Located just off the coast of Incheon, Wolmido is a former island that’s now connected to the mainland and is named for its shape resembling the tail of a half moon. It’s a popular weekend hangout for Seoul residents with its family-friendly theme park, lively squares and waterfront seafood restaurants.
Things to do in Wolmido Island
Stroll along Wolmido Island’s Culture Street, which connects from the Doodle Pillar to several squares where live performances are held. Watch as musicians play or street artists show off their skills before relaxing in one of the cafes that dot the surroundings. Particularly popular with locals are the seafood restaurants that line the coast and serve up freshly caught fish.
If you’re travelling with kids, don’t miss a visit to the Wolmi Theme Park, which features a two-story Viking ship, a miniature flume ride and a 4D room. A highlight is riding the Ferris wheel that rises to 115 metres in height and offers spectacular views across Wolmido Island and the Yellow Sea.
Encompassing much of Wolmido Island is Wolmi Park, which was once home to military barracks of the Ministry of National Defence. In 2001, it was redeveloped as a green space for the local community, with a traditional Korean garden and a pond framed by tree-lined paths. A steep walking trail leads to the top of Wolmi Park’s hill, which is topped by an observatory where you can enjoy 360-degree panoramas towards Incheon and beyond.
Getting around Wolmido Island
Wolmido Island is around 1.5 hours by train from Seoul Station and around the same distance from Incheon International Airport. Trains connect to the nearby Incheon Station, from where you can catch a bus or take a taxi to Wolmido Island. Most of the attractions on Wolmido Island are within walking distance of one another.