Enchanting Kotka has a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka Maretarium, weather station Rankki, Haukkavuori lookout tower and Sapokka Water Garden are the most famous sights in Kotka. In addition, Katariina Seaside Park, other gorgeous parks in Kotka and the small fort islands guarantee a unique experience.
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Location and directions
Thanks to the new highway E18, it’s only about an hour drive from Helsinki to Kotka.
Kotka is very well connected to the rest of the Finland:
Kouvola-Kotka 57 km (50 min)
Lappeenranta-Kotka 110 km (1.5 h)
Lahti-Kotka 125 km (1.5 h)
Tampere-Kotka 270 km (3 h)
Jyväskylä-Kotka 245 km (3 h)
Set your course to the City by the Sea: 60° 27′ 59.843″ N 26° 56′ 45.6″ E