The Night of the Ancient Fires
The Night of the Ancient Fires is an annual happening in the archipelago, held on the last Saturday in August. The bonfires were used to guide the seafarers safely ashore. Now the fires are lit along the coastline to remember the old tradition.
To celebrate the day, we are keeping our doors open to the Viking village with free entrance from 5.00 pm to midnight on 26 August 2023. In addition to the museum and exhibitions, our café is also open all evening. Rosala’s own bonfire is lit at 9.30 pm at the bay, gathering villagers and holiday residents to the village harbour.
Boat ride Kasnäs - Rosala - Kasnäs
Archipelago village Rosala and the Viking Centre are located on an island. You can find the car ferry timetable here or information about guest mooring here. The last car ferry departs from the island at 8.00 pm. If you wish to stay a bit later, we recommend reserving seats for the evening boat transport. The boat departs from Kasnäs at 5.15 pm, and from Rosala village harbour at 10.00 pm.
The Kasnäs harbour address is Kasnäsvägen 1289, Kimitoön. There is a free-of-charge parking area in Kasnäs, ca 450 m before the pier on right hand side of the road, at Garpholmsvägen. The road Kasnäsvägen ends in three boat jetties, the boat departs from the one on the right with Vänö-sign. Sometimes also the Örö-jetty beside might be used.
On Rosala island the boat arrives and departs from village harbor, the address is Rosalavägen 1, Kimitoön. It's only about 200 meters walk from the village harbour to the Viking Centre.
To book a round trip, select Kasnäs as the starting location, Rosala as the destination and round trip as the trip type.