Cruises from Kotka
Kotka (population 55,000) is a city on the north coast of the Gulf of Finland, at the delta of Kymi River, 130 km east of Helsinki and 290 km west of St Petersburg. The city boasts two centres, Kotkansaari on the Isle of Kotka, and Karhula on the mainland to the north. Most of the city’s area is in fact water. It is a major Finnish port, the second largest export port and the biggest transit port in Finland.
The main traffic consists of timber, paper, metal and stone. It serves both the foreign trade of Finland and Russia. Kotka is a picturesque town with a long-standing maritime tradition.