Maps and transportation
Pyhtää is easily reached by bus, running to and from Kotka and Helsinki. The local traffic is mainly carried out in the form of private transport. The municipality of Pyhtää is partially located on the islands of the archipelago. Among them, is the largest inhabited island, Kaunissaari, which literally translates as the Beautiful Island. The island can be reached not only by those who own a boat, but also with what the locals call “Tuuri”, a boat that runs leaves from Sapokka in Kotka. There is also a passenger ship that runs between Kaunissaari and the port terminal of Kuusinen in Kotka. The timetables of the public transportation, information about taxi services, as well as the timetable of the ferries are listed under the title Schedules.
Timetable of local transport, information on the movement of commercial vehicles and taxis, as well as the timetable voyage ships and boats to the islands of the archipelago you will find through the links below:
Boats and boat trips
The numerous islands of Pyhtää offer boating enthusiasts a great opportunity for their favorite hobby. There are plenty of opportunities for day-trips as well as overnight stays on the islands. The picturesque river Kymijoki also deserves a visit. Around the middle of the river routes you can find the manually operated gates of Struka, which travelers can use freely. This water route leads directly to the medieval stone church in Pyhtää.
A part of the island, an area of four square kilometers, is covered with a forest that is characteristic to the Baltic Sea. The northern and the eastern shores of the island surprise the visitor with magnificent long sandy beaches. The pier is located in the southern part of the island, in an idyllic fishing village.
On the east coast of the island is a territory leased by the municipality Pyhtää for boat tourists. The area is situated near the small harbor. There is a dock where you can moor your boat.
Strait of Keihässalmi
Keihässalmi is located between the island Munapirtti and the mainland, on the east side of the channel leading to the northwest of the island of Kaunissaari. There are reliable and durable berths for maintenance and loading in Keihässalmi. These berths can also temporarily be used for mooring at the side. Vehicles can be driven right up to the ship. The nearest shop is ABC Majakka, located in the village of Kirkonkylä.
Mustaviiri is one of the most remote islands of the conservation area of the Gulf of Finland National Park. The west coast of the island is guarded by picturesque rocks. On the island there is a park labyrinth of stones "Jatulintarha" that was built during the war as well as one of the strong points of the geodetic triangulation measurement arc Struve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lököre is the home port of the municipality of Pyhtää. The services of Siltakylä are located just a kilometer away.