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 cruise from the Eastern Harbour.

Visit the tallest lighthouse in the Nordics, Bengtskär. Or take a day trip to the island of Gunnarsörarna – a real nature experience. Maybe you will even spend the night in this gorgeous place.

Archipelago cruises

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...

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...

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...

Take a trip to Gunnarsörarna

Food always tastes better outdoors. Enjoy a day in nature and finish it with a barbecue over an open fire by the wind shield.

A Finnish laavu (wooden wind shelter) is a temporary outdoors residence, often equipped with a campfire. In Hanko you can find a laavu on the islands “Gunnarsöarna”, situated southwest of Hanko.


Yrjö Sahlstedt

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 spots