If you are looking for a romantic place to visit near Seoul, I’d like to recommend the small and peaceful Nami Island. Because there are a lot of nearby attractions, you may be able to make a great 1-day Seoul vicinity tour itinerary. Then let’s find out how to get there and what to do in Nami Island.

‘Nami’ is an island in the North Han River with a total area of about 462,000 square meters. Originally, the island was only a small hill, but it became a real island with the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam.

It’s famous for its forest road with a white birch tree path, a pine tree path, a metasequoia path, and entertainment areas with various Korean restaurants. Additionally, it was a featured filming location for the famous TV show Winter Sonata. It is one of the best places to visit near Seoul.

Compare 1-day tours for Nami Island and nearby attractions!

These are top-rated tours operated by reliable world-famous tour agents.

[Island + Nearby attractions (Petite France / Garden of Morning Calm) ]
G_Island with Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm

[GetYourGuide] Island with Petite France and Garden of Morning Calm

Spend the day exploring the must-see attractions outside of Seoul. Throughout the 10-hour tour, you will visit a total of three attractions: Nami Island, Petite France and The garden of the morning calm.
★ 4.5 (50 Reviews) | Eng / Chi / Kor | 10 Hrs | ₩86,580

T_Seoul Vicinity_Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

[TRAZY] Seoul Vicinity: Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour

The most romantic scenery of Seoul’s vicinity will unfold before your eyes as you visit Nami Island, Petite France, and Garden of Morning Calm.
★ over 4.6 (267 Reviews) | Eng / Jap | 10 Hours | ₩63,800

T_Seoul Vicinity_Island and Garden of Morning Calm

[TRAZY] Seoul Vicinity: Island and Garden of Morning Calm

Located just outside of Seoul, Nami Island and Garden of Morning Calm are 2 perfect destinations to get away from the busy streets and spend a tranquil day enjoying the spectacular scenery.
★ over 4.5 (135 Reviews) | Eng | 9 Hours | ₩49,900

T_Island and Petite France in 1 Day

[TRAZY] Island and Petite France in 1 Day

With this Nami Island & Petite France package, you can enjoy both of the most popular suburbs destinations in Korea without having to worry about confusing multiple transfers.
★ over 4.5 (442 Reviews) | Eng | 9 Hrs | ₩37,900

[Island + Nearby attractions (Petite France / Garden of Morning Calm / Gangchon Rail Bike) ]
K_Island, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, and Gangchon Rail Bike Day Tour from Seoul

[KLOOK] Island, Petite France(PF), Garden of Morning Calm(GMC), and Gangchon Rail Bike(GRB) Day Tour from Seoul

★ 4.7 (7,456 Reviews) | Eng / Chi | 1 Day
Nami Island + GMC: ₩53,500 | Nami Island + GMC + GRB: ₩62,000
Nami Island + GMC + PF: ₩67,300 | Nami Island + GMC + GRB + PF +: ₩92,400

G_Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

[GetYourGuide] Island, Korean Style Garden of Morning Calm & Rail Bike

Join a full-day tour and spend the day exploring one of the most popular places outside of Seoul. Visit Nami Island and the Garden of Morning Calm.
★ 4.6 (55 Reviews) | Eng / Chi / Kor | 11-12 Hrs | ₩62,099

K_Island, Petite France, and Gangchon Rail Bike Day Trip from Seoul

[KLOOK] Island, Petite France(PF), and Gangchon Rail Bike(GRB) Day Trip from Seoul

★ 4.7 (4,418 Reviews) | Eng / Jap / Kor | 1 Day
Nami Island + PF: ₩39,900
Nami Island + PF + GRB: ₩61,000

 

[Island + Amusement Park (Lotte World / Everland) ]
T_Island_Lotte World_Lotte World Tower One Day Trip

[KLOOK] Island & Lotte World / Lotte World Tower One Day Trip

Go on an adventure and travel to South Korea’s top attractions, Nami Island and Lotte World or Lotte World Tower in one day!
★ over 4.7 (6 Reviews) | Eng / Chi / Kor | 12 Hours | ₩68,000

 

T_Island + Everland 1 Day Tour

[TRAZY] Island + Everland 1 Day Tour

How would you like if you can visit the most iconic island near Seoul and Korea’s largest theme park in 1 day?
★ over 4.9 (10 Reviews) | – | 14 Hours | ₩88,200

 

[ Island + Ski Resort ]
G_Island & Ski, Snow-boarding, and Snow Sled Tour

[GetYourGuide] Island & Ski, Snowboarding, and Snow Sled Tour

Explore Nami Island’s winter wonderland with beautiful nature and select your favorite winter sports at Korea’s most popular ski resort where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and snow sled.
★ 4.7 (6 Reviews) | Eng / Chi / Kor | 11 Hrs | ₩61,502

 

K_Gangwon-Do Island and Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Day Tour

[KLOOK] Gangwon-Do Nami Island and Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort Day Tour

★ 4.6 (153 Reviews) | Eng | 1 Day
Ski Tour + Nami Island: ₩71,700 | Snowboard Tour + Nami Island: ₩81,100

 

T_Island & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Package

[TRAZY] Nami Island & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Package

With this winter tour package, you can tour around the snowy Nami Island and then head over to Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort and go skiing/snowboarding.
★ over 4.5 (111 Reviews) | Eng / Chi | 10 Hrs | ₩71,700

 

[ Island + Mt. Seorak ]
Island and Mountain Seorak hiking

[GetYourGuide] Mt. Seorak Hike and Nami Island, Korean Beauty Scenery Tour

Visit two of the most picturesque spots of Korea, Seoraksan Mountain, and Nami Island.
★ 4.8 (10 Reviews) | Eng / Kor | 1 Day | ₩95,537

 

K_Island & Mt. Seorak Day Tour by KTOURSTORY

[KLOOK] Nami Island & Mt. Seorak Day Tour by KTOURSTORY

Visit the naturally breathtaking Nami Island and explore the magnificent Seoraksan Mountain on the full day trip from Seoul.
★ 4.6 (153 Reviews) | Eng | 1 Day | ₩75,000

How To Go & What To Do in Nami Island

How To Get There

The ITX train Cheongchun (Cheongryangri to Chuncheon) is the best way to visit the Island.  It takes less than an hour to get to Gapyeong station. You can get on the ITX Cheongchun train at Yongsan, Wangshimni, and Cheongryangri stations. The fare is 5,900 KRW each way and I recommend you purchase tickets online for the round trip before you leave.

After you buy a train ticket, take the right train on the platform towards your destination of ‘Gapyeong’ station (the island is in Gapyeong-gun).

Gapyeong station platform-min
[Gapyeong station platform]
Bus stand at Gapyeong station-min
[Bus stand at Gapyeong station]

Now you have to take a bus(No. 33-5, 33-36) or taxi to go to the wharf for the island.  The bus fare is about a dollar and the taxi fare is around $4.

Nami ferry ticket office-min
[Ferry ticket office]

If you get off the bus or taxi at the island ferry wharf, go to the ticket office.  The ferry costs 13,000 KRW per person.

A ferry boat to Nami Island
[Ferry Boat to the Island]

Otherwise, you can take a Zip-line to fly to the island across the river.  If you are the kind of person who enjoys the excitement, I definitely recommend you take this adventure.  The fare is 40,000 KRW per person.

The Zip-line tower to Nami Island
[Zip-line tower near the ferry ticket office]
Han river view from the Nami island ferry boat
[The scenery from the ferry boat]

At last, you have arrived! 🙂

Other Options

If you are not familiar with the Korean public transportation system or would like to get a discount, I recommend you purchase transportation tickets before you leave or take a day tour package on the tour website. We made a tour program list operated by global agents so that you can easily compare the tour programs and fares.

best agents options for your day tour packages and ticket sellers for Nami Island and nearby attractions so that you can easily compare the programs and fares.

What To Do in Nami Island

The gate of Nami Island
[Island Gate]
A greeting sculpture of Nami Island
Nami Island information center
[Tour Information Center]

Things To See

A garden of Nami Island
Nami Island Tour Bus and UNICEF Train ticket office
[Island Tour Bus and UNICEF Train ticket office]
Lotus Garden of Nami Island
[Lotus Garden]

Enjoy the beautiful Lotus Garden and various kinds of tree paths beside the river.

A garden of Nami Island
Birch tree walkway in Nami Island
[Birch Tree Path]
Quiet Korean Traditional Gazebo in Nami Island
[Quiet Korean Traditional Gazebo]
Walkway along the North Han River
[Walkway along the river]
The memorial photo stand of Winter Sonata

This is the photo wall from the famous Korean TV show, Winter Sonata.

Foods and Restaurants

There are several Korean restaurants that serve Korean traditional food, such as Pajeon (Korean style pizza with green onions), Dotorimuk (seasoned acorn jelly salad), bibimbap, and makgeolli.

Korean traditional restaurant in Nami Island
Menu stand of a Korean traditional restaurant in Nami Island

Usually, they have a menu stand in front of the restaurants so that you can choose the restaurant and read the menu from outside.

Some restaurants sell several kinds of finger-foods like Jjinbbang (steamed bun with red bean paste filling), chicken skewers, fishcakes, and Korean style hot-dog.

Korean traditional big pot in Nami Island

There are galleries selling traditional products and souvenirs where you can shop, eat, and drink.

Gallery in Nami Island
Souvenir shop in Nami Island

You can see other Asian food restaurants as well.

Asian cuisine restaurant in Nami Island

Our Favorite Place

Lastly, I’d like to introduce a fantastic hidden place we love. It’s a Korean traditional gazebo where you can take a break. The view from the pavilion is really awesome. You can go onto the floor of this gorgeous gazebo. Take a seat and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Usually, we have some finger foods here enjoying the scenery. 🙂

A Korean traditional gazebo
View from a Korean traditional gazebo

If you are planning to visit Nami Island, I recommend you to go there in the morning to avoid the large crowds.
And there are so many fantastic places to visit near the Island, such as Chuncheon city, Soyang lake, Petit France, the Garden of Moning calm, and Gangchon rail bike.

Have fun – we always want to help you to have a wonderful experience in Korea.

Written by Dy & Jay.

 



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