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 cafe
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.
Bengtskär lighthouse's cosy cafe is open during the visit serving coffee, other beverages and small sweet snacks.
Duration 3 h 35 minutes - 4 h 10 minutes
Departure at 12.50
Departure port Rosalavägen 1, 25950 Rosala (municipality of 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 trip Rosala-Bengtskär-Rosala and Bengtskär's entrance fee.
Good to know
The cafe and souvenir shop in Bengtskär accepts Visa, Master and EuroCard, Visa Electron and cash.
The departure harbour is located in Rosala village, very near Rosala Viking Centre. You can arrive on Rosala island by free scheduled car ferry from Kasnäs. Please note that on Sundays the first ferry will depart from Kasnäs at 12.00 noon. The car ferry trip takes about 30 minutes, and the departure pier for Bengtskär's boats is about 5 km from the car ferry harbour. You can also arrive to Rosala with your own boat. We recommend arriving at the pier in Rosala village harbour 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, you will 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.
If necessary, a pet can come with you on the cruise from the beginning of July. The number of pets on the cruise is limited, and the pet's trip must always be booked in advance.
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. Weather forecasts: for example fmi.fi, yr.no.
12.50 Rosala-Bengtskär, ca 50 min
Bengtskär, independent touring of the island, lighthouse and exhibitions, café open
15.40 Bengtskär-Rosala, ca 50 min - 1 h 15 min.
The reservation entitles you to travel only on the booked time. The weather may cause changes to the timetable.