See and do

Sapokan Vesipuisto, Kotka

Apart from a small-boat harbour, Sapokka is also an old sea bay refurbished into a charming park area.

  • Parks
Tallinnankatu 12, Kotka

Diverse marsh environment

  • National parks
  • Nature trails
  • recreational areas
Vastilantie 886, Pyhtää
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The Santalahti nature trail runs mainly on forest and shore areas owned by the City of Kotka. The forest trail runs through the island to the rocky southern shores of the Gulf of Finland that display fantastic views to the open sea and outer archipelago.

  • Nature trails
  • recreational areas
Santalahdentie 150, Kotka
salpapolku

The 43 km. trail goes through especially picturesque areas with rocks, forests, hills and fields starting from the Harju Manor coast in Virolahti and ending at the lake Syvä Valk-Järvi, right at the board between municipalities of Miehikkälä and Ylämaa (Lappeenranta).

  • Nature trails
  • recreational areas
Katariinankuja 19, Virolahti
ulko-tammio

The Eastern Gulf of Finland has an innumerable number of islands worth visiting, many of which are served by regular traffic.

  • National parks
  • recreational areas
  • boating and archipelago
Eastern Gulf of Finland,
Portimon polut Haminassa Jukka Koskinen

Portimo is a 8.3 km long hiking trail in Hamina that perfectly suits for a day trip. On your way you will pass upland forests, mixed forests, ponds and lakes and extremely green areas. In early autumn, Portimo trail is a right place for mushroom picking.

  • Nature trails
  • recreational areas
Vehkarinteentie 99, Hamina

Salpa Line: Virolahti Bunker Museum and Salpa Line Museum in Miehikkälä – a treasure trove of military history!

  • Surroundings
  • Nature trails
  • recreational areas
Katariinankuja 19, Virolahti

Welcome to a cycling trip through the lively and attractive towns and rural municipalities in the Kotka–Hamina region – Kotka, Hamina, Pyhtää, Virolahti and Miehikkälä. Over 600 km of cycling routes and accommodation sites are marked on the Bed & Bike map to make planning easier for you.

  • Cycling
Sapokka, Kotka

Kotka National Urban Park is the seventh urban park in Finland and was established on the 29th of September in 2014 in the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge for the Russian Tsar Alexander III now a national heritage area.

  • Culture
  • Parks
  • Surroundings
Kotka
Kymi Sinfonietta

The Kymi Sinfonietta - International top orchestra in Kymenlaakso! Concerts performed with ardent passion bring you tunes ranging from beloved classics to groovy sounds – joy and
energy of live music!

  • Culture
Keskuskatu 33, Kotka

Maritime Centre Vellamo has attracted attention in Finland and internationally, thanks to its museum exhibitions and award-winning architecture. The wavelike and monumental building rises proudly up to 30 metres with a length of 300 metres in the old City Port of Kotka , near the city centre.

  • Meetings
  • Culture
  • Museums
Tornatorintie 99, Kotka

Maretarium – fantastic underwater world of Finnish fishes

  • Sights
  • Museums
Sapokankatu 2, Kotka
Muraali Kotkassa

There are four magnificent mural paintings in Kotka city centre. Kotka's first mural was painted in 2008. Three most recent ones were painted in 2017 and 2018 as parts of UPEART festivals. You can access the map view of Google Maps by clicking mural’s address.

  • Culture
Kotka
Kotkan Veistospromenadi

Kotka Sculpture Promenade

  • Culture
  • Parks
  • Surroundings
Kotka
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Kotka City Theatre offers a great variety of plays from different styles. The specialities are musicals and high quality drama plays.

  • Culture
Keskuskatu 15, Kotka
Katariinan meripuisto majakat

Katariina Seaside Park is a 20-hectare outdoor recreational area built around the 18th-century Svensksund fortress ruins.

  • Parks
Puistotie 32, Kotka

Along the nature trail in Turkia (approx. 25 km from the centre of Hamina), there is a lean-to, campfire site and latrine. The area is also suited for winter hiking. The nature trail is 1.8 km long and provided with signposts.

  • recreational areas
Ramsin Saunat, Vesa Hovi

Welcome to saunas of Rampsi to enjoy cold-water swimming!

2019-2020 ice-swimming:

  • Sport adventures
  • Swimming
Tervasaari, HAMINA

Ice-swimming is on 18 Oct 2019- 1 May 2020. Check the changes in the opening hours at Marina Cafe Laitturi Facebook page.

  • Sport adventures
  • Swimming
Meriniementie 1, Kotka
Uuperinrinteet, Vesa Hovi

Uuperinrinteet is located in the heart of southern Kymenlaakso, 10 kilometres from the centre of Hamina and about 30 kilometres from the centre of Kotka.

  • Sport adventures
  • Sport
Viirankankaantie 237, Hamina
Kirkkojärven luontopolku Hamina

A nature trail that goes around lake Kirkkojärvi starts right adjacent to the centre of Hamina. The nature trail traverses a valuable nature reserve and other nearby areas. Along the nature trail are seven information boards that tell about the nature and history of the area.

  • Nature trails
Rantakatu 1, Hamina
Luontokuva

The Taskali nature trail introduces the lush grove environment of Taskalinmäki and the unique common alder area near the pond. Along the trail there are 22 information boards that describe the local nature, fauna and culture.

  • Nature trails
Taskalinmäentie, Hamina
Saaristoliikenne Kotka

Archipelago traffic timetables 2019 to islands of Kotka-Hamina region archipelago.

  • Archipelago traffic
  • Archipelago
Kotka

The Palotorninvuori Park was renovated in 2005 to 2006. The park walkways leading to the lookout terrace were paved, new plants were added, the lighting was renewed, and a dog fence was built.

  • Parks