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.
Table of Contents
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) ]
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
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
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
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) ]
★ 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
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
★ 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) ]
[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
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 ]
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
★ 4.6 (153 Reviews) | Eng | 1 Day
Ski Tour + Nami Island: ￦71,700 | Snowboard Tour + Nami Island: ￦81,100
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 ]
Visit two of the most picturesque spots of Korea, Seoraksan Mountain, and Nami Island.
★ 4.8 (10 Reviews) | Eng / Kor | 1 Day | ￦95,537
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).
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.
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.
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.
At last, you have arrived! 🙂
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
Things To See
Enjoy the beautiful Lotus Garden and various kinds of tree paths beside the river.
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.
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.
There are galleries selling traditional products and souvenirs where you can shop, eat, and drink.
You can see other Asian food restaurants as well.
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. 🙂
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.
You may also like
- Korea Travel Guide
- Things to Do in Seoul
- Best Korean Restaurants in Hongdae
- Best Korean Restaurants in Gangnam
- How to Get to Seoul from Incheon Airport
- Luggage Storage in Seoul