Maritime Centre Vellamo

The facade of Maritime Centre Vellamo resembles a massive wave while roof stage commands an expansive view of the city and sea. The museums of the Maritime Centre Vellamo are full of stories of the sea and the local region. Here you can experience history in a variety of ways: listen, look, smell, touch and play. There are so many things to see and do that visitors of all ages can easily spend a full day at the museum. Read more »

Kotka, City by the Sea

Kotka is the second largest city in Kymenlaakso County. It is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Finland, at the estuary of Kymi river. Kotka is known by its port, industry and maritime festivals. Kotka is also known as a multifaceted city of educational institutions and culture. Read more »


Finland is one of the world’s most northern and geographically remote countries with four distinctively different seasons. The country transforms a white wonderland to a bright leafy summer in just a few months. Other than that, Finland is popularly known for its 188000 lakes, wild nature, Midnight Sun, Northern Lights, the Finnish sauna and the Finnish design. Read more »