The Kotka-Hamina Region is situated on the southeast coast of Finland, on the shores of the Baltic Sea. It consists of the cities of Kotka and Hamina and the towns of Pyhtää, Miehikkälä and Virolahti. An attractive seaside region, a beautiful natural environment, the river Kymijoki with its rapids, wonderful urban parks, and friendly people await you – all an hour journey from Helsinki and a three hour journey from St. Petersburg.
The area is renowned for its events, gathering people from all over the world. Visitors’ favourites include Finland’s most diverse maritime festival, Kotka Maritime Festival, and the Hamina Tattoo, the best of international military music. The area is also home to outstanding cultural offerings and sights and colourful history of the border region.
The region offers natural and safe residential areas with affordable residential costs. Flexible traffic connections are available, for instance Helsinki is less than a two hours drive away. The versatile business structure of the region provides prominent job opportunities in various business branches such as logistics, industry and services.