Bengtskar Lighthouse, Rosala

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#5 of 12 in Historic Sites in Southwest Finland
Bengtskär lighthouse is located in the Archipelago Sea about 25 kilometers south west of Hanko, Finland. The lighthouse was built in 1906 on the Bengtskär skerry where it rises 52 meters above sea level and is the highest one in the Nordic countries. Soviet landing troops tried to explode the lighthouse during the Battle of Bengtskär during the Continuation War in 1941.These days Bengtskär lighthouse is a popular tourist destination and is visited annually by roughly 13 000 to 15 000 tourists.
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  • August 17, 2017
    After a half-hour boat ride, you arrive to a tiny island with the lighthouse on it. (Not for those suffering from a boat trip at sea !!!) You can climb 255 steps and see the view from above. (Not as h...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    To get to the lighthouse yourself difficult, so went with tourist centre of Rosala: booking is made on the site, in 11:30 boat picks up travelers with Kasnjasa Pier. First up in the Museum of Viking culture on the island of RUSAL, fed delicious Finnish fish soup, you have time to visit the Museum. Then bring on the Bengtsher. Stunningly beautiful place! Excursion in English, at the lighthouse, you can climb to the top, only there is no exit for external protections. You can drink coffee, send a postcard (!), even a hotel. Tourist Office Rosala Viking Centre works precisely, departure of boats strictly conform to a schedule, the boats all have space, put on the list, first-who have booked through the site. Stands 59 euros per person, and it is really worth its money. Thank you!
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  • July 24, 2017
    Definitely the place to be, which is worth to see. The tower is more than 200 steps to the top, but the views are spectacular. Guides are happy and tell the history of the place.
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