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Pasque flowers at Örö Island and Eider ducks at Bengtskär Lighthouse
€150.00
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Special Cruise!

Pasque flowers at Örö Island and Eider ducks at Bengtskär Lighthouse

May 17th 2024

Two of spring's rarities with the same cruise

Örö

Örö's nature is unparalleled. On its sunny heaths and beaches, there are many rare plants and butterflies. On the island, two species of Pasque flowers bloom, which are not found anywhere else in Finland: the Pasque flower and the small Pasque flower.

Additionally, other rare plants in Finland grow on Örö, such as Russian wheatgrass, sand sedge, and marram grass. On the island, you can also admire Finland's largest occurrence of sea kale. The diversity of nature is also evident in the rich variety of butterflies, with over 1700 different species observed.

The visit to Örö begins with a delicious lunch, followed by a guided tour (approximately 3 km). Our guide leads us through the island's unique nature, and we get to admire the rare Pasque flower growing on Örö.

Bengtskär - Eider Paradise

In spring, Bengtskär becomes home to hundreds of Eiders. The human presence on the island keeps predators aways and makes safe habitate for nesting birds.

Eiders nest everywhere: among rocks, flower beds, by the sauna and lighthouse walls, among the grass, under benches, and wheelbarrows. Last year, a new nesting record was achieved: 530 Eider nests.

The visit to Bengtskär starts with a short guiding where you learn about Eiders and lighthouse history. Visitors can then explore the Eiders, lighthouse, exhibitions, and climb 252 steps up to the light tower. The lighthouse café serves delicious fish soup with archipelago bread.

Schedule

Departure at 11:00 from Kasnäs -> Örö, buffet lunch and guided tour on Örö

Departure at 14:45 from Örö -> Bengtskär, guided tour and fish soup at the lighthouse

Return at 17:45 from Bengtskär -> Kasnäs, around 19:00. Coffee and pastry on board.

Our journey takes us through the Hitis archipelago, first to Örö and then to Bengtskär lighthouse along a sheltered route. During the boat trip, you can see birds, often seals, and the archipelago nature.

Meals: Buffet lunch, coffee, and dessert at Örö. Fish soup made from locally caught fish with archipelago bread at Bengtskär. Coffee and pastry on board the boat.

Info

  • Duration: day trip, approx. 8h

  • Tour dates May 17th 2024. 

  • Price €150.00, children (3-12 yr) €75.00, children (0-2 yrs) €12.00.

  • The price includes sea trips Kasnäs-Örö-Bengtskär-Kasnäs, guided tours, and meals at Örö and Bengtskär, as well as coffee and pastry on board.

  • Services and guiding available in finnish, swedish and english.

  • Café and souvenir shop at Örö and Bengtskär. You can pay with cash, debit card, Visa Electron, Visa, Master and EuroCard.

  • Departure harbours: Kasnäs (at the southern tip of Kimito island. Address for car navigator: Kasnäsintie 1296). Free public parking 300m before the harbour.

  • Weather reservation: Severe weather prevents going to the lighthouse on average 3 days/month in May. Trip will be cancelled according to weather forecast and money fully refunded. 

  • Boat is equipped with toilet.

  • Trip very suitable for charter groups also.

Making a reservation

Boats can be fully booked, so we warmly recommend making a reservation.

When you reserve the trip, start by selecting the number of people. The green days on the calendar are still available for the number of people you choose. Select a day, and press the Reserve button when the departure time is displayed. Your booking will be added into the shopping cart, and you can make additional reservations in the online store. When you're done, click on the basket and press the Checkout button. You find the shopping cart to the right in the upper menu bar.

Please, read also terms before making a reservation.

Know before you go

  • Please be at the place of departure (tour starting point) in the morning 5 minutes before the departure time at the latest! The boat leaves from the jetty at the set time.

  • If you arrive by car, we recommend a minimum driving time from Turku 2h, Helsinki 3h, Tampere 4h and Jyväskylä 6h. Please note that the last twenty kilometers of the road to Kasnäs are narrow and the speed limit often 60 km/h. Parking your car will also take a while. The boat leaves on schedule and being late is not a ground for refunds. Free parking 300m from the harbour.

  • Our crew speaks Finnish, Swedish and English.

  • At the departure place, Kasnäs, there is a spa hotel, restaurant, grocery shop and marina.

  • Please book your tour in advance, there is not a ticket sales office at the pier. 

  • The crew is checking your booking in the passenger list. You don't need a ticket.

  • Boat Ms SISSEL.

  • The boat has stairs and thresholds and is not easily accessible. To get on board you need to take a few steps. Our crew is happy to help if needed.

  • Sorry dogs are not allowed to this tour.

  • Protecting the eiders

  • How to behave among eiders

  • Our company works to keep the archipelago and our nature alive and healthy. Our crews are local islanders. We run new and environmentally friendly engines. We plan our routes with an eye to preserving fuel and reduce emissions.