See & Experience
Glittering blue waters, desolate windswept cliffs and the delicacies of a harbour kiosk. Sipoo has an extensive archipelago with several recreation areas free for anyone to access. Enjoy snacks at the campfire, paddle to the sandy beaches if the weather gets too hot, enjoy the sun on a SUP board or catch the fish of your life. In winter you can experience the archipelago walking around in snowshoes or going on a snowmobile safari, to mention a few options.
You can easily get to Sipoo archipelago on board a ferry, by hiring a kayak, by your own boat or even by jet-ski.
Photo: Suvi Suovaara
Recreational areas in the archipelago, owned by the Municipality of Sipoo
The municipal-owned recreation areas in the archipelago are freely available. The outdoor recreation areas include the islands Furuholmen and Östholmen, the Vilstrand area on the island Söderkullalandet and the islands Möholmen as well as an area on the island Norrkullalandet.
The outdoor areas are equipped with barbecue grills, dining sets and outhouses. Inquiries: Municipality of Sipoo, tel. +358 9 2353 7005
Other recreational areas in the archipelago
Kaunissaari is an island and a recreational park in the archipelago of Sipoo. It lies almost out in the open sea and it offers a marina in a small bay on the eastern shore of the island. The island has cabins and boats up for rent and a nature path allows the visitors to admire the island’s nature. Additionally, the island has five cooking shelters for campers as well as the Kaunissaari restaurant.
From mid-May to mid-September there are boat services to Kaunissaari from Vuosaari. The trip takes about 60 minutes.
Accomodation in the archipelago
Seasong offers accommodation and conference facilities in the beautiful landscapes on the island Norrkullalandet. Villa Seasong offers three small cottages and a lakeside sauna with conference facilities.
In the summer high season Kesäkoti Kallioniemi offers accommodation on the island Katrineholm.
Photo: Suvi Suovaara
During school holidays there are daily return departures from the harbours in Kalkkiranta and Gumbostrand. The ferry M/S Matilda operates from the harbours in Gumbostrand and Kalkkiranta to many islands.
From Kalkkiranta you can get every day to Söderskär lighthouse and the island Norrkullalandet, where there is the common recreation area and a summercafé.
From Gumbostrand there goes one morningferry and one afternoonferry every day to Kalkkiranta via Simsalö, estern Norrkullalandet and other islands. On sundays the ferry takes visitors to the islands Östholmen and Furuholmen.
Pörtö Line, www.portoline.net (in finnish), tel. +358 50 322 1610
Several of the bus services from Söderkulla and Kalkkiranta to Gumbostrand are synchronized with the ferry schedules.
Hired transport in the archipelago
Granö Sjötransport, Karhusaarentie 34, 00890 Helsinki, tel. +358 9 877 1095, 040 550 9824, 0358 400 464 419
Seasong, tel. 010 346 6144. Sightseeing and charter cruises in the Sipoo archipelago.
TR-kalastus & Catering Services offers unforgettable experiences in fishing. South Coast Fishing Adventures organizes fishing trips on the south coast.