Sokos Htl Seurahuone Kotka
Keskuskatu 21, Kotka, Etelae-suomen Laeaeni, 48100
More about Kotka
One of the numerous bridges and the rapids
This gate leads you to the Csar's fishing lodge
The Imperial Langinkoski Fishing Lodge
Please, tell me the best place in Kotka (Hamina, Lappeenranta, etc.) or any other place nearby to come for a weekend (or only Friday) to meet with Finish men (I mean dancing parties for people above 40y.o.)
It doesn't matter where, in all those places you mentioned there are plenty of finished men in the pubs :)
However, I recon that the best shot would be Sokos Hotel club in Kotka, it is a blast during the weekend and plenty of Finnish men to chose from, just don't be shy, smile a lot and go to talk to them and you will be fine, only losers will get out empty hands for that place ;-)
Depends on if this is a man or a woman, Gil. I don't know about gay places in Kotka, but I suppose there are some.
Gili! Thank you, I'll try to check this place. I am not alone - several women from St.Pete, Russia want to make 1-day trip to meet finish men.
That is why I asked.
Thank you again!
Travel Tips for Kotka
Fishing at river Kymi
The Kymi River is southern Finland´s best salmon-river and it is possible to fish in its three free Kotka-branch rapids all through the year.
In Langinkoski you can fly-fish in a natural habitat and enjoy the historical surroundings.
Siikakoski is ideal for fly- and troll-fishing
At Korkeakoski´s casting quay you can be more certain of a catch where, during the high season, salmon weighing up to 10 kilos can be caught.
The fishing management fee is obligatory using any tackle other than simple rod or ice fishing equipment to fish natural waters, prices are 15 EUR for whole year or 5 EUR for a seven day period of fishing. Payment of the lure fishing fee entitles you to fish with lures in waters of lure. The lure fishing charge is 27 EUR or 6 EUR for a fishing period of seven days, obtainable at all post office.
City by the sea
The aquarium in Kotka presents the underwater world of Finnish wildllife. The huge Baltic Sea tank is 7 meters deep ans 10 meters in diameter. In it, you can see fish from the bottom sand to the surface waters. It's like the marine theater!
Kotka has many parks and the best is Sapokka Water Garden.
"Orthodox Church of St.Nicholas"
This church was built between 1799 and 1801 in accordance with drawings by Jakov Perrin the architect of St.Petersburg Admiralty.
The town of nature. You can walk in the industrialized center, but just in ten minutes you can be inside a forest then in next ten minutes on the sea beach. There are very good positions to look around from high rocks to the town, sea and archipelago. I think, this town is a wonderful in the summer, but I've there only in the winter and can say it is very good destination for one-day trip with overlooking walk and visiting Maretarium
The city by the sea
On 21 May 1878, Alexander II, Emperor of Russia and the Grand Duke of Finland, made a declaration for the establishment of a town by the name of Kotka ("Eagle" in English).
Kotka is a city near Kouvola (the city I live in) and there are over 30 000 people living there. I like the city, one of the reasons is the sea nearby!
My best memories from Kotka must be from the every-year Kotka Maritime Festival . The festival lasts for a few days and there are lots of music performances and other shows in town. Many people come there just to walk around the city and sit at the bar terrace... enjoying their nice cool beer/cider! :)
I work in Kotka (actually in a city part called Karhula) at the moment and I hope to add more to this page as I get more familiar with the city.