Navigating in the Archipelago

Länsiviitta

Navigating in the Finnish archipelago is not difficult but necessary. It’s important always to follow the marked routes as the areas outside the routes have invisible and shallow rocks. Rental boats have sea charts available but it can be a good idea to buy your own copies of charts in advance. You should consider buying the  harbour books in advance (they also have approaching maps for the harbours). Do not rely only on the plotter, always know your position on a real sea chart as well. Remember to zoom in to see objects or information that may not be visible on higher zoom levels.

As you can see from the photo, in the winter you can safely get quite close to the sea marks!

Read & see more from the book “Sailing in Finland”.

The book “Sailing in Finland” is written for passionate sailors, who want to explore the world-famous Finnish Archipelago and find out how beautiful and powerful the sea can be. My photos show you how it looks like, but you really have to experience it yourself. More than 230 beautiful photos. Ten harbours highlighted. Recipes for barbecue and cooking. Advice on practical matters. Info on the everyman’s right. And more!