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Kokkola Tourism Ltd
Market Place 3
FI-67100 Kokkola
Tel. +358 40 8065 075
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The Lighthouse Island of Tankar

                                                         Majakkasaari Tankar

The island of Tankar is situated in the outher archipelago of Öja in the south of the Bay of Bothnia, approximately 15 km north-west of Kokkola harbour. In the 16th century, the island, which was raised out of the sea as a result of geological uplift, was known by the name Klippan (the Rock). Klippan is appr. 900 m long and 500 m wide. There is a lighthouse
(built 1889), an old fisherman village and a church (1754) on the island. Accommodation facilities available during the summertime.

For centuries the desolate island acted as a base for seal hunters and fishermen. It later became an important landmark for seafarers.

Today, Tankar is, in terms of tourism, one of Finland´s most important lighthouse islands and one of the most popular tourist attraction in Kokkola. During the summer there is regular scheduled traffic (timetable) to the island from Kokkola´s passenger harbour (Meripuisto). You can also visit the island with your own boat or canoe. The guest harbour which is protected by a wave-break has draft of 3,0 - 3,5, m.


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