The Nami island – 나미섬 (Namiseom) or 나미나라 (Naminara – Country Nami) is a very popular destination for a half-day or whole-day trip from Seoul for tourists as well as loving couples.
On a “half-moon” island, which is about 42km2 large, you can enjoy the beautiful nature, have a romantic walk or ride couple bicycle with your beloved through tree avenues, have a picknick or do a lot of activities on the fresh and clean water.
It is also said, that the Nami island has four different “coats”. In spring it wears a rose – purple coat of the cherry blossoms. In summer, it changes to the green one. In autumn, the golden and red coat will cover it. And in winter, the white one.
Actually this island is very famous in Asia, because one of the most well known K-Drama from the 90’ was flimed here – Winter Sonata. All the snowman ⛄ figures you can find on the whole island were made as memories for that beautiful love story. Now a day, you can still meet a lot of its fans on the island.
I visited the Nami island on a very hot summer day. Under the sun it was almost 40 degrees. However, on the island it was really cool and very enjoyable.
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How to get to the Nami island?
The island is about 60km away from Seoul in North-East direction.
If you go by car, you can drive and park your car directly at the pier, which would take around 1-1,5hs from the city center.
There are also possibilities to go there with public transportation, due to Naver Map. Or you can book a day tour from a traveling agency.
When you’re at the pier, you can take the ferry or zip line to enter the island.
For more details, please check the Visit Korea homepage.
Here are some tips for your trip to Nami island
- In case you would like to take the ferry to the island on weekend or holiday, try to get to the pier before 9am to avoid the crowd and reduce the queing time
- There are a lot of nice resting areas, alos near the water. If you have time, bring a picnic mat, drinks and some snacks with you
- Around the island, you can enjoy a lot of water activities. Don’t forget your swimsuit