frigate St. Nikolai, which sank in the naval battles of Svensksund (Ruotsinsalmi) in the late 18th century. In the summertime, m/s Klippan operates an hourly service to the island. It is also possible to agree on other times.