Hanko busquite-box

Smiles like a Hanko bisquite is an old saying in Finland! A hand made tin box with a nostagic feel to it and the recognizable smile. Made in Hanko.

Coco Hanko

New terrasse restaurant in the eastern harbor.

Winter Olympics

Divide your group into teams and this amusing Olympics can begin. Sports include building a mini ski-jumping hill, racing miniature (finger-size) >

Tour Skating on natural ice

Everyone can go trip skating – both beginners and those with experience – enjoy marvellous winter landscapes and the freedom of skating! Your >

Alpine Curling

Alpine curling is an old-age game that can easily be played on a natural ice surface. Who has the best throw? Who’s handling tactics? >

Snowshoe Walking on ice or along the beach

Snowshoes are a fun and easy way of moving around in nature in winter – on sea ice and in the forest – whatever the weather. Explore the >

Remote working weeks at Hotel Bulevard

Excellent wifi and a lounge area that invites you to have small meetings and discussions. The offer 80 €/person/night includes your hotelstay in a >

Remote working in Hanko

Sometimes it does wonders to seek new environments to increase your inspiration. Hanko offers great possibilities for remote work. Here you can take >

Sea Horse Week

Sea Horse Week is one of the biggest events in Hanko every summer. The competition lasts almost a week per summer, Wednesday–Sunday. There are >

Bed & Breakfast Villa Aurora

Bed & Breakfast that also offers guide- and photograph services. There are seven double rooms, of which there are garden or park view. All rooms >

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

Rent a kayak

Prices for kayak rentals 2020: Single kayak 2 hours: 40 €, 6 hours: 50 €, 24 hours: 60 € Tandem kayak 2 hours: 50 €, 6 hours: 60 €, 24 >

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 >

BYPIAS

BYPIAS is a concept of comfy fashion. Seeking sun and good vibes. Eco Friendly.

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 >

Shop all year round

The unique shops in the town center serve you all year round.

Eat and drink

Eat well in the restaurants of Hanko, each with its own story. In hardly any other small town is there such a versatile selection of restaurants as >

Tourist Office

Did you know that the tourist office is open all year? Don’t hesitate to contact us whenever you want, and we will be delighted to show you a >

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 >

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

The trip includes a boat trip from the Eastern Harbour in Hanko to restaurant På Kroken a lovely archipelago buffet and 1,5 hours to enjoy the >

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 >

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.

Sjöberg’s farmshop

In the traditional small henhouse located in the village of Täktom there are about five hundred beautiful chickens prancing around in their brown >

Hanko Greenhouse

Vegetables, eggs and plants.

Accommodation

Hanko is the ideal holiday destination for people who love life! Spend the night in a modern boutique hotel, a wooden villa or even a prison >

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 >

Private accommodations

Villa by the sea, apartment near the beach, cottage by forests and fields… Accommodation is provided in old villas, wooden houses, apartment houses >

Tennis

Tennis is a part of the summer in Hanko. Besides the yearly Tennis week there are also other competitions organized in here. Tennis has a long >

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 >

Cafés and food bars

The small cafés and bakeries sell delicacies ranging from sandwiches to sugar-sweet pastries all year round. The various pizza and burger places, >

Wellness in Hanko

Take care of your body and mind while on vacation.

Regatta SPA

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

Have a massage on your holiday

Small and cozy massage clinics that offer different treatments.

Merijooga

Merijooga offers a comprehensive selection of yoga styles for every level of experience. Workshops focusing on well-being is also on offer, mainly >

SE-Aktion

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

Program for groups

Big thoughts often come when we least expect it.    

Beach volley

There are two beach volley nets in Hanko: one on the Regatta beach (at the end of Bulevardi) and the other one at the Plagen beach.

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 >

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.

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 >

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.

Driftwood artist

For 20 years now Pelle Lindström has been creating art from driftwood and recycled material. Right now he is highly topical with his trash art. >

Hanko Ideaco

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

Locally produced food and products

Welcome to the archipelago, where you can taste our local and regional products. In our shops you can find delicious food items and souvenirs made by >

Eastern harbour’s evening market

Enjoy the evening market in the eastern harbor every Wednesday from 3 pm to 8 pm during the summer.

Hanko marketplace

Open all year around: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 6.00 am to 1 pm Closed on holidays.

Havsgårdar organic farm

Havsgårdar is an organic farm situated in Täktom village in Hanko. The farm also grow cattle; Highland cattle that are a Scottish cattle breed.

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 >

Alan’s café: exhibitions

Smaller, changing art exhibitions all year round.

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.  

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 >

In the footsteps of the emigrants

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

Life in Hangonkylä in the 1700s

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

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 >

The Soviet military base in Hanko 1940-41

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

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. >

Made in Hanko

You can buy lovely handicraft made in Hanko ranging from wollen mittens to wooden items.

Hanko Boat house

Boating services for cars and boats. Boat service and sale. Large selection of gear and spare parts. Mercury and Yamaha brand service and sale. Also >

Town Hall Art Gallery

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

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 >

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 >

Tian Veranta Summer Shop

Beach life style summer pop-up shop in Casino.

Kotilaituri Pop Up

Scandinavian interior design and lifestyle shop with merchandise for your home, also an assortment of clothing and fingering yarn.

Conference facilities

Think better in Hanko! The charming South of Finland is made for creative meetings – would you like to have your meeting in an old wooden villa, in >

Sjömansro

Dining hall, training and meeting facilities for approx. 70 persons. Sauna (and another one by the sea) for 10-15 persons.

Lovikborg

Lovikborg offers conference and party facilities for 80 persons (located 14 km from the centre). Good parking facilities. In use only during the >

HUS (Hangö Udds Segelsällskap rf)

A pavilion of the local yacht club for about 120 persons. Directly by the sea, a separate sauna.

Hanko Casino

A restaurant for 500 persons and a conference room upstairs with a sea view for 40-50 persons. Open during the summer or according to agreement.

Hangethe Hall

A hall in the Swedish high school, equipment as agreed.

FolkiaCenter

Lecture hall with equipment (classrooms), meals and arrangements for groups to order.

Björklid

Björklid offers facilities for different events and parties for about 70 persons (approx. 3,5 km from the centre).

Tvärminne Zoological Station

Two lecture halls with AV-equipment for 40-70 people, several smaller meeting rooms, room with a fire-place, sauna by the sea, dining room and >

Brankis banqueting hall

Banqueting hall / party facilities, stage and club room for about 200-300 persons.

Vacation- and course centre Högsand

Lecture hall with AV-equipment for about 60 persons, group premises, lounge, restaurant and accomodation.

Smörmagasinet

Two different meeting rooms: Triton for 20-30 persons and Expressen for 25 persons. OH, flap chart, Wlan. Beamer to order. Party room for 200 persons.

Studio Parkkonen

Education and conference room with equipment for about 20 persons. Wireless internet connection, kitchen.

Villa Anton’s

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

Viking Motel

Conference and party facilities and a sauna for 21 persons. The motel is built and decorated with viking themes.

Regatta SPA Hotel

We would like to make arranging an event as easy as possible for you. The conference facilities are set in the landscape of Hanko’s sandy beach, so >

Hotel Villa Maija

Conference facilities with equipment for 20 persons.

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 >

Shops and stores

Explore our cosy little shops. In Hanko you can find a large number of lovely shops, offering locally produced products as well as well-known brands. >

Kone Forum

Hanko’s home appliance store.

Team Sportia

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

Anastasia’s Studio

Beautiful handmade Artisan Jewelry

Kaluste – Möbel Rolle

Here you can find some nice furniture.

Goldsmith S.Lagerroos

The southernmost goldsmith’s shop in Finland. Here you can find beautiful Finnish designs, clocks, gifts and unique jewelry by Sture Lagerroos.

Vonnes Interior

A cosy interior design shop with added services such as sewing and installation. We have a wide selection of fabrics, design textiles and gift items. >

Ulla-dress

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

Tian Veranta

Beachlifestyle boutique. Fashion and interior design. Open 3.12.2020 – 10.1.2021 Thursday at 11-17 Friday at 12-18 Saturday at 10-14 Sunday at >

Stamp Shop Lauri Peltonen

The stamp collectors shop. A wide variety of stamps from all over the world, as well as accessories for collectors of stamps, coins and postcards.

Tian Kirja – Tia’s bookstore

Tian Kirja, located on Vuorikatu (shopping street) is open all year round. We have books, cards, office supplies and Nautical Charts.

Petra´s Sinikulma

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

Navy Blue Shop

A boutique of high quality leisure wear and shoes. You will find Hanko/Hangö collection, Parajumpers, North Sails, Sebago, Sail Racing, Holebrook >

Kapteenin Outlet

Disney related children´s clothing- and toy boutique.

Happy Flower

Happy Flower is a trendy flowershop with vintage charm. We also have products for the garden and giveaways.

Dress shop Ceia

Ceia´s dress shop on Vuorikatu serves women of all ages and you can buy anything from underwear to overcoats.

Foto Art Deco

Foto Art Deco is a photo store with official passport picture -service, unique decoration and a gift shop. Equipment for artists, framing (by >

Anemone

Anemone is the oldest flower shop in Hanko and we serve you cheerfully and competently. Pretty bouquets and arrangements for every occurance; bride >

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 >

Team Challenge

Team Challenge is a perfect choice when you don’t want to break a sweat. Just take your mind of everyday routines and have fun with your >

Amazing Race Junior Adventures 

An action-packed race through urban environment, where you simply need to be the first team to cross the finish line. Before that you have to solve >

Frisbeegolf for groups

The goal is to get through the track with the least amount of throws as possible. The person with the lowest score wins. Every passage has a tee, >

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 >

Teamwork

Team Track takes place at ground level and require effective teamwork. Typical tasks are Minefield (every member of the team has to cross the >

Team Rafting 

The ability of team members to cooperate successfully is tested as they construct a raft. Everyone is involved in designing and building their >

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 >

Rent a Jopo bike

Rent a bike and widen your views. You can follow the 19-km-long signposted bike route that goes around the whole town. Stop for coffee or lunch on >

Health services

Hangon terveyskeskus, Esplanaadi 85, tel. +358 (0)19 2203 555 Mehiläinen, Vuorikatu 19, tel. +359 (0)10 414 00 PlusTerveys Hangon Hammas, Bulevardi >

Bars and Nightlife

In the old days, the phrase ‘the sweet life of Hanko’ was used to describe the blissful idleness, luxury, and the long and merry parties in the >

Hotel Regatta Lobby Bar

Opening hours: Mon-Fri at 10 am – 11 pm Sun at 10 am – 5 pm

Pub Grönan 

Pub Grönan is one of Hanko’s most legendary bars. Live music all year round!

Bar Komisar

A relaxed bar in Hotel Bulevard.

Trattoria Tennis Café

The Tennis club’s café and restaurant

Getting around in Hanko

Due to short distances you can easily get around Hanko by bike or on foot. Especially in summer, you can find many bike rentals. If you are in need >

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 >

Restaurants

Eat well in the restaurants of Hanko, each with its own story. The archipelago and the sea play a major role in many tempting menus. Fried flounder, >

Hotels, B&B, motels

Come here for a day or two to charge your batteries!

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

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 >

Bryggan

A cozy bistro in the eastern harbor.

The dog friendly Hanko

Come to Hanko for a vacation with your best friend. Most of the town’s accommodations, restaurants and cafés welcome you and your dog. Also, in >

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 >

Arrival to Hanko

Stay for a day, a weekend or a week. Hanko offers you something new every day! Hanko is easy to reach: flexibly by car (along highway 25), >

Cafferie

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

Angkhanan Torikavila

Open: Mon.-Tue. 6 am to 3 pm

Bistro Elvan

Elvan is a Bistro made with love. A restaurant where warm atmosphere and good taste meet. Open: Wed.-Fri. at 16-22, Sat. at 11-22, Sun. at 11-15

Restaurant Hangon Portti

Take a short ferry trip from the Eastern Harbour to the little island called Smultrongrundet, and you will arrive 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 >

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 >

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. >

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 >

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.

Hangon Makaronitehdas

(Hanko Macaroni Factory) Located in the Eastern Harbour, this restaurant specializes in fresh pasta, quality wines and champagne. The restaurant >

Skiffer Hanko

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 pizza chain began in Hanko in 1996. Today the restaurant has become a real classic. The restaurant will open again in >

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 >

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 >

På Kroken

The fisherman family Ekström´s cosy fish and shellfish restaurant På Kroken (Eng. “Hooked”) is located in the idyllic Hangonkylä Harbour. >

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.