An adult and a child with a dog on piled stones in nature.

The largest island in the Rauma archipelago is rich in natural diversity and a rich cultural environment. In addition to its stunning natural beauty and the seascapes from all over the island, the island has an interesting history. Fishermen and seal hunters have been visiting Nurmes since at least the 18th century.

The island life of the past can be easily seen on old island farms and sheep farms. Päiväranta, which used to be a fishermen’s lodge, still welcomes visitors to the island today.

Nurmes has a hiking trail covering the whole island. The paths and routes wind through easy terrain and the island is well suited for day trips. Longer hikes are also possible on the island, as the routes are connected by intermediate paths and there are easily several tens of kilometres of hiking to be done.

The island can also be reached without your own boat by using boat taxis and transportation.

There are marinas at Päiväranta and Pihlus.