The Koverhar Iron and Steel Plant Memorial

Heikki Kukkonen 2016 Former employees of the plant initiated the steel monument in memory of one of the most historically important industries in >

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 >

Cruises to Kasnäs

Cruises 2021 to be confirmed. Departure from Hanko at 9am. Arrival in Kasnäs at 11.15am (11.30am if the boat stops at Hitis). Departude from Kasnäs >

Culture

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

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 >

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 every 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 >

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. >

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

Hanko was established in 1874 as a result of Finland needing a winter harbour. The town grew at a rapid pace, and the all year round harbour combined >

The sights in Hanko

Take a closer look at Hanko and the sea life with the help of a knowledgeable guide. We will walk in the town center, become acquainted with the >

In the footsteps of Mannerheim

During this guided tour we will hear about the 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 and 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.

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 >

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

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 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 >

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

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 >

Hanko Casino

This restaurant is located in a beautiful old building in the historical Spa Park, directly by the sea. The restaurant will open again in May 2021.

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 >

Regatta SPA Hotel

Regatta SPA Hotel is a modern SPA hotel located in one of Hanko’s best spots. Regatta SPA Hotel has 48 unique rooms with all the amenities you >

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 >