Varissaari Island - Fort Elisabeth
On Varissaari Island there are remains of fortresses from the era of the Ruotsinsalmi naval battles. Island located right outside the centre of Kotka and is a popular place for outing. At the island you will find: summer restaurant Vaakku, beach, beach volley court, campfire site. More info www.varissaari.com
Summer restaurant Vaakku opening hours in May
- Mon, Tues Tupon request INFO@VARISSAARI.COM
- Wed, Thur 12.00-20.00
- Fri 12.00-22.00
- Sat 11.00-22.00
- Sun 10.00-18.00
Kotka -Lehmäsaari island - Kirkonmaa island - Rankki island
M/S Jaana is commuting between Sapokka/Kotka harbour and Rankki Island in May upon request. See summer timetables to Rankki and Kirkonmaa.
Lehmäsaari island - the lagoon-shaped bay and swimming beaches provide a great opportunity to spend a summer day in the natural environment. On the island: beach, campfire site, nature paths, camping possibility
Rankki fortress island - the old army island has been opened to the public. On the island: restaurant, small shop, accommodation services
Kirkonmaa island the old army island has been opened to the public.
Commuter ferry to islands Haapasaari, Kaunissaari and Kuutsalo
Kaunissaari island - Popular island for spending holidays and idyllic fisherman’s village. Dry peaty forests are characteristic for Kaunissaari and fine sandy beaches for its Nothern and Eastern coasts. On the island: archipelago museum, shop, cafe, summer restaurant, cottages, camping possibility www.kaunissaari.fi
Kuutsalo island - There are interesting nature and good sandy beaches on Kuutsalo Island. Hundreds of summer inhabitants live on the island in summertime. On the island: beach, camping possibility.
Tammio and Ulko-Tammio Island (from Tervasaari, Hamina)
Tammio island - authentic archipelago spirit is felt in fisherman’s village of Tammio. Local arts-and crafts museum is located in old fisherman’s hut.
Ulkotammio island Gem of Eastern Gulf of Finland national park with harsh beach cliffs and bristly deciduous woodland. Museum artillery and a cave from times of the second world war tell about war history of the Ulkotammio island.
On the island: campfire site, toilet, information point, nature trail, camping possibility, open Wilderness Hut, 6 person
See archipelago traffic timetables here M/S Vikla, Meriset Oy