Susikoski resting area is located in the vicinity of Susikoski bridge and Shop Cafe Susikoski. It is 3 km from the village of Anjala. Susikoski is a good berthing location and hiking site.

Basic equipment

At Susikoski rest area, there is a half-shelter, a campfire site, a table a composting toilet and firewood. The shelter’s benches are wide enough to be used as beds, but because the shelter is half open, the indoor area is not sheltered from rain and wind.

Susikoski in the summer

Canoers can easily reach the shore from the ditch next to the rest area. You can dine and rest at the rest area. The nearest shops are  Siwa and Sale in the village of Anjala. It is approx. 3 km to canoe to the next resting area, Kuovinkallio. The canoeing route runs in rural landscapes past farms and fields until Susikoski, but thereafter the landscapes gradually enter in to wilderness.

All of River Kymijoki is a permit-based fishing area, so to fish you will need fishing permits. There are stream pools in some parts of the river, where you can fish without a permit. You can find brown trout, salmon, whitefish, pike-perch, pike and perch in River Kymijoki. Susikoski area is part of Central Kymi’s special fishing permit area.

One option for non-locals is to come by train to Kouvola and cycle approx. 25 km to Anjala. From Anjala onwards, you can visit Kymijoki’s rest areas by bicycle all the way to Kotka. From Kotka, you can take a long-distance bus quickly to Helsinki or elsewhere in Finland. There is also a  local train that runs between Kotka and Kouvola. You can also set off on a hiking or mountain bicycle excursion to the destination from the village of Anjala. There is no actual swimming beach at the river side. The flow of River Kymijoki is strong right from the shore, so please be careful, if you plan to go swimming.

River Kymijoki’s flow is one of the best places for people, who enjoy extreme sports, to take on the challenge of floating in the rapids. Floating along with the flow in a float suit is a great experience. The flow of River Kymijoki contributes by 2-3 km/h – have a speedy journey!

Susikoski in the winter

Kymikoski’s snowmobile route and Anjala Anjala Association’s so-called “From bridge to bridge” skiing route pass Susikoski rest area. The route runs along the shore of the river, from Anjala bridge to Susikoski bridge. You can also go snow-shoeing at the destination. River Kymijoki is almost melted throughout the year, so ice-fishing is not possible.

How to get there

By following Ruokosuontie that starts at the village of Anjala, you can almost reach the destination by car and bicycle. You can leave your car at the end of Ruokosuontie next to the barn and walk the remaining distance of a few hundred metres alongside the edge of the field. There is no access road on the bridge side of Susikoski, because there is a wide ditch in between. Kouvola local transport bus routes 3A and 1A will take you to the village of Anjala, and you will then have to walk the rest of the way approx. 3 km.  Long distance buses on the Kouvola-Kotka-Kouvola route also stop in Anjala.
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Other nearby services

Pikku Villa Anjala offers villa accommodation.

Hotel Kantri is located in Inkeroinen.

Mari’s Coffee offers restaurant services in the village of Anjala.

Anjala Youth Centre organises programme services for e.g. children.

SeikkailuviiKari Oy offers canoes and kayaks to hire, as well as organises programme services.

At the Manor House area of Anjala you can familiarise in Kymenlaakso’s manor culture.

Wredeby Manor House is located in Muhniemi in between Kymijoki ja Muhjärvi.

Ankkapurha Industrial Museum is located in Inkeroinen. The museum has been built around a Füllner board machine, but it also exhibits the industrial development over the last 100 years.

Anjala wooden churchis located in the centre of the village of Anjala.

The area of Anjalais historically significant in the history of Finland. More information about Anjala-Seura ry.

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Visitor survey about Kymenlaakso’s leisure destinations 2013