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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 >

Wonderful 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 >

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 >

Birdwatcher’s Hanko

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

Geocaching

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

Disc golf

You can borrow discs from the tourist office. There are three disc golf tracks in Hanko. Contact the tourist office for further information.

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 both wishes >

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.

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 >

Boating

Traveling to Hanko by boat quickly reveals that the town is the perfect headquarters for when you desire great harbour services, and for both short >

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 the Hankoniemi peninsula (see location on the map). Along the nature trail one can find a common >

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 >

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 fortress on an islet outside of Hanko. The fortress was built by the Swedes in the late 18th >

Cruises to Bengtskär

The tallest lighthouse in the Nordics, Bengtskär, rises a majestic 52 meters above sea level. If you want to experience the magnificent view, you >

Lappohja Beach

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

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 >

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 on 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 >

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 the coastline of Hanko you can find three magnificent lighthouses and many picturesque islands, that you can reach by your own boat or by >

Hangöby

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

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 in 50-60 cm depth. When the >

Sea kayaking tour

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