This is a small guest harbour with stern buoy moorings which got very full when I arrived there, picking my way in poor vis through the rocky channels in from the open Baltic and Estonia, in July. With quite a strong westerly it was somewhat exposed and uncomfortable by Baltic standards. With fairly poor services reluctantly provided by the proprietors of the seasonal, rarely open restaurant, it was a bit of a rip-off really. But my fellow boaters had kindled a sort of Dunkerque spirit and the stay was pleasant enough. Modermagan a very few miles away to the west, is both cheaper (in fact free) and a darned sight more sheltered.
This is now a nature reserve island with quite a long, convoluted ‘nature trail’ round the island. Jussarö used to have a large iron ore mine until the 1960s and the run down industrial landscape of mining waste and abandoned slab-block buildings was quite a surreal find along the trail.
Locate Jussarö on the map and find more adjacent harbours and marinas here.
More information on Jussarö can be found from: www.guestharbours.fi
Disclaimer: While Martin Edge and Sail in Finland have taken every precaution to ensure that the information in this post is correct, it is not a replacement for proper charts. Safe navigation is the responsibility of the skipper and Sail in Finland assumes no responsibility for accidents occurring while entering or leaving the harbour.