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Archipelago traffic 2018

Archipelago traffic
  • Saaristoliikenne kuva Jukka Koskinen

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

Summer Restaurant Vaakku open:

Mon -Thu 10:00-22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00-23:00
Sun 10:00-20:00

On event nights restaurant open longer!

M/S Klippan drives from Sapokka harbour to the island Varissaari on each hour and back from the island every 20 minutes before according to the timetables of the summer restaurant starting at 12 am from Sapokka harbour and ending at 21.40 from Varissaari Island. See timetable here

In August (13 Aug-1 Sep) M/S Klippan starts daily cruises at 12 am and on weekends at 10. 

Other times M/S Klippan serves as a charter boat. Orders tel.+358 44 35 00 205

Kotka - Kukouri island- Lehmäsaari island - Kirkonmaa island - Rankki island 

M/S Jaana is commuting between Sapokka/Kotka harbour and Rankki Island 1 Jun-12 Aug 2018. Timetables below. 
It also stops on beforehand notice at Kukouri, Lehmäsaari and Kirkonmaa islands. Weather permitting. Notices to m/s Jaana tel +358 440 557493 latest 30 minutes before departure.      

Daily departures:                

Sapokka**    10.00          
Kukouri*    10.15          
Lehmäsaari*    10.20          
Kirkonmaan länsilaituri* 10.30          
Rankki  10.45          
Rankki    14.00          
Kirkonmaan länsilaituri*    14.15          
Lehmäsaari*    14.25          
Kukouri*    14.30          
Sapokka    14.45          
Sapokka**    15.00          
Rankki    15.40          
Rankki     20.00          
Sapokka    20.40          
Upon request possible departures:   
Sapokka          12.00    17.00
Rankki         11.00      16.00

All departures are weather permitting.               
** at least 5 passengers are required for the departure. In case less, the departure can be cancelled. 
* Upon request. Please notify the staff of the ship for the return trip latest 30 min before the departure from the harbor. M/S Jaana phone +358 44 055 7499 

Additional information about departure times and ticket prices on Kotkan Saaret pages.

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

See timetable of free of charge commuter ferry. Departure Kuusinen harbour, address Juha Vainion katu 95.

During summer on Saturdays 30.6-4.8. ferry is not free - price for adult 15e/one way and children 2-15 y.o.  7,5e/one way.

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 

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