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Harbour in Hanko


This narrow strait between Tullisaari and Kobben is a protected natural harbour where ships from countries around the Baltic Sea once waited out storms. The sailors killed time by carving their initials or tales of …
Seafood in Hanko

Hangon Portti

You’ll need to take a two-minute ferry journey from the East Harbour pier to this little whitewashed, wicker-furnished cottage, perched on a rugged granite island. Sailor's meatballs (with mashed potatoes and lingon…
Museum in Hanko

Rintama Museo

Original trenches, bunkers and artillery guns remain at the site of some of the worst Winter War fighting, 19km northeast of Hanko. Also here is a poignant indoor museum with interesting exhibits and knowledgeable g…
Scandinavian in Hanko


At the eatery-clad East Harbour, Origo distinguishes itself with geothermal heating, local, organic ingredients and a seasonal gourmet menu. Braised pork cheek cooked overnight is a treat, as is the salmon soup with…
Bar in Hanko

Park Café

Surrounded by the greenery of Puistovuoret (Spa Park), this lovely clapboard cottage was recently restored to its Victorian grandeur. Tables set amid the trees make a perfect place for a summertime drink. There's oc…
Sailing in Hanko

Hanko Regatta

More than 200 boats compete in the Hanko Regatta. The event attracts thousands of spectators and has a high-spirited carnival atmosphere.
Tower in Hanko

Water Tower

Zip up the lift to the top of the 50m-high water tower on Vartiovuori Hill for sweeping views across town and out to sea.
Historic Building in Hanko

Neljän Tuulen Tupa

On Little Pine Island, 1.5km east of the town centre, is the House of the Four Winds, where locals snuck swigs of ‘hard tea’ during the Finnish Prohibition (1919–32). Disturbed by the merrymaking, Field Marshal CGE …
Seafood in Hanko


Makasiini's decor of rough timber, snow-white napkins and flickering candles is complemented by simple cooking that allows the high-quality regional ingredients to shine. The menu changes weekly, but there's always …
Seafood in Hanko

På Kroken

With its own smokehouse and boat-fresh lobster and shellfish, På Kroken's yacht-shaped buffet teems with choices. If the restaurant's beyond your budget, the adjoining cafe serves cheaper dishes, including fabulous …