Shimmering blue waters, wind whipped rocky beaches and delicacies at a harbour kiosk. Sipoo has a widespread archipelago with several recreational areas, free to use by anyone. Enjoy a picnic at a barbecue site, paddle on a hot day to a sandy beach, enjoy sunset onboard a SUP board by the shore or fish for the catch of a lifetime. In the wintertime you can experience the archipelago for instance by walking with snow shoes on the frozen sea or participating in a snowmobile safari.
The Sipoo archipelago is easily accessible by ferries but you can also rent a canoe or a boat for your private use. Several taxi boats are also serving the area.
Recration areas in the Archipelago
Municipal recreational areas
The Municipality of Sipoo owns several recreational areas in the archipelago. Anyone can benefif from these for free. The recreational areas are situated on the islands of Furuholmen, Östholmen, Söderkullalandet (Vilstrand area), Möholmen and Norrkullalandet.
All recreational areas feature a barbecue possibility, table groups with benches and dry toilets.
Other recreational areas
The island of Kaunissaari and its recreational area is situated in the Sipoo archipelago, almost at open sea. It features a guest harbour in a sheltered place on the eastern shore of the island. There are cabins and rowing boats for rent and a nature trail that presents the beautiful nature of the island. For visitors there are a total of five cooking shelters and a restaurant to benefit from.
Between mid-May and late September there is a ferry connection to Kaunissaari from Vuosaari in Helsinki. The journey takes approximately one hour.
Services in the Archipelago
Seasong Travels arranges accommodation at the beautiful island of Norrkullalandet. In addition there are also conference facilities.
Accomodation is arranged in cabins of different sizes and there is also a seafront sauna and hot tub that can be rented.
There is a regular ferry connection from Kalkkiranta harbour to Norrkullalandet Island during the summer, operated by Pörtö Line.
For schedules see below “Ferry Connections”.
Ferry to the Archipelago and Bus connections
Pörtö Line’s M/S Sibbe operates from the port of Kalkkiranta serving the municipal recreational area of Norrkullalandet island daily.
Facemasks are mandatory, when travelling inside. Maximum passenger capacity is 14 passengers on deck and 6 indoors.
Route and traffic information: Pörtö Line (website only available in Finnish and Swedish), tel. +358 50 322 1610
Bus connections to the harbour
Bus connections to Kalkkiranta and Gumbostrand harbours are connected to several of the ferry schedules in the Sipoo and Porvoo archipelago area.
For bus connections to Kalkkiranta and Gumbostrand, please consult the Helsinki Regional Transport company’s route planner.
Transportation in the Archipelago
In addition to the ferry connection to the Norrkullalandet recreational area, there are several transportation options that can be privately booked.
Granö Sea Transport (Granö Sjötransport), Karhusaarentie 34, 00890 Helsinki, tel. +358 9 877 1095, +358 40 550 9824, +358 400 464 419
Person and goods water transports in the Sipoo area.
Seasong, tel. +358 10 346 6144.
Sightseeing and private tours in the Sipoo archipelago.
Pörtö Line, Pörtö 01180 Kalkkiranta, tel. +358 50 322 1610, firstname.lastname@example.org
The ferry company also arranges private transportations and sightseeing tours to nearby islands.
During the summer of 2021 the new Bout call-on-demand transport service is being tested in the Sipoo archipelago. For more information, consult the service provider’s website: www.bout.fi
Activities and excursions in the archipelago
Burn Out City
Burn Out City arranges unforgettable activities throughout the year. Activities are also arranged in the Helsinki area, its archipelago and areas close by. Conferneces, saunas and accomodations are also arranged.
Experience the archipelago of Sipoo and its services with a RIB boat or come and dance on the waves on an offshore tour.