Lighthouse island Tankar, Kokkola, Finland

The island of Tankar is situated 15 km north-west of Kokkola harbour. 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. Tankar is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Kokkola. During the summer there is regular scheduled traffic to the island from Kokkola´s passenger harbour (Meripuisto).
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Kokkola, Finland - Tankar lighthouse

Kokkola, Finland - Tankar lighthouse

The island Tankar in the Finnish archepelago. Kokkola, Finland

The island Tankar in the Finnish archepelago. Kokkola, Finland

Tankar lighthouse, Kokkola, Finland

Tankar lighthouse, Kokkola, Finland

Tankar, Kokkola, Finland

Tankar, Kokkola, Finland

Lighthouse in Kokkola, a fantastic west coast town in Finland! photo © Kokkolan Matkailu Oy | www.visitkokkola.fi

Lighthouse in Kokkola, a fantastic west coast town in Finland! photo © Kokkolan Matkailu Oy | www.visitkokkola.fi

The island of Tankar is typical of the Finnish archipelago: Rocky and rugged, yet green and cute. Tankar is located 18 kilometres from Kokkola harbor to west north.  - Tankar -saari sijaitsee eteläisellä Perämerellä Kokkolan ulkosaaristossa, noin 18 km luoteeseen Kokkolan satamasta.

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The island of Tankar is typical of the Finnish archipelago: Rocky and rugged, yet green and cute. Tankar is located 18 kilometres from Kokkola harbor to west north. - Tankar -saari sijaitsee eteläisellä Perämerellä Kokkolan ulkosaaristossa, noin 18 km luoteeseen Kokkolan satamasta.

Tankar Island, a beautiful little island off the coast of Kokkola.  Take the M/S Jenny to get there.  The salmon soup they serve on the island is very yummy.

Tankar Island, a beautiful little island off the coast of Kokkola. Take the M/S Jenny to get there. The salmon soup they serve on the island is very yummy.

Stone pile in Tankar lighthouse island, Kokkola, Finland. According to a custom, every first-time visitor on the island must bear one stone from the seashore to the stone pile in the middle of the island.

Stone pile in Tankar lighthouse island, Kokkola, Finland. According to a custom, every first-time visitor on the island must bear one stone from the seashore to the stone pile in the middle of the island.


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