Travel

Increasingly popular domestic travel destination

We make the bold claim that the Kotka-Hamina region offers an excellent alternative to overseas travel. The coronavirus pandemic caused a boom in domestic tourism, resulting in a positive buzz in the Kotka-Hamina region.

People are drawn to the Kotka-Hamina region

Finland will continue to be a safe travel destination in the future. Tourists are attracted to our region by our fortress and military history, magnificent natural setting and hiking destinations, and international major events visited by hundreds of thousands of people. Once international travel resumes, our region will attract tourists from Russia and Asia in particular, and cruise passengers making stopovers.

Fantastic scenery just an hour from the Helsinki region

The fantastic Kotka-Hamina region is easy to reach by railway, road, sea and air. We are only about an hour from Helsinki Airport. In future, travellers will also be served by Finland’s newest airport, Helsinki-East.

A stunning, soothing natural setting

New, promising opportunities for businesses are offered by the Hurppu Horizon Centre and Vaalimaa Shopping & Adventure in Virolahti, and Versso Resort Island in Pyhtää. Growth in cruise operations is also enabling new businesses to spring up in the service sector.

Got a tourism idea? We can provide the natural setting! We have seascapes, forests, the Kymi River and the islands of the Eastern Gulf of Finland. The accommodation and service sectors are crying out for new service providers.

This is the place to build the next tourism success story!