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Boat trip to Kaunissaari

First to Haapasaari and then Kaunissaari by boat. Charming small village where are shops, few... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
873heidir
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Southern Finland, Finland
via mobile
Beautiful day on a beautiful island

Take your own picnic, hop on a boat in Aurinkolahti and spend an awsome day on an island near... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
meka10
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Tampere, Finland
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19 Jul 2018
“Boat trip to Kaunissaari”
7 Sep 2016
“Beautiful day on a beautiful island”
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

First to Haapasaari and then Kaunissaari by boat. Charming small village where are shops, few restaurants and also possible to buy fresh fish. Swimming and nature!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 873heidir
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Take your own picnic, hop on a boat in Aurinkolahti and spend an awsome day on an island near Helsinki city. One hour on a boat and you are in a totally different land. You can even rent a cottage or go with your own...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank meka10
Reviewed 20 June 2015

I recently spent some time in Toronto, Canada and fell for Toronto Islands, especially the Ward's island with its residential area. When visiting the small island of Kaunissaari in archipelago of eastern Gulf of Finland, just a little more than an hour away from the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank sillamiina
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I´ve now visited Kaunissaari several times and have to say it is good place to visit. Good view is the thing why you want to go there, it includes nice fishing village. They have two restaurants and couple shops. Because it is island, plan your...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Yucca76
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Kaunissaari lives up to the name. As other reviewers have commented, it really is a beautiful island. An easy one hour ferry ride from Kotka (free with Tekla1 or pay 10 € on the privately owned Vire), you arrive in the middle of the village....More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Heather D
Reviewed 6 May 2013

And it is! I took the boat from Kotka which is not a too long a journey. The island is neat and tidy, has amenities and is lived on with all that this implies - don't go wandering onto people's gardens. If you have more...More

Date of experience: July 2012
3  Thank John W
Reviewed 24 June 2012

The island is easy to reach by public water transport and they also have space for people visiting with own boats. The village and the small alleyways are charming in the summer. Everything seems to be in full bloom. The service-level is adequate, there is...More

Date of experience: July 2011
2  Thank Taateli
Reviewed 26 February 2012

It is years and years since I visited this beautiful island, and have fond memories. A peaceful haven, peace and quiet, nature, shipwatching.

Thank morocco
Reviewed 13 June 2011

In the summer time you can take a boat from Sapokka area of Kotka (Kotka is approximately 120kms east of Helsinki). The boat leaves at 10:00am and 12:30pm bound for Kaunissaari ("Beautiful Island" in Finnish) and costs 10 euros per adult each way. The journey...More

Date of experience: June 2011
8  Thank TravellingCloudberry
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