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CRUISE PORT KOTKA GETAWAY TO FINLAND. Broad range, pocket size
Kotka is on the Southeast coast of Finland at the Baltic Sea. In a region at the Finnish Coastline right where the rapids of River Kymijoki, the biggest river in Southern Finland, rushes to meet the sea. The wonderful nature and city parks, dazzling history of the border region, outstanding cultural events and sights and thousands of friendly people welcome travellers for a memorable visit. The Port is in the City Center of Kotka main island, close to the old cities Porvoo, Loviisa and Hamina, only an hour journey from Helsinki on the E18 highway. 100 NM from Tallinn, 125 NM from St. Petersburg and 290 NM from Stockholm.
The port of the unique city by the sea, Kotka, is located a stone’s throw away from all the experiences. Your customers will be able to experience, within a few hours, the soul of whole Finland - from the pulsating capital to the exotic nature, from pushing one’s limits to finding an inexplicably glorious peace of mind. Banner Photo Credits: Juha Karkkainen.
Port area in numbers:
•1,100 ha of land areas
•1,400 ha of sea areas
•9 km of quays
•80 km of railways
Finnish, Swedish, English, German, Russian and Spanish. (Most common Finnish and English).
DISTANCE FROM PIER TO CITY CENTER
From Kantasatama to the City Cente700 m, from Mussalo Terminal B to City Center 8 km/20 min. To Helsinki International Airport 130 km/90 min.
TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORT
Helsinki International Airport is located 130 km from Kotka. There are several daily buses between Kotka and Helsinki Travel time is approximately 2 hours. Travel time 90 minutes by shuttle bus or by car from or to the port areas.
Euro and most common credit cards.
TRANSPORT TO/FROM CITY CENTRE
Shuttle buses negotiable in Mussalo from pier to Port Gate FOC. Kantasatama City Terminal wihin walking distance.
BANKS AND POST OFFICES
Post offices are open from 09-to evening hours. Banks are not handling currency or other cash. All currency or other cash should be handled via ATM:s.
Max LOA: Pier 1: 270 m Pier 2: 200 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger, RopaxFenders available (brand and type): Sumitomo rubber, cylinders verticalInfo on tides: No tides Info on wind: Good shelterLearn more
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Mussalo Terminal Pier B
Max LOA: 855 m
Max depth: 10-12 m
Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Container
Fenders available (brand and type): Sumitomo rubber A-type horizontal
Info on tides: No tides
When we step ashore, you will be transported into the life of anold fishing village. The history of
Kaunissaari begins with permanent settlement in the 16th century. Today,the island has a small summer village.In these surroundings, you will lear how to prepare and enjoy a traditional archipelago dinner. The cooking class is conducted by the owner of the island’s restaurant, where they specialise in making dishes from local ingredients. You can also choose to just relax and enjoy the beautiful island.
CATCH OF THE DAY
Experience fishing at the rapids of Siikakoski. The Kymijoki river is famous for being the best salmon
river in Southern Finland. In the 18th century, Siikakoski used to belong to the Valamo monastery, and the monks made their living by selling fish to the Russian fortress town of Ruitsinsalmi, which the Kotka island is today.
Discover the strength of Mother Nature in a safe and fun way at Kymijoki River! During the rafting trip, you will enjoy the idyllic nature sceneries of gorgeous Kymijoki River, the best rafting river in Southern Finland, and experience the sensation of navigating the swirling rapids. After rafting activities, relax by the campfire and coffee enjoying the views of picturesque rapids.
A PHOTO TOUR TO THE INTERNATIONALLY AWARDED PARKS OF KOTKA
Store the lushness and blooming on your memory card! Our photographer guide will take you on a tour through the blooming parks of Kotka. In springtime you can capture the overwhelming colorfulness of the blossoming azaleas of the Fuksinniitty park, and the amazing rhododendrons and the beautiful tulips of the internationally recognized Sapokka Water Garden. In summertime you get to capture the lushness of Sapokka Water Garden, in addition to its ponds, arched bridges and mesmerizing roses and shrubs. You photograph the outstanding shapes of the rocks, the diversity of water plants, and the bubbly waterfall - both under or above the waterfall!
THE SECRET GARDENS OF FORTRESS TOWN HAMINA
Behind the gates of the old wooden city houses, you are going get to dive into the fascinating past of the fortress town Hamina (est. 1723) with all its amazing historic characters. The owners of the houses and gardens welcome you, offering a progressive lunch and refreshment tour. Dive into the old-world city-life, and take a short walk around to get to know the unique circular town of and its remains of the famous star-shaped fortress.
YOGA BY THE SEA
Let the wind touch you. Let the sea give you a scent. Hear the vibrant seabirds speaking. Give your mind and body time to relax. Listen to the sound of silence. Breathe free and dive into your inner journey and experience soothing yoga by the sea, in the magical surroundings on the beach by the seaside park of fortress Katarina. Add these peaceful moments as an unforgettable dimension to your experience.
KOTKA TOUR ON LAND AND SEA
Kotka and its main attractions, including a walk at the Sapokka Water Garden.
Boat tour from Sapokka Marina, finishing with a local fishermen’s buffet. at the Fort Elisabrth island before getting bac to port.
The Csars of Russia occasionally liked to travel to Finland. During the trip, we will visit the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge built for Czsar Alexander III by boat and hear about the interesting joint history with Russia. On the way back the coack takes us to the Orthodox Church of St Nicholas which was the only building left in Kotka after the Crimean War undertakings that also affecting this island town.
FORT SLAVA ISLAND TOUR
Fortress island of Fort Slava listening to a concert whilst having a local tasting picnic within the remains of the fort. The tall ship Vivan takes you from the Kotka island on a 30 minute sailing trip to the island where you get a touch of the history of the region in an authentich athmoshere.
Wonderful, relaxed biking tours in the surroundings of the region. Meanwhile biking
take a swim in the sea, have a picnic in one of the internationally awarded island parks or just enjoy the scenery.
KOTKA ARCHIPELAGO BY TALL SHIP
Experience the beauty and the history from the Vikings to today, of the inner archipelago for 3 hours by sailing on board an old-fashioned tall ship, previously used to transport cargo abound the Baltic Sea, now fitted out to provide a comfortable voyage for its guests.
FINNISH SAUNA EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a thoroughly authentic Finnish experience by visiting a traditional smoke sauna at the seaside. This sauna is built inside a cave and is heated up with local wood, which
provides soft, clean steam and a pleasant aroma.
CRUISE & MEAL BY THE CAMPFIRE
Feel the power of the free flowing river, enjoy the non-exploited Finnish countryside and have a try of traditional Finnish tastes! On a cruise on the river Kymi, you will get a glimpse of the scenic wonders the river has to offer. Enjoy a delicious campfire picnic of local tastes beside the free flowing rapids of the beautiful river.
TRADITIONAL PASTRY EXPERIENCE
When in Finland, one cannot leave without drinking coffee, but when in Kotka, one cannot leave without eating Posso! A “posso” is a traditional pastry from Kotka, which is filled with apple jam, rolled in sugar and served warm. Enjoy your “posso” on a warm, sunny day on the market square while sipping your coffee - but beware of the sneaky seagulls!
FISHERMEN'S PORT IDYLLIC LUNCHTIME
Enjoy your salmon soup warm and fresh in its place of origin. The Kalamaja coffee and restaurant is located by the sea, next to a fish shop - guarantee of fresh soup! In all its roughness, beautiful Kuusinen area in the tip of the island of Kotka is a glimpse from the towns history as a fishermen’s town.
Scope of Project: PRF contsruction starting 2020 including terminal facilities.Advantage for Cruise Lines: Up-to-date PRF.Est. date of completion: 12/2021