International lighthouse weekend
International lighthouse weekend at Sälgrund 19. – 20.8.2023.
Vera’s Coffee house is open at 10-16. Kaskinen Sea Charters non-stop boat transportations to the Sälgrund island. Boat ride costs 10 €/person (5 € for children under 12 years).
Visit Sälgrund and enjoy the atmosphere of a summer lighthouse island!
Sälgrund Lighthouse and Pilot Station
Visit the lighthouse island of Sälgrund. Discover the history of the lighthouse and the former pilot station and get to know the island’s hiking opportunities.
Day trip to the lighthouse island
Visit the island along a summery lighthouse tour. You can take a midsummer scheduled boat trip, take your own boat or pre-book a charter.
Cafeteria – Vera’s Coffeehouse
Enjoy savory and sweet goods in the Vera’s Coffeehouse and have a peek of the former pilot station. Open in mid-summer and on request for groups throughout the summer.
Bed & Breakfast
Spend the night in the Lighthouse Island. Stay at the Sälgrund B&B, at the former pilot station or in the outbuilding in its grounds, and spend a summer night on Lighthouse Island.
Getting to the island
We offer transport on request throughout the summer, 1.5-30.09.2023
We offer boat transportation for groups on request, leaving either from the city at Guest Harbour (Satamakatu 18) or from Fish Harbour (Street address: Kalasatamantie 162, parking at Kalasatamantie 140). Guest Harbour has parking options. The journey from the Guest Harbour takes around 30 minutes during which you have the chance to see the life of locals, activities are the industrial area as well as deepwater port from the sea. The journey from the Kalasatama takes around 10 minutes.
Regular boat transportations on Sundays
During 4.6. - 30.7.2023 we offer regular boat transportations every Sunday from 12-18. The ride costs 10€/person.
The cafeteria, Vera's coffee house, is open every Sunday 12-18.
Timetable, Kaskinen Sea-Charter boat transportations
Departures on Sundays 12:00, 13:00 and 15:00
Returns on Sundays 14:00, 15:30 and 18:00
The transportation leaves from the Kaskinen Fish Harbour (Street address: Kalasatamantie 162, parking at Kalasatamantie 140), taking around 10 minutes to arrive at Laxhamn Harbour at the Sälgrund island.
Lighthouse trip to Sälgrund on Wednesdays
During 1.6-2.8 we organised a trip to the Lighthouse on Wednesdays at 11-16. The ride leaves from the Kaskinen Kalasatama, Kalasatamantie 162, taking around 10 minutes to arrive at Laxhamn Harbour at the island. Book your day trip in advance, latest on the previous Monday.
The trip is 55€/ person and 35€/ under 12, including transportation, homemade salmon soup with archipelago bread, coffee and cake plus entrance to the lighthouse.
We can organise day trips to groups (minimum 6 person) also on other days. Book in advance.
Coming to the island with your own boat?
On the east side of the island is located the old fish harbour, Laxhamn.
The boats can go ashore there and the passengers are welcomed to visit the island and enjoy the catering of Vera’s Coffee house during the opening hours.
Coordinates: 62°20,3’ P, 21°12,2’ I
The 800 metres long path takes the visitors from the harbour to the Sälgrund pilot station.
Notice that during the private events the pilot station and the garden are reserved for private use only.