Top 10 Things to do in Kotka, Kymenlaakso
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.
1. Sapokka Water Garden
4.5 based on 213 reviews
Reviewed By Minttu69 - FinlandFinland
Water falls are the eye catchers on Sapokka. Lovely spot to relax up on top of the water fall. Nice gardens on Korka boat harbour next to Maretarium.Must visit!
2. Maritime Centre Vellamo
4.5 based on 149 reviews
Reviewed By Timo K - Espoo, FinlandEspoo, Finland
We were expecting more
The museum houses both maritime and local museums. Due to the large size of the boats there were less boats than expected, especially the spirit smuggling was nearly absent from the exhibition. Also we expected to see more about the Ruotsinsalmi sea battl
3. Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
4.5 based on 111 reviews
Reviewed By wickedabintra - FinlandFinland
Small vacation manor and accompanying buildings, built in 1888 by the Kymi River for Tzar Alexander III of Russia (who ruled the Grand Duchy of Finland as part of the Russian Empire). This is a wonderful place to be in nature, yet very close to Kotkansaar
4. Katariina Seaside Park
5 based on 48 reviews
Reviewed By J0rmaM - Espoo, FinlandEspoo, Finland
Great adventure in this park
After visiting Maritime center Vellamo wi visited Katariina park for free walk and some amusement for the kids. Nice area in seaside with lots to do, if you like running you could do 5 km ring run from Katariina park to Sapokka Water Park, and enjoy the s
5. Sibelius Park
4.5 based on 42 reviews
“Green living room” of Kotka The Sibelius Park in the centre of Kotka, at the beginning of the Linden Esplanade of Keskuskatu, is an exquisite formal garden which is managed with a caring hand. The Sibelius Park in the middle of Kotkansaari is a "green living room" for local residents and tourists. The partly geometric and sophisticated design, old trees and beautiful summer flowers render the park especially attractive. The park was named after the world-famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in 1956.
Reviewed By Nyrik17 - Kotka, FinlandKotka, Finland
When you have been shopping in Pasaati, this is the perfect place for relaxing..in the summer you can buy ice cream from the kiosk and then just sit down and enjoy the beautiful flowers and fountain Thank you for your review! Eating ice cream in front of
6. Kotka Sculpture Promenade
4.5 based on 37 reviews
The Sculpture Promenade of Contemporary Art with a length of approx. 2 kilometres traverses the centre of Kotka. The Linden Boulevard running parallel with Keskuskatu street won a national environmental structure award in 2001, when the first sculptures were also unveiled. In 2004, the Association of Finnish Sculptors granted the Pro Sculptura medal to the Sculpture Promenade. More than 20 sculptures have been placed between Port Kantasatama and Haukkavuori over a distance of approx. 2 kilometres. The sculptures are within a short walking distance of each other, and along the route there are cafes, restaurants, playgrounds and park benches if you wish to rest for a while. There is a separate brochure of the Sculpture Promenade.
Reviewed By Default11915 - Casablanca, MoroccoCasablanca, Morocco
What a lovely idea
It's quite amazing that a small provincial town should have firstly had the idea for a defined walk lined with statues and carvings and then that the artworks are of such consistently high quality. But then, this is that fabulous country Finland for you!I
7. Kotka Church
4.5 based on 37 reviews
Reviewed By lmsk2014 - Helsinki, FinlandHelsinki, Finland
A pretty little church surrounded by a nice, small park
If you are enjoying a walk in Kotka, be sure to pass by the lovely church. There is also a nice, quiet park around the church where you can have a small rest. The church is not large but do have a look inside if it is open.
4 based on 104 reviews
Aquariumhouse Maretarium will be opened again on the 16th of February 2019. (But unfortunately without the gigantic Baltic Sea tank. We are still repairing the tank.)
Reviewed By Jellona - Espoo, FinlandEspoo, Finland
Very interesting aquarium showing just Finnish fish species. However, "Finnish" was sometimes a bit stretched... For example, they had plenty of sturgeons, even though they admitted that there are virtually no wild sturgeons left in Finland - sure, a hund
9. Haukkavuori Lookout Tower
4 based on 42 reviews
Haukkavuori Lookout Tower is located in the highest point of Kotka and the tower rises 72 meters above sea level. It is shown as a landmark of Kotka on arrival, whether you come by car or boat. From the deck of the tower stunning views over Kotka city and the Eastern Gulf of Finland archipelago are opening. The tower used to be a water tower and the water reservoir nowadays serves as an exhibition space during summer.
Reviewed By John W - El Jadida, MoroccoEl Jadida, Morocco
Don't miss this one!
This is somewhere definitely to be visited. You can see the whole of town from the towertop as well as out miles to sea. The climb's a bit dreadful for an old smoker like me but it was worth it. The view is truly fantastic.Also there's an art gallery to v
10. Riverside Park
4.5 based on 18 reviews
Reviewed By niinan2 - Nurmijarvi, FinlandNurmijarvi, Finland
A sight for sour eyes
Fabulous park near the center of Karhula. Just a lovely place by the river. Lush green park with lots of beautiful details and flowers. Several picnic tables. Wouldn't mind going there again. There is a boat cruise available from Sapokka to the Riverside