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Welcome to an unforgettable trip in the archipelago!

Bengtskär is the tallest lighthouse in Scandinavia, and its massive stone walls have witnessed some of the most dramatic events in Finland’s history. On climbing the tower and reaching the top, you’re awarded with a stunning view of the sea. You can explore the lighthouse keeper’s life in bygone days, the battle of Bengtskär and for example archipelago nature at the exhibitions on the lower floors.

Guiding and café

The lighthouse is easy to get acquainted with on your own, but we recommend also taking part in the free introduction during your visit. Bengtskär's brief guiding of the lighthouse's history is held - weather permitting - outdoors. Due to the corona, there will be no guided tours in the summer of 2020. Instead the visitors will receive a brochure about the lighthouse.

Bengtskär lighthouse's cosy café is open during the visit serving coffee, other beverages and small sweet snacks.

Briefly

  • Duration 4 h 45 minutes - 6 h
  • Departure at 11.30 or 12.15 depending on date of travel
  • Departure port Örö, Kimitoön
  • Weather reservation, strong wind and/or rough waves can cause changes in timetable, travel times, or prevent landing on Bengtskär altogether. We reserve right to all changes
  • The price includes boat transfers Örö-Bengtskär-Kasnäs and entrance fee

Good to know

The café and souvenir shop in Bengtskär accepts Visa, Master and EuroCard, Visa Electron and cash.

The departure harbour is located in Örö. Örö island can be reached by a water bus from Kasnäs, see the prices and timetable here. The boat trip from Kasnäs takes 50-60 minutes. We recommend arriving at the pier in Örö harbour 15 minutes before the Bengtskär's boat's departure.

Trips to Bengtskär are always weather dependent. Heavy seas caused by strong wind prevents landing on the island about twice a month in the summertime. In that case the trip is cancelled  and refunded.

Boats can be fully booked, so we warmly recommend making a reservation. Places for 0-2 year olds must also be reserved even if they travel for free. Children may only travel accompanied by an adult.

Please, read also terms before making a reservation.

Covid-19

We don't book the boats to full passenger capacity. The boats and Bengtskär have hand washing facilities and/or hand sanitizer available. We recommend the use of a face mask and protective disposable gloves during the boat trips.

  • Travel only if you are healthy!
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so on a disposable handkerchief or your sleeve
  • Clean your hands often and avoid touching surfaces unnecessarily
  • Keep your distance from others whenever possible
  • Travel and spend time outdoors whenever possible

Sometimes asked

Clothing. We recommend clothing according to weather, and comfortable walking shoes suitable for uneven terrain. It can be windy and humid at sea, but just as well warm and very sunny. The weather can change quickly.

Equipment. Consider bringing sunscreen, and perhaps even a flashlight for exploring the bunker in Bengtskär. Don't forget your camera, if you wish to take photos!

Boats. The boats are water-bus type and covered, and don't have a café aboard. Some boats have a toilet, others don't.

Wind limit for landing on Bengtskär. Depending on wind and wave direction around 10 m/s wind and/or 1.5 m significant wave height on Northern Baltic Proper. Forecasts: for example fmi.fi, yr.no

Timetable

Sun-Fri 30 May - 24 June and 9-29 August 2021
11.30 Örö-Rosala, ca 30 min
12.50 Rosala-Bengtskär, ca 50 min
Bengtskär, independent touring of the island, lighthouse and exhibitions, café open
15.40 Bengtskär-Kasnäs, n. 1 h 20 min - 1 h 45 min

If you wish, you can take a walk in Rosala before the journey continues towards Bengtskär. The harbour is about 200 meters from Rosala Viking Centre and its café.

Sat 29 May - 19 June and 14-28 August, every day 28 June - 8 August 2021
12.15 Örö-Rosala, ca 30 min
12.50 Rosala-Bengtskär, ca 50 min
Bengtskär, independent touring of the island, lighthouse and exhibitions, café open
15.40 Bengtskär-Kasnäs, n. 1 h 20 min - 1 h 45 min.