Greet the biggest, outmost lighthouse of the Nordics, where the tales of the Vikings are alive.
Within easy reach of Helsinki stands a monument to the past, in one of the most extraordinary locations imaginable – the imposing giant that is the Bengtskär lighthouse.
Perched on its own islet some 25kms from the mainland and towering over 50 meters above the sea, this magnificent lighthouse has now been restored to its former glory. And while it no longer serves to guide a safe passage to ships, it has instead become a living monument to its own past, with a museum and permanent exhibit depicting its rich history – a truly unique destination.
After stopping off for an early lunch at the Café Vivan, famed for its local delicacies and manor house island setting, your boat sails into the beauty of the archipelago, its destination – the isolation and peace of Bengtskär lighthouse. Once explored, and its secrets revealed, we head to the delightful island of Högsåra, home of the locals favourite eating place – the Farmors Café. Here, the owners pride themselves on delivering a home-cooking experience, with a menu that changes with the seasons, rooted in the best traditions of archipelago cuisine and their signature cakes, all in a casual and picturesque setting.
It’s a lot to pack in – a sea voyage, a walk in the shadow of history that is the Bengtskär lighthouse, and local cuisine at its best for both lunch and dinner in a beautiful setting, but we make it easy for you to enjoy a memorable day within comfortable reach of the capital.
Bengtskär Lighthouse from Far
Approaching Bengtskär Lighthouse
Bengtskär Lighthouse About to Land
Bengtskär from above
Stairs to the Top of Bengtskär Lighthouse
The Rocky Island
Journey to Bengtskär Lighthouse
Boathouse on the Island of Högsåra
Dinner Full of Delicacies at Farmors Cafe
- Transfer from and to Helsinki center
- Boat transfer during the trip
- Buffet lunch at Café Vivan
- Guided tour at Bengtskär Lighthouse
- Dinner at Farmors Café
We recommend checking the weather in the morning. It is always good to be prepared for a warm day as well as for some rain. Remember to bring with you sun cream, wind and waterproof jacket, and sunglasses.
08.00 Hilton Helsinki Strand
08.10 Hotel Kämp
08.20 Radisson Blu Royal
08.30 Radisson Blu Seaside
20.40 Radisson Blu Seaside
20.50 Radisson Blu Royal
21.00 Hotel Kämp
21.10 Hilton Helsinki Strand
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