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Kokkola Tourism Ltd
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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.