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Coastal Route

The Coastal Route and Bengtskär lighthouse

The Coastal Route in south-west of Finland is a great way to experience the archipelago, whether you travel by bike or on foot. You can visit Bengtskär lighthouse when you travel from Hanko to Kemiönsaari.

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.

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.

When you arrive in Kasnäs, you can for example enjoy the services of the archipelago spa or stay in a Tentsile Tree Tent. You can also easily visit the surrounding archipelago, for example Hitis and Rosala or Örö, from Kasnäs.

Boat trip from Bengtskär to Kasnäs

  • Duration around 1 h 20-45 minutes

  • Departure at 15.40

  • Departure port Bengtskär

  • 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 one way boat trip Bengtskär-Kasnäs

Good to know

The cafe in Bengtskär accepts Visa, Master and EuroCard, Visa Electron and cash.

We recommend arriving at the pier in Bengtskär 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 can prevent landing on the island. 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 trip, you will get a refund.

Boats can be fully booked, so we warmly recommend making a reservation. The places for bicycles must be booked in advance.

You can reserve your journey from Hanko to Bengtskär for same day from Marine Lines, email myynti@marinelines.fi. Also the boat from Hanko has limited capacity.

Please, read also terms before making a reservation.


The corona pandemic may cause changes and measures in the 2023 season, and we reserve the right to make changes. If necessary, we may, for example, introduce a corona passport.

The Viking Centre and Bengtskär have hand washing facilities and/or hand sanitizer available. The general face mask recommendation is not valid at the moment, but you can of course use a mask if you wish.

  • 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

Corona recommendations for Southwest Finland on the Hospital District's siteLatest updates on COVID-19 on Finnish institute for health and welfare's site.

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 to Kasnäs 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. The limits on the more open route from Hanko can differ. Forecasts: for example fmi.fi, yr.no.


15.40 Bengtskär-Kasnäs, ca 1 h 20-45 min

The reservation entitles you to travel on the booked time. The weather may cause changes to the timetable.