How to get there

You can reach Pentala island with one of Espoo’s scheduled archipelago boats or your own vessel. In addition to this, several companies provide charter boats and boat taxi services in Espoo’s archipelago.

Scheduled Archipelago Boats

There are two routes to Pentala, The Museum Route and Kivenlahti Archipelago Route. 
The Museum Route: Soukka - Pentala - Suinonsalmi - Suomenoja
Kivenlahti Archipelago Route : Kivenlahti - Laurinlahti - Soukka - Pentala - Suinonsalmi

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The season for scheduled archipelago traffic for summer 2022 is 4.6.-31.8. The boats don't run on Mondays. Schedules for routes that take you to Pentala: Scheduled archipelago boats in Espoo

Private boats

Coordinates: N=6665617.728, E=370727.893

The Archipelago Museum’s jetty has berths for 10 private boats. Mooring is allowed for a maximum of 4 hours. Staying the night moored to the jetty or on the island is not allowed.

The museum’s jetty can best be accessed by boats up to 7 metres in length. The tip of the jetty is reserved for the scheduled archipelago boats. If you are arriving on a kayak, you can easily land next to the shoreline fence.

Please note that the Esbo Segelförening club’s jetty is reserved for restaurant Paven’s customers and the sailing club’s members only.

Arrival by charter or water taxi


The museum area is an old fisherman’s estate and only partially accessible for persons with reduced mobility. Villa Rosengård and Lilla Villan are accessible by a ramp. There are some high doorsteps in the museum area. Gurli’s house is unfortunately not accessible for persons with reduced mobility, as the house contains stairs and small spaces. The use of a personal assistant is recommended for persons with reduced mobility or a visual impairment.

The toilets and a toilet for the disabled in addition to a child care room in the museum area, are open during the museum’s opening hours. There are no other public toilets on the island.

The walking paths in the museum area are surfaced with stone dust and sand. 
The nature trail and other paths outside the museum area are forest paths with rocks, tree roots, soft sand and other obstacles. Rocks and cliffs may be slippery.

The terrace and restaurant in the Paven pavilion are accessible by a ramp. The pavilion is owned by the Esbo Segelförening yacht club and not a part of the Archipelago Museum.

Museokävijöitä Pentalan saaristolautalla. Photo: Jonna Pennanen