Welcome to an unforgettable trip in the archipelago!
In the Viking Centre you can experience Finland living the end of its Iron Age, the mythical Viking Age. Museum consists of not only informative exhibitions, but also an entire reconstructed Viking village where you can for example try on a Viking warriors outfit or play games enjoyed already by the Vikings.
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.
Guidings and lunch
Both the Viking Centre and the lighthouse are easy to get acquainted with on your own, but we recommend also taking part in the free introductions during your visit. The short video presentation at the Viking Centre introduces the mythology of Vikings. 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 Bengtskär in the summer of 2020. Instead the visitors will receive a brochure about the lighthouse.
The lunch is enjoyed in the majestic Chieftain Hall of the Viking village. The lunch is traditional fish soup, archipelago bread and coffee/tea. Bengtskär lighthouse's cosy café is open during the visit serving coffee, other beverages and small sweet snacks.
- Duration 6 h 30 min - 7 h
- Departure at 10.30
- Departure port Kasnäs, 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, entrance fees and lunch at the Viking Centre
Good to know
We can take notice of most of food allergies at the lunch, as long as we get the information in advance. All food is low lactose. You can write the diets on Additional information under Customer details at checkout.
The cafés in Viking Centre and Bengtskär accept Visa, Master and EuroCard, Visa Electron and cash.
There is a public free-of-charge parking area in Kasnäs around 450 meters before the pier. The road Kasnäsvägen ends in three boat jetties. The boats depart from the Vänö jetty on the right, or on busy days from the Örö jetty in the middle. We recommend arriving at the pier 15 minutes before departure.
Trips to Bengtskär are always weather dependent. The weather at sea can cause changes to the timetable and itinerary. Heavy seas caused by strong wind prevents landing on the island about twice a month in the summertime. We try to inform our guests about cancellation in advance, but sometimes this is not possible as the weather may not always be consistent with forecasts. If we cancel the whole trip, you can transfer your trip for another day of the same price or get a refund. If you paid for the trip with a gift card, you can transfer your trip for another day.
Boats can be fully booked, so we warmly recommend making a reservation. Children may only travel accompanied by an adult.
Please, read also terms before making a reservation.
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.