Tankar is a small lighthouse island which has been inhabited since the 16th century. The oldest buildings are a chapel built in 1754 and fisherman’s hut built in 1768. The lighthouse was completed in 1889.

Today Tankar is a popular tourist attraction offering visitors an experience of nature and an insight into what life used to be like in the archipelago. You will find further information about Tankar island and boat trips to the island on the website of Kokkola Tourism Ltd.

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    b-m nelimarkka (12 months ago)
    Vackert to this, uh. Beautiful place, island Beautiful place, island
    b-m nelimarkka (12 months ago)
    Vackert to this, uh. Beautiful place, island Beautiful place, island
    Andrey Dernov (2 years ago)
    The cafe seemed very cozy. The cafe staff are incredibly friendly! The building itself is imbued with age and resistance to nature. A terrace with flowers in "pots" creates warmth even in autumn! The nature is fantastic. The paths on the rocky shores between the "puddles" give a fabulous atmosphere. The boats are well protected from the waves.
    Andrey Dernov (2 years ago)
    The cafe seemed very cozy. The cafe staff are incredibly friendly! The building itself is imbued with age and resistance to nature. A terrace with flowers in "pots" creates warmth even in autumn! The nature is fantastic. The paths on the rocky shores between the "puddles" give a fabulous atmosphere. The boats are well protected from the waves.
    jens rönnqvist (2 years ago)
    A great getaway!
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