Utö Island

Parainen, Finland

Utö is a small island in the Finland Archipelago Sea. It is the southernmost year-round inhabited island in Finland. The written history of island dates back to the 16th century. Since the 17th century, it has been a base for pilots, lighthouse keepers, custom officials and soldiers.

The first lighthouse in Finland was built on Utö in 1753. The round lighthouse building was blown up during the Swedish-Russian war of 1808-1809. The present lighthouse was built in 1814 under the supervision of Chief Pilot Gustav Brodd. The lantern and the lights have been modernized several times. The present lens was installed in 1906.

Today Utö is popular place for a day trip. You can visit on lighthouse, a small museum and village with old wooden cottages.


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Utö, Parainen, Finland
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Finland
Historical period: Reformation (Finland)

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Tuula Säpyskä (3 years ago)
A great and different place for such a Finnish Finn.
Paavo Kramsu (3 years ago)
A great place to watch the birds move!
Ronny Nedermo (3 years ago)
Utö är Utö, finns hotell, restaurang, butik och fina vyer.
Niko Sjöblom (5 years ago)
The parents live on the magnificent lighthouse island of Utö. Stunning Lighthouse Church which I have had the honor to see. My parents' green house is different from other island homes in the middle of the lighthouse and kiosk. Have a nice summer memories?
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