Arktika Map of Virolahti

Birdwatching towers and good observation spots

  1. The Klamila harbour, offering boat trips and cruises into the archipelago
  2. The Klamila observation tower
  3. The Island of Suur-Pisi
  4. The Leerviik Recreational Area, the centre of the Arktika days and the observation spot for the Aidaslahti area
  5. The tower of Arctic migration and Lauri’s Open-Air Church, the barbecue shed
  6. The Kellovuori birdwatching tower
  7. The Vilkkilä area and its birdwatching tower
  8. The Kurkela birdwatching tower
  9. The Pyterlahti air surveillance tower

Good spots for the observation of field birds

  • The Nopala fields
  • Kattilainen-Häppilä, the fields by the roadside
  • The fields of Haavisto, Ylä-Pihlaja, and Ala-Pihlaja
  • The eastern Kurkela field
  • The western Kurkela field
  • The Sydänkylä fields
  • The Harju-Ravijoki region
  • The Kotola-Miehikkälä region
  • The fields in the Virolahti village

Everyman’s rights

Don’t forget the so-called everyman’s rights when following the Arktika days or remain quiet without causing any trouble to your environment or your fellow human beings. (www.ympäristö.fi/jokamiehenoikeudet)

The majority of the Virolahti shores are private. The map will inform you about the spots where you can follow the migration without causing unnecessary disturbance.

Please, be discreet to the people using the roads when parking your car by the roadside. Parking on the same side will allow the rest of the traffic to flow smoothly. During the Arktika Days, there are people driving into the fields, and these junctions should always be kept open.