The Archipelago Sights Route

Welcome to an unforgettable trip in the archipelago!

  • Bengtskär

In the Viking Centre you can experience Finland living the end of its Iron Age, the mythical Viking Age. Museum consists of not only informative exhibitions, but also an entire reconstructed Viking village where you can for example try on a Viking warriors outfit or play games enjoyed already by the Vikings. The delicious lunch is served in the atmospheric Chieftain hall.

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 café offers a delightful setting for afternoon coffee, and the island’s cliffs a chance for relaxing by the sea.

Departures and prices 1.6-31.8.2024

Departure from Kasnäs via Rosala every day at 10.30. Duration approximately 6,5-7 hours.

The cruise price is from 74 € / person (Saturdays from 80 € / person), half price for children 4-14 years and 7 € / 0-3 year old. Price includes boat transport, entrance fees, guiding and lunch (traditional fish soup, archipelago bread and coffee/tea) at the Viking Centre and Bengtskär’s info leaflet.

Book the trip from Kasnäs here

You can also book the cruise from Rosala island. The price is from 53 € / person including boat transfer from Rosala and the lighthouse’s info leaflet.

Book the trip from Rosala here

If you are for example cycling the Coastal Route, one way trip from Bengtskär to Rosala or Kasnäs is from 31,50 € / person and 8 € / bicycle. Book one way trip here

Rights to changes in time-tables and prices are reserved. Weather reservation: strong wind and/or rough waves can prevent landing on Bengtskär.

Boats can be fully booked, so we warmly recommend making a reservation!

Good to know

Recommended minimum driving time from Turku is 1,5 hours and from Helsinki 2,5 hours. The address to harbour is Kasnäsintie 1289, Kemiönsaari (see map).

The free-of-charge parking area for Bengtskär travellers is situated on the left hand side ca 200 m before you reach the pier. It is locked, and you receive the code when booking. In addition, there is a larger open and free area for parking on the right hand side of the road ca 450 m before the pier.

The road Kasnäsvägen ends in three jetties, the one on the right is where the vessels start. There is a sign with the name Vänö at the jetty. On busy days also the Örö-jetty beside can be used.

Open an aerial picture from Kasnäs harbour or watch Live webcam on Kasnäs Kompass webpage.

If you have booked your trip from Rosala, the boats will start from the Rosala village harbour, 200 m from the Viking Centre. The car ferry M/S Aurora operates according to its schedule between Kasnäs and Rosala island, and arrives to Långnäs, ca 5 km from the village harbour. Also in the case that you want to travel from Rosala, it is possible to book a guiding and lunch at the Viking Centre before departure.

We recommend arriving at the piers at least 10 minutes before departure.

The boats are Sissel (80 passengers), Minandra (45 pass), Ocean (33 pass) and Alva (21 pass). The skippers have passenger lists and will show you to the right boat, if we use several boats on the day of your trip.

  • Minandra

Trips to Bengtskär are always weather dependent. Heavy seas caused by strong wind prevents landing on the island about twice a month in the summertime. The wind limit is around 10 m/s depending on the wind direction. The weather can also cause changes to the timetable and itinerary.

Booking terms

Naturally, you are very welcome to contact us by e-mail with any questions you might have. We are here to help you!