Eastern Gulf of Finland National Park
In spring huge flocks of arctic geese and waterfowl pass through these waters on their way northeast, creating an amazing natural spectacle. In the summer the area's old fishing villages come to life, and visitors can hear tall tales of trading, smuggling and wartime exploits from days gone by.
Most of the islands in Gulf of Finland National Park are steep-sided and bare rocky islets washed by the waves. This is typical for the southern coast of Finland, because the bedrock, reddish brown rapakivi granite, grinded by the Ice Age and the sea, splits into cubic forms. Gulf of Finland National Park is famous for its set of sea birds, and there are many good islands for birds in the area.
On Ulko-Tammio Island, you can find out about the natural features and the history of the island from World War II on a 3-km-long Nature Trail. A passenger boat service runs from the town of Hamina during the summer months to Ulko-Tammio.