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Konungsskär 

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Green color indicates that the land area belongs to the National Park.Konungsskär is located about 6 kilometres from Korpoström to south-southwest.

  • Coordinates (WGS-84): N60° 04,0' E021° 35,1'
  • Nautical chart series: D
  • Nautical chart: 717, 25

Services

The Excursion Harbour

Konungsskär form a sheltered excursion harbour together with Västra Tvigölpan and Birsskär. From Konungskär island you can get to the next island Birsskär along a boardwalk. The best places for mooring can be found from the north shore of Birsskär island. The south shore and western side of Konungskär are other possibilities for mooring.
  • Harbour number: 842
  • Depth: 1,0 - 3,0
  • Anchor 
  • Open: north and southwest

Other Services

  • The wilderness hut can be used for temporary accommodation.
  • The hut houses a small exhibition.
  • Information board 
  • Camping site 
  • Campfire site. There is also another campfire site in the north side of Birsskär.
  • Toilet 
  • History and life on the Konungsskär Island can be explored on a nature trail which circle around island.

Natural Features and History

Konungsskär. Photo: Teemu Köppä

Konungsskär and the nearby islands are barren and rocky. The old tenant farm is surrounded by a beautiful meadow, still grazed by sheep in the summer. After the end of permanent habitation in 1916, the island was used as a base for hunting and fishing trips. Famous Finnish Marshal Carl Gustaf Mannerheim also visited the hut in September 1926.

Last updated 8/7/2012
Metsähallitus, P.O. Box 94 (Vernissakatu 4), FI-01301 Vantaa, Tel. +358 205 64 100