Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Bengtskär lighthouse, Finland

Another lighthouse postcard, this time from Finland.

Bengtskär lighthouse is located in the Archipelago Sea about 25 kilometers south west of Hanko, Finland. The lighthouse was built in 1906 on the Bengtskär skerry where it rises 52 meters above sea level and is the highest one in the Nordic countries. Soviet landing troops tried to explode the lighthouse during the Battle of Bengtskär during the Continuation War in 1941.

These days Bengtskär lighthouse is a popular tourist destination and is visited annually by roughly 13 000 to 15 000 tourists. You can find more information here.

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