City of Kotka

Ilmakuva Kotkansaaresta. Etualalla Haukkavuoren näkötorni.

Welcome to Kotka!

You can easily reach the Kotka-Hamina region both by your own car and by public transport. From the Helsinki metropolitan area, the journey takes only about an hour along the highway.

Explore the Kotka-Hamina Region

You have experienced the ice cold winds of the north and the warm rains of the south, wandered the colourful markets of Asia and the glaciers of Iceland. Where to go next, though, you’re already wondering before the bags are packed for the trip home. You have to go far to see close. But we know that magic works the other way around as well.

Services in Kotka

For further information keep checking this site for updates or visit our Customer service point Ruori (information in Finnish).

Information on social and healthcare services in Kotka and Kymenlaakso region can be found at

Orientation services for immigrants: residence permits, registration, social security system. Tel. 040 688 3657, 040 5100 547 or 05 234 5844,, address Karhulantie 46, Kotka

The timetables of public transport can be found at