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A piece of the Finnish Gulf lighthouse history

Really beautiful spot within a shortly boat trip from Helsinki or Porvoo. A strong feeling of what... read more

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Saliven G
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Porvoo, Finland
Beautiful archipelago

A trip to the Soderskar Majakka mostly shows the beautiful Helsinki and Porvoo archipelago, The... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2019
niinan2
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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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Really beautiful spot within a shortly boat trip from Helsinki or Porvoo. A strong feeling of what lighthouse working and living was like in the past centuries. Nice swimming in the clear, clean and crispy sea.
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A trip to the Soderskar Majakka mostly shows the beautiful Helsinki and Porvoo archipelago, The boat ride takes about 2hours from Helsinki market square via Aurinkolahti in Vuosaari. The lighthouse itself is an interesting one: you can have a glimpse of the life of a lighthouse
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A tour operator with a special permit only is allowed to transport tourists to the lighthouse a few specific months during summertime. Outside this time public access to the islet is limited. The tour is operated by Pörtö lines and their boat is quite ascetic but the trip
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Söderskär meaning southern rock is located at sea 1-2 hour boat ride from Helsinki, either from Market Square or Vuosaari (east), where you might have a parking problem. Lighthouse was built 1862 and operated until 1989. It is 32m tall. Location 60° 06′ 30″ N, 25° 24′ 48″ E.
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Went there early in the spring to watch the birds move from the south to the tundra. It might be a bit windy there but if the weather is fine then this will be an truly different experience. The nature is down to the minimum in plants but plentiful when looking at the birds.
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