The corona virus has put a halt to different aspects of life and one of them is travel. But as you contemplate what your next destination should be, I hope Kotka, Finland is on that list. I am going to tell you why!
Kotka, which translates to Eagle, is in the southern part of Kymenlaakso province located in South Finland close to the Russian border and visiting it probably should top your bucket list. Here’s 5 reasons you should visit this amazing place!
1. BEAUTIFUL PARKS.
This beautiful town has numerous absolutely beautiful parks that you would definitely fall in love with. The parks in Kotka accommodate adults and children as well. Play areas, swings, slides and the likes to keep the young ones entertained. Beautiful scenery for the adults to engulf into, picnic etc
The variety includes parks like ;
Sapokka water park
Katariina seaside park, to mention but a few.
2. SEA SHORELINE AND BREEZE
Oh, did I mention that this beautiful town shares a shoreline with the baltic sea? Hmm, probably!
Being in Kotka, Finland especially during the warmer months of Spring and summer is everything close to being at the beach. This is because of the sea breeze that’s forever kissing this beautiful town.
There is a coast, harbour, beach….. Name it! It’s just overwhelming beauty. The streets are absolutely tidy. Never a boring day. Kotka, Finland guarantees calm and ambience no doubt!
The town is sorrounded by water and is home to numerous little islands that any fun loving person would love to visit.
During the warmer months of the summer, it is a “thing” for fun lovers and adventurers to rent boats and travel to these beautiful islands. If that sounds like your sort of thing, then Kotka, Finland is your place to visit next.
4. FESTIVITIES AND VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES TO KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED.
Kotka, Finland is home to the sea days in the summer that is an event that attracts numerous people from different walks of life, even outside of Finland. This year 2020 will be an exception due to the raging pandemic.
Because the town is sorrounded by water, you can go fishing. There’s numerous fishing spots and a variety of fish types like; pike, salmon etc.
Shopping from the various shopping malls in the city, museums like the sea museum (Maritime centre Vellamo), beautiful cabins in the summer are some of the things to keep one entertained in Kotka.
Last but not least, is sports. For the lovers of sports, you cannot help falling in love with this town! Variety of sports activities to indulge in! Ranging from hockey, floorball, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, name it.
There is something for everyone so, tervetuloa!
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