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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.

  • A Gift Card

    A gift card is always a good idea! Buy a gift card for the amount you want and you can use it for the service you want in the Visit Kokkola online store. Delivery immediately by e-mail.

  • Lighthouse Days

    Explore the lighthouse from the inside and climb the stairs to the heights.

  • M/S Jenny

    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!

  • Lodging

    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.

  • Café Tankar

    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.

  • Guest harbour

    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.

  • Other services

    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.