Cruises and Boat Trips

Arktika cruises on board the m/aux Vivan from Klamila Harbour

The sailing ship m/aux Vivan arranges evening cruises to the Eastern Gulf of Finland National Park during the Arktika Days on Friday and Saturday evenings. There is also a morning cruise on Sunday, the last day of the event. Departures from the Klamila Harbour (Kalasatamantie 153, Virolahti).

Sat 9.5., Fri 15.5., Sat 16.5., Thu 21.5., Fri 22.5., Sat 23.5.2020

Departures to the evening cruises take place from the Klamila Harbour at 16.00. The cruises last for six hours, and the goal is to spend about two hours of this on the island. The cruises take you either to the island of Pitkä Kotka or the island of Ulko-Tammio, depending on the weather,winds and the situation with the migrating birds at that moment. The captain decides the destination when leaving the harbor.

Timing: 16.00 - 22.00, duration 6 hours.

Price: 59 euros per person including salmon soup, bread and butter, juice, water, coffee.


All cruises are subject to weather conditions. Minimum number of participants 20 persons, maximum number of participants on the Arktika cruises 50 persons. We reserve the right to all changes and the right to cancel a trip due to a small number of participants in accordance with the Finnish Package Travel Act no later than 48 hours before the trip. Binding registrations via email: info(a)

The cruise must be paid for at the harbour before departure by cash or debit card.

M/aux Vivan

  • wooden double-masted galleasse quipped with auxiliary engine
  • length 35 m and width 7.4 m
  • sail area 352 m²
  • cruise speed 7.5 knots
  • sleeping areas for 35 persons
  • the ship has a toilet, kitchen and sauna
  • registered in the register of heritage ships of the Finnish Heritage Agency since 1994
  • further information: Vivan yhdistys ry

Private Boat Trips

Boat trips tailored for you with the goal of taking you to the best observation spots in the Hamina and Virolahti archipelago!

A unique and outstanding chance of seeing the Arktika migration in the eastern waters of the Gulf of Finland archipelago together with an experienced organizer. Jukka Pekkala, the guide driving the boat, has an experience of over 400 Arktika days with the migration and the archipelago.

We offer four options, each lasting a different time, including a trip with guidance and coffee for groups of six or less. The length of the trip varies between 7 and 18 hours! If you do not find a suitable option, we can always offer a trip tailored according to your needs alone!
+358 40 562 1989

Boat trips to the islands of the eastern Gulf of Finland from the Virolahti village

Jukka Niemelä, 040 553 8545
Teuvo Niemelä, 040 500 2758