Isle of Vikings - Rakinkotka

Want to live like a true Viking? On Rakinkotka Viking Island you can experience the lifestyle of the Northern warriors! The Viking village is built on the shores of Rakinkotka and it offers beautiful accommodation in traditional log houses. The arrival to Rakinkotka’s Viking village feels like entering into a movie or going hundreds of years back in time.

The first Vikings arrived at these shores around the year 800. Old Viking graves have been found in the island. Here the Vikings bought fur from the Finnish tribes and traded it further, all the way to China.

In Rakinkotka you can feast like Vikings did, relax around the campfire, participate in fierce Viking Games, try out your skills on seashore fishing or just enjoy the peaceful calm of the nature and explore the ancient Viking trail. During the walk you will pass old Viking graves and get to explore beautiful Nordic nature. Enjoy the peace and harmony of the Finnish nature and seaside.

Rakinkotka island has accommodation approximately for 35 people. It has two traditional wood heated saunas, a wooden hot tub and also a traditional smoke sauna, which takes 8 hours to heat up. On Rakinkotka Viking island you can enjoy excellent Viking style prepared meals including fresh fish from the sea with the special Rakinkotka Viking beer.

Rakinkotka Viking Island is located at the southern coast of Finland just outside of town of Hamina. It takes about 30 minutes boat ride from Vimpasaari shoreline to reach the island. Boat trips to island are part of the package.Location: Hamina archipelago

How to get there: You can get to Rakinkotka with a charter boat leaving from Vimpasaari. The boat trip takes about 30 minutes.