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Hamina is a town in Kymenlaakso, in the extreme southeast of Finland.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Highway 7 (E18) between Helsinki and the Russian border passes through Hamina, as does the historic King's Road.

By bus[edit]

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit] has information about local bus routes and timetables.

By taxi[edit]

  • Smartphone apps: Valopilkku, 02 Taksi


18th century map of what is today Hamina's downtown
  • Hamina fortress.
  • The circular town plan. The town plan of Hamina is quite unique, with the town hall as the middle point the streets of the city are either encircling it or leading towards it.







Go next[edit]

  • Kotka — Hamina's bigger brother, 26 km to the west.
  • Lappeenranta — A major shopping destination for Russian tourists at the southern shore of Lake Saimaa, 88 km north.
  • Russia — If you have a valid visa (or don't require one) the border crossing at Vaalimaa is about 30 km east. Nearby destinations in Russia include Vyborg.
Routes through Hamina
HelsinkiKotka  W King's Road E  → Vaalimaa border crossing → Vyborg (Вы́борг) → END
HelsinkiKotka  W Tabliczka E18.svg E  → Vaalimaa border crossing → Vyborg (Вы́борг) → Saint Petersburg

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