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Ekenäs Archipelago National Park 

 

Ekenäs Archipelago National Park 

Located in Ekenäs Archipelago, Uusimaa region, in the area of Raseborg.

  • The area was established in 1989 and covers 52 square kilometers. The park is maintained by Metsähallitus (Ministry of Forestry).
  • Most of the park’s area is composed of rock islets near the open sea, and the water areas surrounding them. Landing on and using motorboats near the most important bird islands is forbidden from April 1 to July 17, to protect the nesting of aquatic birds.
  • Among the best ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery of area are boating, canoeing, diving and walking. There are numerous places for mooring boats and kayaks on the islands, and services for boaters are provided in Jussarö and Rödjan.
  • Almost 90% of the park’s area is water. With its calm seas and idyllic scenery, area is made for sailing and motorboating. The Helsinki–Hanko shipping route runs through the area, and there are plenty of places to spend the night along the way. There are camping areas, campfire sites and toilets in the ports of Modermagan and Fladalandet as well as in Rödjan on the island of Älgö. There is also a camping site to the east of Jussarö.
  • There are three nature trails where you can learn about the flora and fauna of the islands and the area’s history. The most important sights in the Ekenäs Archipelago National Park are its diverse natural features. Thousands of sea birds nest on the many small islets of the park.

How to Get There?

By Boat

  • Harbours in the National Park area.
  • Coordinates for Jussarö’s excursion harbor: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 59° 49.8485′ lon: 23° 34.3563′  ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 66637538 E: 307909 The coordinates are expressed as WGS-84 coordinates (in the format degrees, minutes and decimal minutes) as well as in the ETRS-TM3FIN planar coordinate system.
  • On the shore, the closest place to the National Park is Sommarö in Skärlandet. From there it is about 9 km to Rödjan Nature Information Hut by boat.
    • From the road 25 (Hyvinkää-Hanko) turn towards Ekenäs. From Ekenäs continue on road 1002 towards Sömmarö in the south.

By Car

  • The area is located by sea about 18 km, that is, 10 International nautical miles, south of Ekenäs town centre. A busy route between Helsinki and Hanko goes nearby the park.
  • The only way to get to the Ekenäs Archipelago National Park is by the sea: either by your own boat or a taxi boat. It is possible to canoe to the islands of the park, but you need to be experienced in sea canoeing.

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Customer Service and Guidance

Ekenäs Archipelago National Park area is open every day 24/7. Nature Centre customer service differ from that.

  • Ekenäs Nature Centre
    • Information and guidance at the Nature Centre.
    • Maps and other products for sale.
    • It is recommended that groups will make a reservation beforehand.
  • Jussarö
    • The island of Jussarö has a hostel, a marina, a seashore sauna and a café-restaurant.
    • Boat trips from the mainland to the archipelago are also arranged.
    • Guide services.

Please read instructions and rules in Ekenäs Archipelago National Park before visiting.
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Additional Details

  • Activities in the area: Boating, Birdwaching, Canoeing, Fishing, Geocaching, Guided trips, Hiking, Pick berries and mushrooms, Sailing, Scuba diving, Sights and scenery, Skiing, Swimming, Tenting, Tour skating, Walk on nature trail
  • City ​​or municipality:Raseborg, Tammisaari
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