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Archipelago in Porvoo


Stunning seashore, amazing archipelago

Sea has always touched people, provided them with peace of mind and opportunities to enjoy themselves.

The sea in Porvoo starts at the Porvoonjoki river estuary and continues well into the outer archipelago. In the river delta, the sea means shallow water, with wind rustling in the reeds and internationally acknowledged bird reserves, and the national urban park. Next come the islands with forests, people and life. Farther out, there is the horizon and rocky islets. On one such islet, Tove Jansson used to spend several months each year.

Experiencing the archipelago can mean a hot summer day in the sandy beaches of Sondby, taking the ferry to Pellinki, the Sandholmsudden evening market, sitting on a jetty all by yourself, a bike tour from the city centre to the Hamari harbour to have a coffee or admiring the horizon and the waves in the southern tip of Emäsalo.

With the change of the seasons, you can experience each place in a new way. The sandy beach turns into a place for star gazing on a dark autumn evening. When looking from the seashore rocks, the frozen sea is like a white, endless field. In spring, the melting ice gives a promise of the summer ahead.

Things to see & do in the archipelago

Kråkö Bryggeri brewery

Benitas Café

Café Jemma

Hovercraft trip to archipelago

A night in a hammock on a private island

Cocktail school by the sea

Island Riddles



Meeting with yoga and cooking

The Kråkö Boat Builders Museum

Pellinge Marina

Effortless boat trip


Cruises in the archipelago

m/s J.L. Runeberg

Ruori Boat Club

FriendShip Cruises

Hamarikupla – sailing on a traditinoal wooden boat

Pellinge Boattaxi


Accommodation in the archipelago

Porvoo Villas

Porvoon Huvilat

Merihuvilat Villas

Spacious rooms in hotel Poukama

Experience hotel Poukama

Strandhagen Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Haikko Manor and Spa

Örnvik Freetime

Pellinge Cottages


Sondby Caravan


Fisherman's cottage-style accommodation in Pellinki

Aurora Igloo Porvoo

Fishing in the archipelago

Augur Kalastuspalvelu – fishing service

Fishing- and island excursions in Porvoo

South Coast Fishing Adventures

TR-Kalastus & Catering

Fishing Lords Oy

Fishing permits

Fishing competitions for small groups

Kayaking and paddling services

Sirkka Experience

Porvoo kayak and sup board rental

Hamarikupla – Kayak and SUP-rentals

Rent a kayak

Natura Mare

Kayak rental and SUP boarding

Nature in the archipelago

Sikosaari nature trail

Ekudden nature trail

Varlaxudden seashore