Would you like to have a completely different holiday experience? Why not enjoy a break in the Archipelago National Park by unwinding on a tranquil deserted island, lulled by the natural sounds of the wind and waves of the open sea? Among the thousands of islands and islets in the archipelago you can survey a varied, undisturbed wildlife and unique natural surroundings, both above and below the waves. Find rare plants not found on the Finnish mainland. Watch and marvel as a majestic white-tailed sea eagle soars overhead. Spot one of the 200 Baltic ringed seals that live in the National Park sunning itself on a rock. Snorkel or dive an underwater nature trail and discover the fantastic diversity of the underwater world. Watch how the land- and seascapes are transformed as the seasons change throughout the year…
Well-maintained terrestrial trails and boat mooring sites with basic facilities, as well as local tourist businesses co-operating with the Archipelago National Park, guarantee a safe, high-quality adventure.
- Basic facilities, like campfire sites, tables and benches and toilets, available at mooring sites provided on many islands
- Nature cabins at Berghamn (Nagu) and Jurmo (Korpo) open in the summer
- Three open wilderness huts on Konungskär, Notvarpharun and Gärskär
- Twelve marked nature trails on various islands
- An underwater nature trail at Stora Hästö
- Services at local village harbours
- The Blue Mussel Visitor Centre at Kasnäs, Kimitoön
Blue Mussel Visitor Centre wishes you a warm welcome!
The Blåmusslan or Blue Mussel Visitor Centre is situated in Kasnäs, on the island of Kimitoön, which is easily accessible by car, bus and boat. At the centre, you can explore and discover both the terrestrial and aquatic nature and wildlife of the Archipelago National Park. In addition, at our exhibition you can learn about the inhabitants and cultural history of the archipelago, take a journey under the waves of the Archipelago Sea or study the life of the white-tailed sea eagle. Explore marine archaeological research and discover the fate of some of the hundreds of shipwrecks scattered in the depths of the Archipelago Sea. On our geological trail you can discover the ancient landscape of the archipelago, a bygone world filled with the remnants of mountains and volcanoes and reshaped by the Ice Ages. During the year, exhibitions change monthly. For more information, please check www.outdoors.fi, and enter the words ‘Archipelago National Park’ in the search box.
In the auditorium we have short video presentations about the nature of the Archipelago Sea. Our guides are also ready to give you more information about the Archipelago National Park, as well as the other national parks in Finland.
From Kasnäs, you can continue your journey to the Archipelago National Park and its attractions by ferry or taxi-boat or combine your visit to the Blue mussel Visitor Centre with a relaxing day at the Kasnäs Spa.