Frequently Asked Questions
A little help when emergency arises – so where can one find…?
You can get free maps of Houtskär from the tourist information and from the Houtskär office “områdeskontoret” – both in Näsby.
You can go fishing with a fishing rod without any license, but if you fish in any other way you must check out the regulations described on the Eräluvat web page. There you will also find out how to get a license.
There are ferry timetables on board the ferries in small brown boxes and on board Stella in Café Stella. You can also get them from the tourist information and from the site: www.finferries.fi
There is a big playground at Träsk skola, the elementary school in Träsk, at Houtskärsvägen 867, about 3 km from Näsby.
If you ask kindly you will probably get a chance to charge your phone at the tourist information in Näsby. Charging station for electric cars can be found at the backside of Houtskärs Gästgifveri restaurant.
You can play online-lottery at the K-Shop Houtskär Boden in Näsby.
Sorry, there are no cash machines in Houtskär. The closest one is in Nagu. Our bank, Aktia Houtskär, is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am-1pm. Please NOTE that you will need CASH for the BUS – no card payment accepted!
Check with the locals (land owners), if you need to park your car for a longer period of time.
It you get problems with your bicycle during your ride in Houtskär – please contact the tourist informations phone: +358 40 488 6085 for further advice!
There are three gas stations in Näsby. The one in front of M-Market Houtskär and the another one down by the harbour accept payment by card when the store is closed, but they are open 24/7. Another one at the harbour must be paid to the K-shop. The ones at the harbour are for boats.
You can buy postcards at Lyckebo Torg in Näsby from June 21st to August 10th on Fri – Sat 11am to 3pm and in both stores.
You can buy tick removers from the pharmacy at M-Market Houtskär in Näsby.
There is no place in Houtskär where you can change money. We only accept EUROS as payment.
There are small green trash cans in different places where you can put candy wrappers etc. If you want to get rid of bigger/more waste you should take it to the waste reception at Näsbyvägen 86, open Thursdays 3-4.45pm and on the last Saturday of every month from 9.45am till 12.45pm, except holidays.
You can hire saunas for an hour or longer at Hyppeis värdshus, Mossala Island Resort, Näsby guest harbour and Saaristokoulu.
Septic Tank Emptying
In Näsby at Vitteludd by the bridge there is a spot for septic tank emptying for caravans and boats.
You can hire rowing boats from Hyppeis värdshus and from Mossala Island Resort.
Health Care Centre
The health care centre in Houtskär is situated in Näsby. If you have any issues concerning your health you should call in advance: +358 2 454 5222, workdays 9 am – 1 pm. Emergency Calls 112.
The swimming beach is at Vitteludd in Näsby. It is open all summer, only
closed during swimming school. Check the events calendar for dates.
There are public restrooms at Lyckebo Torg in Näsby, behind the red house, marked WC. NB! There are public toilets down by all the bigger ferries and on board on the following routes: Pargas-Nagu, Korpo-Norrskata, Korpo-Houtskär, Houtskär-Iniö and Iniö-Gustavs.