Hamina will charm you with its many activities!
Here are some options for you to choose from when you plan your vacation in Hamina. Welcome year round! There is plenty to do in both the center of town and in the countryside.
Please also view the See and Experience -tips on events and sights in Hamina.
Take a guided tour of the historical sights, museums and the countryside
Experience Hamina in a different way – a guided tour is the best way to step into the vivid history of Hamina. Book a tour with a local guide and take a look around the local historical sites and museum, or explore the past of the countryside.
Choose a themed tour to gain a better understanding of the things that interest you -the town, the war history, or the lovely church, even a tour of the monuments. Perhaps you would like to walk about town with a local, historical figure?
In addition to taking a more conventional tour in the center of Hamina, you can book a bus to take your group to the surrounding areas, further into the countryside.
Groups and individuals may book a tour directly from Haminan Seudun Oppaat ry guides or via the VisitKotkaHamina online shop.
Guided tours in the Hamina Museums
Hamina museums also offer guided tours for visitors. Information about events and open hours at the Hamina Town Museum, Shopkeeper’s Museum and the Vehkalahti Museum can be found here.
Other museums, such a s the Reserve Officer Training Museum and the Old Veteran -heritage center also arrange tours. More information is available here.
Venture out of town into the countryside
Take a trip outside of the circular town to visit quaint small towns and famous estates which once housed noble families from the area. Now the towns are lively communities, in which you can enjoy Hamina country life.
Enchanting small towns in the countryside a short distance from the center of Hamina have a lot to offer: art and local food, nature trails for hiking and off-road biking, amazing views of the surroundings. You can also find unique activities to partake of -how would you like to visit and enjoy a meal at a local farm, relax with some alpacas or perhaps sleep in a cabin with a view of a lake or of the sea?
In the winter, you are not far from ski slopes at Uuperinrinteet and there is many cross country tracks to choose from. Around Hamina there are activities to keep you happy year round!
Take a bike or go on a hike
When you want to go for a hike or bike ride around Hamina, you are in luck! Walk the town nature path or Fortress trail in the center of Hamina.
Hamina reagion offers diverse nature trails nearby, outside of town, as well. You can traverse the extensive Portimon polut -trails to admire the beauty of the surroundings. Take a break and have a cup of coffee at a lean-to, dip in for a swim and enjoy the peacefulness!
If you want to explore the area by bike, you can hop on a road bike or get on the many off-road paths. Rent a city bike to traverse around town, to Tervasaari, Lupinlahti bird tower, nearby beaches. Find more information about biking in the Hamina surroundings, take a look at the trail recommendations.
Hop on a bike to the Pitkäthiekat Camping recreation area – it has a lovely beach by the sea for swimming.
Have a swim and a sauna
Choose your favorite place to swim – or try them all out! Hamina has multiple beaches to enjoy. Swim in by the sea or in a lake. You can also dip in the Hamina Spa year round, right in the center of town. There is also a outdoor pool and a jacuzzi. Of course, being in Finland, we have multiple places to rent a sauna for private use as well.
Sail and see the archipelago
Take a look towards the horizon and the Hamina archipelago! Whether you like to canoe, row or sail by boat – your own, a rented one, or with a skipper – you will surely experience unforgettable moments by the sea in Hamina.
You can access the archipelago by taking a liner. The cruises leave from the harbour in Sapokka, Kotka and you can make reservations and see timetables at Meriset.fi. From Hamina, you can sail to the National Park of Eastern Gulf of Finland, the islands of Ulko-Tammio and the idyllic fishermen’s village,Tammio.
You can also commission a boat and skipper to take you to the island of your choice on a timetable that suits you via Bout cruises or the TakSea service. The Tervasaari island offers a guest marina for visitors arriving in Hamina with their own boat.
Relax and treat yourself
Take time for yourself and your friends at Hamina wellness centers. Relax at a massage, sound bath or at the hairdresser. Wellness services are available right in the center of town as well as in the countryside.