Holiday by the sea – a weekend in Hanko

Holiday by the sea – a weekend in Hanko

Known for its beautiful archipelago, Hanko is a port town located on the south coast of Finland. This quiet little town has approximately 130 kilometres of coastline. 30 kilometres of which are sandy beaches.

We planned for this trip in such a short time that most of the hotels were already booked. But we got the last room in a hotel which is conveniently located near restaurants. Finding good coffee was a challenge though. We went to a number of cafes which were all serving the normal Finnish coffee so it was a joy to enter this cafe and see a coffee machine. And the coffee was good too!

It was only a short weekend break, just enough to break the everyday routine and busyness. But it was good, just what I needed. I enjoyed the short hikes, beach walks, the nature’s breeze, good food and the change of environment. It was also nice to visit again the beach where we were last summer.

Do you need a quick break today? Go for it!

All photos by Ari Vitikainen at http://arivitikainenphotography.com

Hanko Blues

Hanko Blues

It was almost 10:00 in the evening when we arrived in Hanko. The sun was peaking through the clouds after driving in the rain. Standing by the shore in a few minutes, I felt I already achieved what I came here for. The cool breeze, fresh air and the gentle sound of the crashing waves… The moon revealed itself too which ended the day in such grandeur.

The next day was even better. Sunshine, hair blowing in the wind, sand on my toes, watching the waves in an empty beach. It was Hanko Blues. Blue waters. Blue skies. It was a perfect beach day!

One of the highlights was to reach the southernmost tip of mainland Finland. It was a beautiful walking trail surrounded by nature. Also, that feeling of achievement to reach the tip, not peak though! Hanko is indeed a recommended holiday destination.

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All photos by Ari Vitikainen at https://www.arivitikainenphotography.com