Kotka Maritime Festival

Annual Kotka Maritime festival is a city-wide festival that encompasses arts, music, sport and whole family fun. It attracts around 200 000 visitors to hundreds of events around Kotka main island and nearly islands. The festival is over 50 years old and rooted in the sea and harbor culture. These days it offers a variety of activities and attracts families with children and people with roots and affiliation to Kotka and a huge crowd from Kymenlaakso and Uusimaa and greater Helsinki area.

Kotka Fish Market

The traditional Fish market in Kotka at Sapokka square is twice a year: in spring and autumn. At the fish market, there is a great variety of fish foods and tools for fish processing, fishing equipment and many other products made in Finland and Kotka. The market is open on both days at 10-16.
You can also try a traditional Kotka baltic herring fish freshly fried.

More information: www.merikala.fi

Icebreaker Sampo

The Iceberaker Sampo offers a unique cruise experience on the Gulf of Bothnia right outside the city center of Kemi. The union of the majestic steel, ice and sea is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. Sampo has operated since 1961, first as an icebreaker for the Finnish government, and in tourism since 1988. A cruise on Sampo offers you the most exciting, memorable moments in the Arctic nature; while the huge vessel breaks ice, you may admire the beauty of vast open ice fields all around, and the ever changing sky above.