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Kymenlaakso

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Kymenlaakso is a region in Finland. It borders to the regions Uusimaa, Päijänne Tavastia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia. Its name means literally The Valley of River Kymijoki. Kymijoki is one of the biggest rivers in Finland with a drainage basin with 11% of the area of Finland. The city of Kotka with 55,000 inhabitants is located at the delta of River Kymijoki and has the most important import harbour in Finland. Other cities are Kouvola further in the inland which has after a municipal merger 88,000 inhabitants and the old bastion town Hamina.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Uusimaa, Karelia and TavastiaMunicipalitiesThe region of Kymenlaakso is made up of seven municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Kotka-Hamina Sub-region: Hamina (Fredrikshamn) (21,249) Kotka (54,849) Miehikkälä (2,165) Pyhtää (Pyttis) (5,360) Virolahti (Vederlax) (3,438) Kouvola Sub-region: Iitti (Itis) (6,959) Kouvola (86,943)
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Specialty Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo Kotka
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Aquarium
Maretarium Kotka
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Sapokka Water Garden Kotka
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Monument
Kotka Sculpture Promenade Kotka
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Kymenlaakso

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History Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum Kotka
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
World heritage site
World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill Kouvola
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Salpa Line Museum Miehikkala
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola Kouvola
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Kymenlaakso

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Spa
Tykkimaen Sauna Kouvola
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry Pyhtaa
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail Kotka
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Military Museum
Bunker Museum Virolahti
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Kymenlaakso

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National Park
Repovesi National Park Kouvola
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Island
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth Kotka
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Forest
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area Kouvola
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Haapasaari Island Kotka
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Kymenlaakso

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Beach
Beach Mansikkalahti Kotka
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Aijanniemi Beach Kotka
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Lehman Kotka
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
Tykkimaki Amusement Park Kouvola
3.0
Duration: 8 hours

Theme Parks in Kymenlaakso

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Water Park
Tykkimaki Aquapark Kouvola
2.1
Duration: 8 hours