The lighthouse island of Tankar
”To me, Tankar is like paradise: a desolate island with its sea-buckthorn berries, a whole cluster of small cabins and jetties, the lighthouse, the piloting station – and floating over all this the smell of salt, drawing one’s thought to the bottomless richness of the Gulf of Bothnia.” Hovilainen, 1945.
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Explore the lighthouse from the inside and climb the stairs to the heights.
Buy tickets in advance! The archipelago cruise ship M/S Jenny operates to the lighthouse island of Tankar during the summer season. M/S Jenny is also available for private cruises – organise a meeting or celebration at sea! The captain and the crew of M/S Jenny welcome you!
Why not stay longer. You can explore the original and genuine archipelago lifestyle by spending the night in the island’s guest cabin or in Tankar Inn hostel.
During the summer season, Café Tankar is open to visitors. The salmon soup served on Tankar is a summer must have. It is delicious. The café is both the heart of the island and the local information office.
The Tankar guest harbour is a popular stop for visiting boaters from near and far. Many end up enjoying the atmosphere of the lighthouse island for a longer period.
Tankar is a versatile destination for also independent visitors who wish to explore the island on their own. Alternatively, it is possible to book a full meeting package or summer wedding in the charming lighthouse island.