For tour boat passengers and charter groups, guiding is available shortly after arrival. Guiding takes about 15-20 minutes. Weather permitting, it will be outdoors. Guiding is available in Finnish, Swedish, and, when possible, English. It is not possible to give tours to private boats, but you can join the tours organized several times per day.
After the guiding, visitors can explore the exhibitions, the lighthouse keeper’s home, the chapel, and the bunker. Everyone who wants can climb all the way to the top of the tower. Day visitors are not allowed into the accommodation spaces on the third floor, to preserve the privacy of the overnight guests.
Coffee and dining
Coffee and pastries will be served every day, but meals will be prepared only for groups that have ordered in advance. Groups can, for example, order Bengtskär’s traditional fish soup. An appropriate group size is 10-30 people. Café Båkjungfrun has 45 seats. On Saturdays and in July we are unfortunately unable to provide lunch or dinner for day visitors.
During the peak of summer, a second café, Café Maskinrummet, opens on the ground floor.
Because Bengtskär is a visitor lighthouse and is open to the public, you cannot organize private events during the lighthouse’s opening hours. After 19.00 the lighthouse closes, and those who are staying overnight can enjoy their dinner in peace. Groups who have booked all of the rooms can hold private events.
The kitchen at Bengtskär can accommodate most common mild food allergies if informed a week before arrival at latest. Low lactose products are used in all of the cooking. The lighthouse has a liquor license and has small bottles of beer and wine for sale.
For day visitors there are outdoor toilets and a pissoir.
Postcards and letters that are mailed from Bengtskär will receive a special stamp showing that they were sent from the lighthouse.