Hamina, Finland

Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. It is located 150 kilometers east of Finland's capital city of Helsinki and 250 kilometers west of St. Petersburg, Russia. Hamina is also one of the most important harbours of Finland. The port specialises in forest products and transit cargo to Russia.

Hamina is a 350-year-old town with a circular town plan and an old star-shaped fortress surrounding the town centre. The circular streets are lined by old wooden buildings, churches representing various architectural styles, houses of former influential merchant families as well as a wide park area which constitutes part of the fortress

Things to see and do

* Town Centre
* Churches
* Museums
* Fortress
* Town Hall

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Finnish, Swedish
Land Area - 609.54 sq km’s
Population – 22,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 358

Port Location – The Tervasaari guest harbour is located approximately one kilometer from the centre of Hamina.

Transport Links – Most visitors to Finland arrive in and depart from Helsinki, and Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, 19 kilometres to the north of the city, is the biggest international airport in the country, with flights to destinations throughout Finland, Europe, North America and the Far East. There are daily cruise ferry connections between Stockholm and Helsinki, operated by the Silja and Viking Lines. Rail connections operate from Helsinki to all Finnish rail destinations, including Lapland. Express bus services also cover the country from Helsinki.

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