This old fishing lodge was made of timber in 1889 for Russian Emperor & Grand Duke Alexander the Third. It is in very beautiful surroundings with rapids, trees, small rivers, birds etc.The area of the nature reserve is 28 hectares, 60 acres. There is also a nice small Orthodox Chapel on the area.The entrance to the nature reserve is free and the...more
Kaunissaari (literally Beautiful Island) Island is a traditional, small but still lively fisherman village. Boats from Sapokka Harbour (in front of Maretarium Aquarium) about 2-3 times a day in summer. Tickets are sold on boats. For timetables see the link below.There may be quite windy on the sea (even if a day may be warm). So take warm clothes...more
Alexander III, emperor of Russia and Grand Duke of Finland, and his Danish born consort Dagmar, in Russia known under the name Marie Feodorovna, had heard about the good salmon fishing at Langinkoski.In the summer of 1880 they arrived at Langinkoski to watch the salmon fishing. They also took a liking to the beautiful river scenery and promised to...more
If you travel to the city of Kotka, you must see the harbour area and small park of Sapokka. It is very idyllic, offering a lot of joy to your eyes like small white bridges, stone/rock, lots of different plants and flowers and so on.If you watch carefully, you see also a man made seal and some bird (all made of stone) in the water; to remind us all...more
The Sapokka Water Garden, by Tallinnankatu, is truly an oasis quite close to the town´s centre. The parklike water garden, built and planned with caring thought and heart, is a unique whole of water, stone, vegetation and artificial lighting. One can take a moment´s break in a romantic summer-house, listen to the rush of a waterfall from an arched...more
This old museum is 5 km from the town centre, in the Langinkoski Nature Reserve. The fishing lodge, built in 1889 on request by the Russian Emperor and Grand Duke Alexander III, has been kept intact. It tells about the life of the imperial family at the end of the 1800s.1.5.-31.8. open daily 10-19, in September and October Sat and Sun 10-19,...more
Here you can see what lurks in the waters of Finland´s thousand lakes. Also you can step into the world´s deepest aquarium-basin - the 7 meters deep Baltic Sea tank.Entrance fees: Adults 9,5 EUR, children (4-15) 6 EURStudents 6 EUR, senior citizens 7 EURFamily-ticket(2+2) 24 EUR Adult groups (over 10) 7 EUR, school-children groups 5 EUR Please...more
It is really beautiful there in the summertime! It's lovely just to walk around the park and enjoy the nature. At Sapokka harbour you can board a boat and set off on a sea cruise around Kotkansaari. In summer, boats also go daily to the historical island of Varissaari , and to Haapasaari island (Kotka's most distant city district, some 25 km...more
Keskuskatu 21, Kotka, Etelae-suomen Laeaeni, 48100
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Valliniemenkatu 2, Kotka, 48900, Finland
If your accommodation is for example in karhula (about 10km from kotka's center), and you're spending the night out in kotka center; prepare to take the taxi after 2am or so because it can be hard to find bus/train. Good to know if you're tight on budget!
Jumalniemi is the biggest shopping centre in Kotka for consumer durables. If you are building or renovating your home, this is the place for you. :) In the same area you can do your shopping for daily consumer goods and clothing.
During the maritime days it´s possible to make a sightseeing tour on a coast of Kotka. This fancy ship is normally at the harbour of Helsinki.
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.
Favorite thing: Relax and visit the Sapokka water park. It´s the most rewarded city park in Finland with the beautiful lightnings, impressive plantations and imaginative use of sea water.