Fly Up In The Air
Sit down in a glider, feel the cracking rise and the butterflies starting to tickle in your belly. Fall for the beautiful Finnish forests, isles, and green coastal cities below you. You will hear the wind buzzing at the same time as the landscape below you opens in front of your eyes.
A Photo Tour To The Beautiful Parks
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, enjoy pop-up cafeterias, flea markets, outdoor concerts and art exhibitions, and take a short walk around to get to know the unique circular town of and its famous star-shaped fortress.
The Famous Architecture Of Alvar Aalto
Take an architectural design trip to the 1930’s -50’ functionalistic era, and admire the mill community designed by the internationally famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. The Sunila residential area is an internationally recognized and important architectonic integrity, which includes all elements a village might. The village is harmoniously built into the fabled pine forest landscape by the seaside on the island of Sunila. You will experience the largest architectural residential area Aalto ever built, and you will have a glimpse into how the mill community lives today. It is also possible to have a guided visit into private apartments. The Sunila pulp mill was once awarded as the most beautiful mill in the world.
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.
The Tsars of Russia occasionally liked
to travel to Finland. During the trip, we
will visit the Langinkoski Imperial Fishing
Lodge built in 1889 and the Orthodox
Church of St Nicholas built in 1801.
Fortress islands of Fort Slava and Fort
Elisabeth, three-course festive lunch in
Restaurant Fort Elisabeth on Varissaari
White water rafting on the river, enjoying
varied river landscapes and surge of
the foaming rapids, on rubber rafts.
Picnic in Katariina Seaside Park
Guided Kotka tour on street train,
including a picnic in ELCA awarded
Katariina Seaside Park.
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 parks or just enjoy the scenery.
Art city walk along Keskuskatu linden boulevard right in the heart of city centre.