How to go to Nami Island
1. Nami Island (Namiseom)
Nami is the half-moon shaped island situated along the Bukhan River. The beautiful island became widely known to public as being the filming location of the popular Korean drama “Winter Sonata”.
“Formed with pebbles and sand, there are no mountains on the island, but there are trees tall enough to touch the sky. Wide grassy gardens where deer, ostriches, rabbits, squirrels, ducks and countless types of birds flourish… Today Nami Island is a place for rest and relaxation. human beings, animals and trees share peace, love and harmony far away from crowds and civilization.”
2. Why do people go to Nami Island?
Nami is a sanctuary to many birds and animal species, set in a romantic emerald green of Dawn Redwood. It is only an hour drive from Seoul and serves as the perfect getaway to unwind from the busy city life. Available activities/attractions include;
- Small Theme Gardens – The “Island country’s” theme park
- Animal Family – Ostriches, deer, rabbits, squirrels live in harmony on the island
- Lanes on Nami Island – Stroll down the island’s tree lanes with your loved ones
- Recycling Workshop – Ecologically pure resources, recycling center, eco-school, green shop
- Bike Center – Bicycles, tandem bikes, 4-person bicycles for families etc available
- Sky Rails – rails set 6m high for a beautiful view of the island on a 2-person paddle bike
- Water Stage – outdoor pool
3. How to get to Nami Island
Shuttle Bus from Insadong/Namdaemun
There is a direct shuttle bus departing daily from Insadong and Jamsil at 9:30am, and returning back from Nami Island at 4:00pm. There is limited seating available, so please book ahead via internet/phone reservation directly, or via our reservation page here .
- Shuttle Bus
9:30 AM Seoul Insadong -> Nami Island (Gapeyong Dock)
9:30 AM Seoul Jamsil Stn -> Nami Island (Gapeong Dock)
4:00 PM Nami Island (Gapyeong Dock) -> Seoul Insadong
4:00 PM Nami Island (Gapyeong Dock) -> Seoul Jamsil Stn
* Travel duration : 1h30m~2h
- Boat Schedule
07:30 – 09:00 Every 30 mins
09:00 – 18:00 Every 10-20 mins
18:00 – 21:40 Every 30 mins
First Boat : Gapyeong 07:30 / Nami 07:35
Last Boat: Gapyeong 21:40 / Nami 21:45
Nami Island & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Shuttle Bus Package
Nami Island & Petite France & Railbike Shuttle Package
Nami Island & Petite France & N Seoul Tower Shuttle Package
Nami Island & Railbike & Garden of Morning Calm Shuttle Package
Nami Island & Petite France Shuttle Bus Package
Nami Island & Petite France & Strawberry Picking Shuttle Package
➡ Private Van hire with English speaking driver
Private Limousine Van to Nami Island, Petite France, Gangchon Rail Bike
Take a private van to Nami Island. Afterwards, get a private van to Petite France. Then, take another private van to Gangchon Rail Bike Park, Garden of Morning Calm, Jade Garden.
Hire a limousine van for max. 8 people for a full day! All-inclusive, flat-rate. Travel hassle-free on your own schedule.
4. Additional Information
Tourist Information Center: Naminara Republic’s Business Center is located inside Chuncheon Nami Tourist Information Center (+82-31-580-8008)
Currency Exchange available at central bank (USD, JPY, CNY, EUR)