What is the best way to get to Langinkoski from Kotka bus station? We would like to find affordable transportation to the museum area. Thank you.
First of all, make sure that the museum is open when you are going there. It was closed last year as unprofitable. The Finnish Heritage Agency plans to open it in June with state funds, but at the moment it is still closed.
If you are coming to Kotka by bus you can get off before the bus station at a stop within walking distance from Langinkoski. Most express buses have a stop in Korela, about 1,6 km from the museum. Use "Korela E" in Google Maps as a starting point to see the walking route. OnniBus doesn't stop there, with them the closest stop is in Sutela. That stop is "Sutela I" in Google Maps.
In case you want to get there from the bus station you need to first walk a few blocks to the local bus stop near the church. Buses 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 27 go to Langinkoski. For more information on the local buses you can check http://www.kotkanaikataulut.fi/kotka/ (although it is only in Finnish).
Thank you for your reply. We are hoping to visit Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge in mid-July. Surely it's open then?
The situation between the association and museum authorities has more to do with the fiscal year and budget cuts that the weather I’m afraid. Ask early June again.Edited: 4 years ago
Unfortunately not even the web site knows that there so far is no agreement to keep the museum open: http://www.nationalparks.fi/en/imperialfishinglodge
The site itself is beautiful and worth a visit. There are other scenic and/or interesting places in Kotka for a visitor, so don't let this keep you away from Kotka.
Thank you all. It seems to me that buses 12, 13, 14 and 15 go closest to the place, but a short hike through the forest is questionable. Is it safe? What if we get lost? We are two senior ladies and not really used to hiking in forests. Has anyone walked the trail from Langinkoskentie along Aleksanterinreitti to our destination? Is it easy to find and follow? Would the other walk from Korela along Keisarinmajantie be more suitable for us even though it is longer? Are there any hills on either route?
Thank you for your help.
More like a park. Zero chance of getting lost or being attacked by someone/something.
Excellent, thank you!
As it happens, my mother visited the site today with a pre-arranged goup. Of course I pumped her for information . What she could gather there, the place will open for public June 1st and the opening hours should be seen at the site of fthe National museum.
The page seems to be only in FInnish, but has current info https://www.kansallismuseo.fi/fi/langinkoski/info
Of course you could also contact the local tourist info with email@example.com Writing in English is ok.
The site https://www.visitkotkahamina.fi/matkailuneuvonta seems to have an online info chat mon-fri 9-16 local time.
Thank you MrsHelsinki for the links, much appreciated.