- Order a taxi here
- See electric car charging points here
- Check the nearest ABC station here
- You can check Kotka’s public transport in the route guide
Kotka is known as a sea town due to its parks, harbor and sea days. Kotka is also a diverse school and cultural city. Kotka is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in the southern part of Kymenlaakso and is also the second largest city in Kymenlaakso. Kotka was founded in 1879, when it was separated from the municipality of Kymi. The coat of arms for Kotka was designed by Olof Eriksson in 1957.
Maritime center Vellamo
The Vellamo Maritime Center was built in the Port of Kotka in 2008 and houses the Finnish Maritime Museum, the Kymenlaakso Museum, the Coast Guard Museum and Kotka’s cultural and event services.
Sapoka Water Park
Sapoka Water Park is located in the center of Kotkansaari. The park area is approx. three acres. Sapokanlahti has been in the plan as a park area since 1917. Construction of the water park began in 1990 and the main designer was the city gardener Heikki Laaksonen.
Tarmo represents the sharp-skinned, American icebreaker type. It was the most efficient and powerful breakthrough in Finland in the first decades of the 1990s and was able to advance by approx. Through 80cm thick solid ice.
Aquarium house Maretarium
The Maretarium’s general aquarium was opened in 2002. The aquarium provides access to Finnish fish and makes the place very interesting. There you can explore approx. 60 original and permanent fish species from Finland.
See more of Kotka’s attractions here.