ART BY MARIA DANIELA HÄSTÖ IN HANKO LIBRARY

Art made in Hanko by Maria Daniela Hästö Maria Daniela Hästö är artesan ?och Illustratör från Helsingfors.? Maria Daniela Hästö on >

Restaurant HSF

This summer, Restaurant HSF will serve you as a casual social and dining restaurant. On the Upper Terrace of Love, in addition to cold drinks, you >

Outdoor Happiness

Soulfood & Outdoor experiences

Trail biking basics and guided tour in Hanko

Suitable for everybody interested in learning more about trail biking. During the basics you learn to control the bike (position, braking, balance) >

Guided Nature Tour: Nature Quiz about Hanko

What does a soft-shell clam look like? Do you know the Oyster catcher? A fun and educating nature quiz for the whole family. The quiz focuses on the >

Swimming season opening

Live stream from the opening of the swimming season on Casino beach. Hanko Tourist Office järjestää tapahtuman

Hanko Granite Castle

Hanko Granite Castle is situated in the Eastern Harbor. During the summer season you can find Finnish design, summer pop up shops, theme weeks, art >

Eastern Harbor’s summer shops

The cute summer shops in the Eastern Harbor are open from midsummer until the schools starts in August. Here you will find top brands and rare >

The Water Tower

The Water Tower is open daily during the summer. The tower stands 65 m above sea level, and there is a fantastic view in all directions over the cape >

Great walks

Hanko is a charming place all year round and there are many places worth discovering. You can choose a historic theme for your walk or just go with >

History of Hanko

Hanko is situated in a strategically important location, which has largely affected the history of the town and the surroundings, where many battles >

Wild herb walk

Head off on a wild herb walk together with a group and an experienced guide and get access to naturally growing herbs! Get to know the most common >

Cruises and boat tours

Spend an unforgettable day at the sea. Pay a visit to a light house, see the seals of the Baltic Sea on a cruise in the outer archipelago or take a >

Dinner Cruise to Restaurant På Kroken

19.6, 3.7, 15.7, 29.7 and 5.8. The trip includes a boat trip from the Eastern Harbour in Hanko to restaurant På Kroken a lovely archipelago buffet >

Cruises to Kasnäs

Cruises on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday during 22.6-7.8.2020 Departure from Hanko at 9am. Arrival in Kasnäs at 11.15am (11.30am if the boat stops >

Sea activities

Do you want to learn how to dive, go surfing or maybe try winter bathing? Here you can also find information about beaches, fishing and rental boats.

Camping Silversand

The Silversand camping site is located by the sea, about 4 kilometres from the town centre. The camping has its own, gorgeous beach! The area >

Café Konttori

Hanko Granite Castle is situated in the Eastern Harbor. During the summer season you can find Finnish design, summer pop up shops, theme weeks, art >

Regatta SPA

The new Regatta Spa is a unique spa resort which combines the seaside atmosphere of Hanko city and the varied services of a luxury spa to form a >

Birdwatcher’s Hanko

The versatile nature in Hanko can also be observed in the birdlife. About 270 bird species are spotted yearly on the cape of Hanko.

SE-Aktion

SE-Action’s programmes for groups cover a wide range, all the way from a relaxing moment by an open fire to eventful adventures.

Geocaching

Find dozens of caches in Hanko, become familiar with the interesting history of the town and enjoy our incredibly beautiful landscapes.

Beach volley

It’s possibel to play beach volley on the beach Regattaranta (at the end of the street Bulevardi) as well as on the beach called Tennisranta.

Frisbeegolf

You can borrow frisbees from the tourist office.

Guided photo excursion

Want to become a better photographer? Or find the best photo motifs in Hanko? By hiring a local photographer and guide, you can combine them for a >

Winter swimming

Winter swimming refreshes the body as well as the mind and is also a proven health activity. You can feel the effects of winter swimming even after >

Culture

Hanko has had an active cultural life throughout its existence. The aesthetic environment feeds creativity.

3 Animals in Hanko

Learn more about the nature and you will enjoy your time in the nature even more.   Flounder, Platichthys flesus The flounder spends the largest >

3 Birds in Hanko

The versatile nature in Hanko can also be observed in the birdlife. About 270 bird species are spotted yearly on the cape. Did you know that the >

Hot Spot for birdwatchers

In the early spring, March and April, one can see lots of migratory birds, when the rest of Finland is still in hibernation. The best spots are the >

3 Mussels on the beach

Take a walk on the beach and gather stones and mussel shells that have floated ashore. Do you recognize three of our most common mussels and how they >

Hanko national urban park

The Hanko national urban park was established in order to protect the Spa Park and the Puistovuoret rocks, the unique environment along Bulevardi and >

Lookout Tower

The lookout tower with a great view over the Eastern Harbour, the Western harbour and the Baltic Sea.

The Water Tower

The tower stands 65 m above sea level, and there is a fantastic view in all direction over the cape of Hanko and the Baltic Sea. There is a lift to >

Pike’s Gut

“The Guest Book of the Archipelago” – a unique attraction! A narrow strait located directly off the coast between two islands, Tullisaari and >

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hanko

The church was built in 1892 to the Neo-Gothic design of Jac. Ahrenberg. The church was repaired after the last war and restored in 1972-73. The >

Hanko Front Museum

The renewed museum presents the history of the Hanko Front during the years 1939 to 1941, when Hanko peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union.

Hanko Ideaco

Local and regional handicraft is sold in the shop in Eastern Harbour during the summer. Also a pop up store for Christmas.

Eastern harbour’s evening market

Enjoy the evening market in the eastern harbor every Wednesday at 3 pm to 7 pm during the summer.

Eggs at Dawn and Dusk

– Eggs sell extremely well – I could sell even more, much more, says Nisse, who delivers to a couple of small businesses in Hanko in addition to >

The Henriksberg Gallery 

Changing art exhibitions, open all year round by prior appointment.

Alan’s café: exhibitions

Smaller, changing art exhibitions all year round.

Atelier Göran Levin 

Oil paintings. More information from the artist by phone.

Atelier Annika Brandt 

Visual arts. More information from the artist.

Gallery Pekka Vehviläinen

Watercolours. Permanent exhibitions at Pizzeria Nadin, Ratakatu 22 and Alan’s Café, Raatihuoneentori 4.

Art Gallery Esko Sihtola

Oil paintings, water colours, graphics. Further information on the webpage.

Studio Tomi Parkkonen

Photographs Further information on the webpage.

The municipal library and gallery and artotheque

Changing exhibitions all year round in the gallery, and local art to rent and for sale in the artotheque. Further information on the webpage.

Guided tours in Hanko

Make more of your trip to Hanko on a guided tour. Choose a bus tour, a walk with a special theme or a tour by bike. We actualize guided tours >

The Orthodox Church

Because of the many Russian spa guests the Orthodox Church built in Hanko in 1895. The Church was designed by architect Barankejev. Spa guests also >

Architecture walk in Hanko

The city of Hanko was established in 1874 as Finland needed a winter harbour. The city grew at a rapid pace and the winter harbour and Finland’s >

In the footsteps of the emigrants

In 1880-1930 Hanko was the departure place of the emigrants seeking a better life in America. There are still many places and buildings that are >

The life in Hangonkylä in the 1700s

The first population in central Hanko was found in the area of the anchor place of Kappelisatama. In the five houses of the village all men were >

The sights in Hanko

Take a closer look to Hanko and the sea life in the city with a knowledgeable guide. We walk in the city center, become acquainted with the sights >

The Soviet military base in Hanko 1940-41

The Winter War ended with of the Moscow peace treaty 3.13.1940 and Hanko was rented to the Soviet Union as a naval base for 30 years. The rental >

In the footsteps of Mannerheim

During this guided tour we will hear about the a military leader and statesman Gustav Mannerheim and his presence in Hanko. In July 1919 Gustaf >

The tales of the Spa Park Villas

The Spa Park is a marvellous an unique chapter in the history of Hanko. The Hanko Spa was founded in 1879 and the villa quarters were developed >

Guided bus tour

Experience the unique nature and maritime atmosphere in Hanko during a guided sightseeing tour. The standard sightseeing tour lasts for 1,5 hours. >

Town Hall Art Gallery

Changing exhibitions all year round. Further information on the webpage.

Boating

Those who travel to Hanko by boat notice that the city is the perfect headquarter when you desire great harbour services and wish to do short or long >

Itämeren Portti

Itämeren Portti is an equity-based marina and guest harbour. The harbour is located at Smultrongrundet, directly outside the Eastern harbour in >

HSF Marine

In the marina, we have room for 220 boats. We have 31 boat slips that are bookable in advance from the online booking system and 120m of pier >

Hangonkylä Harbour

The harbour is located 3 km from the town centre, on the northern side of Hanko near the archipelago. The harbour is Hanko’s biggest marina for >

Gunnarsörarna

Would you like to find an island to spend the night on right on the outskirts of the archipelago? You will live one with nature, get up with the >

Täktom wetland

The shallow bay of Täktominlahti in Hanko has over the years suffered of too many nutrients, contributing to eutrophication, the over-fertilization >

Peikon Polku nature trail

Peikonpolku is situated on the northern shore of Hankoniemi peninsula, see location on the map. Along the nature trail one can find a common hazel >

Svanvik

Svanvik is an open and shallow bay, where great amounts of seabirds and wading birds gather during migration. The bay is particularly popular among >

Högholmen

The nature trail of Högholmen invites you to take a magnificent walk. First the path will lead you through a pinewood, then over some sand dunes out >

Tulliniemi nature path and the southernmost point of Finland

Where the mainland ends, you will encounter the endless sea and extraordinary maritime nature. On the southernmost tip you will find the Tulliniemi >

The Architectural Walk in Hanko Town Centre

Let the buildings come to life and tell you their own history. Despite the short history of the town, Hanko has an astounding richness in >

The Love Path on Puistovuoret

Take a stroll along the Love Path and experience the unique mixture of outstanding nature and historical events. The 1.5 km-long walk will take you >

Tian Veranta Summer Shop

Beach life style summer pop-up shop in Casino.

Finlands kitesurfing mecca

In addition to that, Hanko is situated on a headland so whatever the wind direction, there will always be a beach where you can kitesurf. The >

Villa Anton’s

Education and conference room for 10-20 persons, catering and programme service to order.

Conference facilities at the Town Hall

A conference hall with stage for about 330 persons and a separate hall with kitchen for about 150 persons, equipment as agreed. The Conference hall >

Team Sportia

We offer various sport gears for our active and sporty customers.

Ulla-dress

Multi-brand store since 1954. Clothing and shoes for kids, teens and adults.

Tian Kirja – Tia’s bookstore

Tian Kirja is open all year round and is situated on the shopping street. We have books, cards, office supplies and Nautical Charts.

Petra´s Sinikulma

An old fashioned cosmetics shop, and a gift shop also offering natural cosmetics and Eco-friendly detergents and a selection of locally produced food >

Kapteenin Outlet

Disney related Kids clothing and toy boutique.

Cigale & Fourmi

A concept shop specializing in products for the home, beach and garden. We have a hand picked selection of products such as flower pots, lawn games, >

Hanko national urban park

The Hanko national urban park was established in order to protect the Spa Park and the Puistovuoret rocks, the unique environment along Bulevardi and >

City orienteering 

A fun way to get to know the interesting city of Hanko! Your group is divided into teams and each team is given a map. With the help of this and >

Downhill Racers Beauty Contest 

Using the materials provided, each team builds an impressive, head-turning downhill racer. Every element has to be built from scratch. First come >

Experience the southernmost point of Hanko

We take our bikes (6 km in total) to the southernmost peninsula of Finland and hike (6.6 km in total) all the way to the southernmost point of the >

Guided Sea Kayaking tour

A guided sea kayaking tour is the perfect way to enjoy the nature in Hanko. Your experienced local guide gives you an introduction to kayaking before >

Guided Forest bathing

During a forest bath you´ll get to experience the Finnish nature with all your senses. The qualified guide gently guides you to an overall feeling >

Seal Safari to the outer archipelago

Take a trip to the outer archipelago to see the grey seals living in the Baltic Sea. There are over 12 000 grey seals and with a bit of luck you can >

Pike’s Gut and Gustavsvärn

Gustavsvärn is the best kept part of a four-part larger whole of fortresses outside Hanko. The little islet contains the ruins of a fortress built >

Cruises to Bengtskär

Being the tallest lighthouse within the Nordic countries, Bengtskär rises a majestic 52 meters above sea level. If you want to experience the >

Holiday & Course center Högsand

Seaside accommodation for groups (min. 15 persons), 20 km from Hanko. 50 beds with toilet/shower in the room, 50 beds with shared toilet/ shower. >

Hostel Sjömansro

Sjömansro offers year-round facilities and accommodation for groups and private persons. Modern high-class facilities suitable for many different >

Folkia Center

A guesthouse on the North side of the railway, near a park and a grocery store, providing accommodation of various levels. A large yard. For an extra >

Viking Motel

A motel built in Viking-style in Northern Hanko. There are 30 beds and a couple of four-person cabins. The motel has shared toilets and showers. An >

Bed & Breakfast Villa Garbo

Cosy Bed&Breakfast in the city center, near the railway station. Rooms of different standards, some of which have their own toilet, shower, and >

The dog friendly Hanko

Come to Hanko for a vacation with your best friend. Most of the city’s accommodation places, restaurants and cafés welcome you and your dog. In >

Lappohja Beach

This beautiful long beach is located between Hanko and Tammisaari. It is perfect for sunbathing and long walks all year around.

Vedagrundet

A great place for hunting seashells and watching kite surfers.

Märsan

Diving tower with three levels.

Villa Solgården

Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a villa built in 1904. The villa is situated in the beautiful Spa park and modernized (2015) to meet a more >

Cafferie

A cozy lunch restaurant and café with a beautiful ocean view.

Bistro Elvan

Elvan is a Bistro made with love. A restaurant where warm atmosphere and good taste meet.

Silversand

Silversand is a small beach on the north side of the Hanko cape next to the camping area. Here you can take a plunge into the sea in the evening, and >

Restaurant Hangon Portti

Take a short ferry trip from the Eastern Harbour to the little island called Smultrongrundet, and you will come to the southernmost restaurant in >

Pensionat Tellina & Thalatta

An idyllic villa on the seashore, near the amenities. Pensionat Tellina also includes Villa Thalatta. Rooms decorated in different styles, some with >

Beautiful villas

The beautiful old wooden villas in the Spa Park were built around the Hanko Spa around the turn of the 20th century. Some of the buildings still >

The wildlife in Hanko

Take a walk on the beach and gather stones and mussel shells that have floated ashore. Do you recognize three of our most common mussels and how they >

The nature of Hanko

The water sparkles from three directions of the compass, and nearly all roads lead to the Sea. In Hanko the season is right now.

A guides recommendations

– Guided tours with their limited time seldom allow longer walks, but I can always recommend excursions on your own to some of my own favourite >

Beautiful pension of Hanko

– I feel deep pride and joy to be able to represent a bridge between the past and modern times. We need something soft, eternal and authentic >

Beachlife

Hanko is the sunniest place in Finland, if not in the whole Baltic Sea area, and it offers beach experiences for everyone.

Lighthouses and islands

Outside of the coastline in Hanko you find three magnificent lighthouses and many picturesque islands, where you can get by boat or by booking a >

Hangöby

In Hangonkylä there is a bathing jetty suitable for people with disabilities. The jetty is in use during the summer months. Next to the jetty there >

Slaktis

Slaktis is a shallow, small beach situated in the western part of the Hanko cape. The water is often very warm, and the afternoon sun is potent. >

Tulliniemi Beach

The Tulliniemi beach is windy with beautiful sand dunes. The first part of the beach, that lies directly beneath the parking lot, is reserved for >

Bellevue

Bellevue is a shallow and calm beach located east of Plagen. There are three beach huts and a portable toilet. Pro tip! The water in Kolaviken can be >

Plagen

A perfect beach for families with children. The beach is shallow and child-friendly, and there is a unique water carousel with a depth of around >

Hanko Casino

This restaurant is located in a beautiful old building in the historical Spa Park, directly by the sea.

Hangon Makaronitehdas

(Hanko Macaroni Factory) In the Eastern Harbour you can find the restaurant that specializes in fresh pasta, quality wines and champagne.

Skiffer

A relaxed, marine meeting place by the Eastern Harbour in the heart of Hangö. We serve delicious “pizza slates” and sallads with carefully >

Bravas

Delicious classic and contemporary tapas dishes inspired by the traditions of Spain and Latin America. This restaurant with a nice sea view is >

Classic Pizza Restaurant

The story of this famous luxury pizza chain began in Hanko in 1996. Today the restaurant is a real classic.

The House of the Four Winds

This legendary restaurant, located on beach cliffs, has a very interesting history, dating all the way back to the beginning of the 1900s. It has >

Golf

Hanko offers the longest season in Finland, the golf course is often open for players from early spring to December. Par 72 and 18 hole green >

Sea kayaking tour

Are you looking for nature activities? Take a guided sea kayaking tour in Hanko’s beautiful waters.

Hotel Villa Maija

Villa Maija with its decorative glass veranda is one of the Spa Park´s largest villas, dating from the 1880s. Ready-built in 1888, it was the >

Hotel Bulevard

Hotel Bulevard is situated in the former police station directly in the town centre. The hotel’s look and décor has been inspired by known Finnish >

På Kroken

The fisherman family Ekströms cosy fish and shellfish restaurant På Kroken (Swedish for “Hooked”) is located in the idyllic Hangonkylä >

Restaurant Origo

This restaurant, known for its roses and candles, seafood buffet and locally grown food, has an elegant atmosphere and is owned by Joanna and Jan >

Brasserie Regatta

Enjoy taste sensations from the south of France in Hotel Regattas courtyard. An elegant brasserie with classic dishes made of season’s best >

Restaurant Makasiini

This classy restaurant specializes in genuine tastes from the archipelago. The host, Nixu Knichter, and his team have a deep passion for food, and it >

Makana

A modern summer restaurant situated in one of the old warehouses in the Eastern Harbour.

Kids love Hanko

The legendary playground in the Kirkkopuisto park, shallow beaches, geocaching, water merry-go-round on Plagen beach, skate ramp, exciting nature >