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Hop on a scheduled archipelago boats to Espoo islands

Espoo archipelago map with harbors and public boat lines

NOTE: Scheduled Public Boats are available only during the summer season (June-beginning of September). 

Welcome to explore Espoo's islands by hopping on scheduled public boats. In just one day, you can explore several local islands or have a great day trip program!

 

Scheduled boats to Pentala Island

Route stops: Suomenoja (Finnoo) - Suinonsalmi - Pentala - Soukka (Klobben) - PentalaSuinonsalmi - Suomenoja

The route is operated by Aava Lines Oy, m/s Vallisaari, tel. 041 311 6082.

Timetable is valid between 1.6.2024 - 1.9.2024 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Note: The route is not operating on Mondays! The timetable is not valid for Midsummer weekend 21.-23.6.2024.

Explore Pentala Island

Suomenoja (Finnoo)SuinonsalmiPentala islandSoukka (Klobben)
9:30 9:50 10:10 10:30
11:30←11:10← 10:50
11:50 12:40 13:00
14:00 ← 13:40← 13:20
14:20 14:40 15:00
16:00← 15:40← 15:20
16:20 16:40 17:00
(Last arrival approx. 18:00)←17:40 ← 17:20 (last departure)

 

Departure: 9:30 Suomenoja > 9:50 Suinonsalmi > 10:10 Pentala > 10:30 Soukka, Klobben > 10:50 Pentala > 11:10 Suinonsalmi > 11:30 Suomenoja

Departure: 11:30 Suomenoja > 11:50 Suinonsalmi > 12:10 Pentala - STOP > 12:30 Soukka, Klobben > 13:00 Soukka, Klobben > 13:20 Pentala > 13:40 Suinonsalmi > 14:00 Suomenoja

Departure: 14:00 Suomenoja > 14:20 Suinonsalmi > 14:40 Pentala > 15:00 Soukka, Klobben > 15:20 Pentala > 15:40 Suinonsalmi > 16:00 Suomenoja

Departure: 16:00 Suomenoja > 16:20 Suinonsalmi > 16:40 Pentala > 17:00 Soukka, Klobben > 17:20 Pentala > 17:40 Suinonsalmi > 18:00 Suomenoja

Scheduled boats to Iso Vasikkasaari island

Route stops: Suomenoja (Finnoo) - Iso Vasikkasaari island - Haukilahti - Nokkala (Matinkylä) - Iso Vasikkasaari island - Haukilahti - Nokkala (Matinkylä) - Iso Vasikkasaari island - Suomenoja (Finnoo)

The route is operated by m/s Wellamo, FRS Finland Oy, tel: +358 45 615 1632.

The timetable is valid between 1.6.2024 and 11.8.2024 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Note: The route is not operating on Mondays! Passenger numbers and weather conditions can affect the schedule. The route operates normally during Midsummer's Eve.

After 11.8.2024, the route is available with the same timetable only during weekends (Saturdays-Sundays) 17.-18.8., 24.-25.8., 31.8.-1.9.2024.

Explore Iso Vasikkasaari Island

Iso Vasikkasaari Route departures

Suomenoja (Finnoo)Iso Vasikkasaari islandHaukilahtiNokkala (Matinkylä)
9:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
 10:00 10.15 10:30 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
11:00← 10:45
11:15 11:30 11:45 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
 12:00 12:15 12:30 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
13:00← 12:45
13:15 13:30 13:45 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
 14:00 14:15 14:30 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
15:00← 14:45
15:15 → 15:30 15:45 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
 16:00 16:15 16:30 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
17:00← 16:45
17:15 17:30 17:45 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
 18:00 18:15 18:30 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
19:00← 18:45
19:15 19:30 19:45 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
 20:00 20:15 20:30 (to Iso Vasikkasaari)
 ← 20:45 (last departure to Suomenoja)

To Iso Vasikkasaari island:

From Suomenoja, Finnoo to Iso Vasikkasaari: 9.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00 and 19.00
From Haukilahti (via Nokkala, Matinkylä) to Iso Vasikkasaari: 9.30, 10.15, 11.30, 12.15, 13.30, 14.15, 15.30, 16.15, 17.30, 18.12, 19.30 and 20.15
From Nokkala, Matinkylä to Iso Vasikkasaari: 9.45, 10.30, 11.45, 12.30, 13.45, 14.30, 15.45, 16.30, 17.45, 18.30, 19.45 and 20.30

From Iso Vasikkasaari island:

From Iso Vasikkasaari to Suomenoja, Finnoo: 10.45, 12.45, 14.45, 16.45, 18.45 and 20.45
From Iso Vasikkasaari to Haukilahti: 9.15, 10.00, 11.15, 12.00, 13.15, 14.00, 15.15, 16.00, 17.15, 18.00, 19.15 and 20.00
From Iso Vasikkasaari to Nokkala, Matinkylä (via Haukilahti): 9.15, 10.00, 11.15, 12.00, 13.15, 14.00, 15.15, 16.00, 17.15, 18.00, 19.15 and 20.00

 

Scheduled Route Line from Otaniemi 

Route stops: Otaniemi (Otaranta) - Haukilahti -  Nokkala (Matinkylä) - Iso Vasikkasaari island - Suomenoja (Finnoo) - Stora Herrö island - Rövaren island - Gåsgrund island  - Otaniemi (Otaranta)

Stops in following islands: Iso VasikkasaariStora HerröRövarenGåsgrund

The route is operated by m/s Koskelo, FRS Finland Oy, tel: +358 50 45 615 1633.

Timetable is valid between 1.6.2024 -4.8.2024 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Note: The route is not operating on Mondays! Passenger numbers and weather conditions can affect the schedule. The route operates normally during Midsummer's Eve.

After 4.8.2024 the route is available with the same timetable only during weekends (Saturdays-Sundays) 10.-11.8.,17.-18.8., 24.-25.8., 31.8.-1.9.2024.

Explore Iso VasikkasaarI Island

Explore Stora Herrö Island

Explore Rövaren Island

Explore Gåsgrund Island

Otaniemi Route departures

Otaniemi (Otaranta)9:00 17:00 17:00
Haukilahti9:4016:20↓ 
Nokkala (Matinkylä)9:5016:10
Iso Vasikkasaari island10:0016:00
Suomenoja (Finnoo)10:1515:45
Stora Herrö island11:1514:4518:15
Rövaren island11:2514:3518:25
Gåsgrund island12:0014:0019:00
Otaniemi (Otaranta)13:00 13:00 20:00

Departure: 9:00 Otaniemi, Otaranta > 9:40 Haukilahti > 9:50 Nokkala, Matinkylä > 10:00 Iso Vasikkasaari island > 10:15 Suomenoja > 11:15 Stora Herrö island > 11:25 Rövaren island > 12:00 Gåsgrund island > 13:00 Otaniemi, Otaranta

Departure: 13:00 Otaniemi, Otaranta > 14:00 Gåsgrund island > 14:35 Rövaren island > 14:45 Stora Herrö island > 15:45 Suomenoja > 16:00 Iso Vasikkasaari island > 16:10 Nokkala, Matinkylä > 16:20 Haukilahti > 17:00 Otaniemi, Otaranta

Extra return transport to Otaniemi leaves from: Stora Herrö island 18:15  > Rövaren island 18:25  > Gåsgrund island 19:00 > Otaniemi, Otaranta 20:00

Scheduled Route Line from Kivenlahti 

Route stops: Kivenlahti (Marin harbour) - Ristiniemi - Soukka (Klobben) - Pentala - Suinonsalmi - Gåsgrund Island - Rövaren Island - Stora Herrö Island - Pentala Island - Soukka (Klobben) - Ristiniemi - Kivenlahti (Marin harbour)

Stops in following islands: PentalaGåsgrundRövarenStora Herrö

The route is operated by m/s Merisaraste, Aava Lines Oy, tel: +358 41 317 1403

Timetable is valid between 1.6.2024 - 4.8.2024 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Note: The route is not operating on Mondays!

After 4.8.2024, the route is available with the same timetable only during weekends (Saturdays-Sundays) 10.-11.8.,17.-18.8., 24.-25.8., 31.8.-1.9.2024.

Explore Pentala Island

Explore Gåsgrund Island

Explore Rövaren Island

Explore Stora Herrö Island

Kivenlahti route departures

Kivenlahti (Marinsatama)10:00 13:50 (arrival) 14:0017:50 (arrival)
Ristiniemi10:1513:35 14:1517:35
Soukka (Klobben)10:2013:3014:2017:30
Pentala island10:4513:0514:4517:05
Suinonsalmi11:0516:45
Gåsgrund island11:5016:00 
Rövaren island12:2515:25
Stora Herrö island12:35 15:15

Departure: 10:00 Kivenlahti, Marinsatama > 10:15 Ristiniemi > 10:20 Soukka, Klobben > 10:45 Saaristomuseo Pentala > 11:05 Suinonsalmi > 11:50 Gåsgrundet > 12:25 Rövaren > 12:35 Stora Herrö > 13:05 Saaristomuseo Pentala > 13:30 Soukka, Klobben > 13:35 Ristiniemi > 13:50 Kivenlahti, Marinsatama

Departure: 14:00 Kivenlahti, Marinsatama > 14:15 Ristiniemi > 14:20 Soukka, Klobben > 14:45 Saaristomuseo Pentala > 15:15 Stora Herrö > 15:25 Rövaren > 16:00 Gåsgrundet > 16:45 Suinonsalmi > 17:05 Saaristomuseo Pentala > 17:30 Soukka, Klobben > 17:35 Ristiniemi > 17:50 Kivenlahti, Marinsatama

Pricing

Tickets to Pentala island (from Kivenlahti, Ristiniemi, Soukka, Suinonsalmi and Suomenoja): 

  • adult 7€ / children 3,50€

Tickets to Iso Vasikkasaari island (from Suomenoja, Haukilahti and Nokkala): 

  • Tickets can be purchased directly on the boat.
  • Adults round-trip 7€ 
  • Under 18 years old and special groups 3,5€ 
  • Under 7 years old children travel for free with an adult 
  • Free-of-charge with the +68 Sportti wristband (An adult friend of +68 Sportti wristband holder is also free-of-charge).  Note: You need to have the Sportti wristband with you when entering the boat. 

Scheduled Route from Kivenlahti:

  • Adults 7€ /one-way; return 14€
  • Discounted fee 3,5€ /one-way; return 7€ apply for 7-18 year-olds, pensioners, students conscripts, unemployed, crisis management veterans, persons undergoing non-military service. For more info about discounted fee contact Aava Lines.
  • Children under 7 years travel for free with an adult
  • Free-of-charge with the +68 Sportti wristband (An archipelago friend with +68 Sportti wristband holder free-of-charge. An archipelago friend can be for example an adult child, a relative or an acquaintance.) Note: You need to have the Sportti wristband with you when entering the boat. For more info, contact City of Espoo customer service at +358 (0)9 816 21.

Scheduled Route from Otaniemi

  • Tickets can be purchased directly on the boat.
  • Adults 7€ /one-way; return 14€
  • Under 18 years old special groups 3,5€/one-way; round-trip 7€. For more info about discounted fee contact FRS Finland.
  • Under 7 years old children travel for free with an adult
  • Free-of-charge with the +68 Sportti wristband (An adult friend of +68 Sportti wristband holder is also free-of-charge). Note: You need to have the Sportti wristband with you when entering the boat. 

 

Note: The HSL Travel Card is not valid on the scheduled archipelago boats. The number of passengers and the weather conditions can affect the timetable.

Accessibility info

  • All boats are possible to enter with a manual wheelchair, but an assistant is required. Unfortunately, you cannot get on the boat with an electric wheelchair due to their weight. There is no actual ramp to the boat, but the wheelchair is lifted over the threshold with an assistant.
  • Unfortunately, there are no accessible toilets on the boats at the moment.
  • Direct Lines to Pentala Island and Iso Vasikkasaari Island fit on the boat multiple wheelchairs at the same time. The Route Lines from Otaniemi and Kivenlahti have space only for 1-2 wheelchairs at a time. Please, also note that the outer islands (Gåsgrund Island, Stora Herrö Island, and Rövaren Island) are not accessible.
  • Pentala Island and Iso Vasikkasaari Island are accessible to wheelchair visitors, but we recommend having an assistant/non-wheelchair visitor along. On these two islands, you can also find accessible toilets.
Espoo archipelago map with harbors and public boat lines

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