Activities in the area

Lodging package for parties and holidays

Enjoy your parties, meetings and free time with family and friends

Lodging, sauna, bed linens, towels, outdoor grill and a glass of sparkling wine for only 45 euros per person per day.

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Canoe package for two for 175€

Price includes: Advanced Elements inflatable canoe for a day, transportation, route guidance and lodging for two at the guesthouse.

Canoe trip on Kymijoki river for two and sweet dreams at Guesthouse Torppa

Embark on a canoe adventure along the breath-taking Kymijoki river with your friends. Kymijoki is a true gem for canoeists. It’s not well-known and therefore offers even more exciting experiences. Along the route you’ll find wilderness areas, countryside landscapes and gorgeous rapids. There are numerous rest spots where you can take a break and grill some sausages. The unforgettable adventure ends with sweetest dreams at Guesthouse Torppa.

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Guesthouse Torppa has lots to do and to see

You can enjoy outdoor games and barbecue in the Guesthouse Torppa backyard while the kids are playing in the playhouse. Bachelor/bachelorette parties and other gatherings can be hosted in the garden pavilion.

Tipis, bears and totem poles in Native American village will spur your creativity.

Excellent hiking and biking trails as well as forests with all their gifts are right next door.

Only a ten-minute drive away are Kumparepuisto frisbee, an airfield and Luovi hiking trails.

There are some gems even farther, such as National Park Valkmusa and a six-lane golf course along Kymijoki river.

Several places to swim

Only a moment and you are swimming. Located nearby, Tampsan monttu is a small lake that is good for swimming. In addition to that, Kymijoki river offers several places to swim and Koskipuisto has a functional beach. Äijänniemi sea shore is very child-friendly and suitable even for youngest of kids.

Many activities in winter

There are several skiing trails next to Torppa, such as Honkala ski centre, airfield trail and Luovi trail. Other fun winter activities can be found at Kumparepuisto sledding hill and Uuperinrinteet skiing centre. Ice fishing and ice swimming are possible if the ice holds.

Majestic parks are full of things to do

Kotka has dozens of parks. I will introduce three of my favourites.

Jokipuisto borders the Korkeakoski fork of Kymijoki river. Its gorgeous granite walls, ponds and a waterfall make a beautiful ensemble.

Koskipuisto presents the white rapids and the wild nature of Kymijoki river. The park has places to grill, a beach and a beach volleyball court.

Katariinan Meripuisto is simply stunning. It offers unforgettable experiences to every visitor. In addition to open sea view and spectacular nature, there is an observation tower, a labyrinth, lighthouses, Moomin playground, workout equipment, grill spots and a beach. Take your picnic basket with you and enjoy.

The Kymi River offers both action and peace

The Kymi River is abundant with exciting experiences and fast-paced moments. Rafting in the raging rapids is a unique experience well worth having.

The Kymi River runs near Majatalo Torppa and provides opportunities for canoeing, rapids swimming and hiking on the shore trails while taking in the beauty of nature.

Rapids fishing in Kotka

The casting pier at Korkeakoski is a great place for catching salmon, sea trout and whitefish migrating upstream from the sea. In June 2016, the long-awaited fish ladder was inaugurated to allow salmon to rise even further up the Kymi River. The Korkeakoski branch is also a terrific place for trying out rowboat fishing.

Ruhavuolle, a very fast-flowing shoot between two quiet sections, is the spot for fly fishers. The fish here are often very large – the biggest whoppers are somewhere around the 20 kilogram mark.

Siikakoski, Kokonkoski and Hinttulankoski form a string of rapids over a kilometre long where countless good spots offer anglers and fly fishers salmon, rainbow trout and sea trout.

Langinkoski Rapids is the number one rapids destination in southern Finland for catching sea trout. The area is reserved solely for fly fishing.

Aquarium House Maretarium

At the Maretarium you will be able to meet most of Finland’s fish species. Some species are on display both as small fry and big old whoppers. The fish at the Maretarium live according to Finnish seasons. In addition to fish, the aquariums are also inhabited by other creatures such as crayfish and, in the summertime, frogs and newts.

Maretarium has plenty of free parking outside.

Maritime Centre Vellamo

Designed by Alvar Aalto, the building is a sight on its own. In Vellamo, you will find naval stories, local history and related seasonal exhibitions.

Alvar Aalto architecture

Stylish design by Alvar Aalto. Sunila region and cellulose factory is the largest Aalto work in the world.

Motorsports for thrill seekers

The tracks and circuits of the Kotka Motorsports Centre, maintained by Karhula Motor Club, offer versatile opportunities for speed devils. The Centre has great tracks and conditions for enduro, supermoto, speedway racing, carting, folkracing and motocross. The Motorsports Centre organises several large competitions and events each year.

Airfield and aviation museum

The aviation museum maintained by the Karhula Aviation Club is the only one of its kind in the Kymenlaakso region. Preserving old planes has been the Club’s dream for a long time now. The Club’s first airplane, the Harakka I, was put into storage way back in 1959. However, the actual museum activities only began in August 1992 when the Finnish Air Force gifted the Club a decommissioned Fouga CM 170 Magister FM-43 jet. The jet was first placed in a glider hangar.