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Ingå [dead link] (Swedish; Finnish: Inkoo) is a municipality in Uusimaa.

Fagervik church


Ingå is a municipality with a vast archipelago situated approximately 60 km west of Helsinki. The population (about 5600 people in 2011) is bilingual with 55% Swedish speakers and 42% Finnish.

Porkkala parenthesis[edit]

Between 1944 and 1956 the large parts of Ingå, Siuntio and Kirkkonummi areas at and around Porkkala peninsula were leased to the Soviet Union as a naval base. The Soviet lease for Porkkala had been contracted for 50 years originally, however in 1955 an agreement was reached to return it earlier.


  • 1 Ingå kyrkby. The largest village and the administrative center of the municipality. It has a guest harbour.
  • 2 Degerby. A small village with a museum of the Porkkala Parenthesis.
  • 3 Täkter (Tähtelä).
  • 4 Solberg (Päivölä).
  • 5 Fagervik. A castle and a former iron works.
  • 6 Barösund. The area of the village consists of several larger islands (Barölandet, Orslandet, Elgsjölandet) and hundreds of smaller islands and islets.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Ingå can be reached by car from Helsinki by road 51. The distance is about 60 km.

By public transport[edit]

Get around[edit]


Historical remains of Porkkala parenthesis[edit]

There are still traces of the Soviet lease period to be seen in Ingå. A natural start of your exploration can be the Igor Museum in Degerby.

  • 1 Igor Museum in Degerby, Furuborgintie 6, 10160 Degerby, +358 40-5418526, e-mail: . 1.6-17.8 Tu- Sa 11:00-16:00, in winter Sa 12:00-16:00 and other times by agreement. Stories of Finnish and Soviet people affected by involuntary re-settling due to the Porkkala lease. 5 €.


A picnic hut in Kopparnäs

Recreation areas[edit]

  • 1 Kopparnäs (Turn from Helsinki-Hanko road 51 at Degerby to Kopparnäs Road to the south). The recreation area (450 ha mainland, 67 ha islands and 195 ha of water area) comprises of a rocky shore, forest, meadows and agricultural land. Several islands are part of the area, the largest one Stora Halsö with a pier for fixing boats (depth about 1.5 m). There are several car parks with compost toilets and sheds (fireplaces) for making BBQs.
  • 2 Gölisnäs. This small recreation area (11.5 ha) can be reached after a 4 km drive from Barösund. A scenic shore, forest, car park, dry toilets, picnic huts and mosquitoes. Gölisnäs can also be reached by larger boats, as the water depth is 8 feet at the dock.






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