Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Kotka

Merikeskus Vellamo

In a tanker-sized, wave-shaped building with walls of metal and printed glass, this state-of-the-art dockside museum recounts Finland’s seafaring life. The star exhibit is the Tarmo, the world’s third-oldest ice-bre…
Museum in Kotka

Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge

Situated 5km north of Kotka amid the salmon-rich Kymijoki's rapids, this rustic wooden lodge was built in 1889 for Tsar Alexander III. Most of the furniture is original and rooms look much as they did when he was a …
Islands in Kotka

Kotkan Saaret

The smattering of islands off the coast of Kotka are former military outposts, some of which are now open to the public. Several boat trips depart from Sapokanlahti. From June to August, the MS Klippan (adult/child …
Aquarium in Kotka

Maretarium

Kotka's modern Maretarium has more than 20 giant fish tanks representing various bodies of water. The Baltic tank is the largest, with local sea life fed regularly by a diver (check the online calendar for weekly fe…
Park in Kotka

Sapokka Vesipuisto

Sapokanlahti is a natural inlet in central Kotka that provides the setting for the tranquil, award-winning Sapokka Water Garden. The centrepiece is the human-made waterfall, created with piped-in sea water that casc…
Church in Kotka

St Nicholas Orthodox Church

Towering above Isopuisto Park, the 1801 St Nicholas Orthodox Church is Kotka’s only building to survive the Crimean War. It's believed to be the work of architect Yakov Perrini, who designed the St Petersburg Admira…
Church in Kotka

Kotkan Kirkko

Kotkan kirkko's distinctive steeple is visible throughout town. Inside the neo-Gothic church there’s artful woodcarving, a resounding baroque-style organ and a beautiful altarpiece painted by Pekka Halonen.