Start from Helsinki at 7.30 AM, touristbus stop, Address: Mannerheiminaukio 2, just in front of the Kiasma museum (buscompany is Launokorpi).
We drive to Kemiönsaari (Kimitoön in Swedish) and its southernmost place, Kasnäs, arrival time is appr. 10.30 AM. Time for a cup of coffee etc by your own cost.
At 11.00 AM we will continue our way towards the Bengtskär lighthouse by boat Sissel. During this boat trip there is a great possibility to enjoy the most outstanding views of Archipelago.
We’ll see birds, occasionally seals, landscapes, nature and history. The spring weather is cool but it’s always warm on board.
In Bengtskär lighthouse we are appr. 12.15 PM. We will have guidening and also free time there.
Spring in the outer archipelago is a magical time. The little lighthouse island becomes home for hundreds of nesting eider ducks. The human presence on the island keeps predators away and makes a safe habitat for nesting birds.
In the lighthouse café we serve Bengtskär fish soup, dark archipelago rye bread followed by coffee and a cinnamon bun.
At 15.45 PM starts the boattour back to Kasnäs, where we are app. at 17.00 PM. Driving back to Helsinki, arrival time appr. 20.00 PM.
Timetable of the tour:
7.30 start from Helsinki by tourist bus
11:00 Kasnäs - Bengtskär by boat
12.15-15.45 Time to spend in Bengskär
15:45 Bengtskär - Kasnäs by boat
17.00 Kasnäs-Helsinki by tourist bus
20.00 Arrival to Helsinki
Harsh weather and/or high waves can prevent landing on Bengtskär. This usually happens about two times per month during the summer. If the weather forecast predicts harsh weather, we will try to inform you the day before, but sometimes conditions can change quickly and there is a chance we will not be able to inform you in advance. In this case we will have another programme, which is Örö fortress island.
Clothing and equipment:
We recommend comfortable shoes, which will make it easier to move on the uneven terrain. The cliffs can also be slippery. The weather can change quickly, so it’s good to have warm, wind resistant clothing. On sunny days, it’s good to bring sunscreen. You might want to bring a flashlight for exploring the bunker.
English, Finnish, Swedish
This one day tour is suitable for a person who has a normal helth condition. Not suitable for handicapped person.