Kvarken Archipelago – Hunting

Hunting provided much-needed extra food in the archipelago, and was primarily pursued for meat. Hunting water birds used to be a significant way – next after seal hunting – to get fresh meat onto the archipelago household’s table.

Kvarken Archipelago – History of Fishing

Hunters and fishermen have roamed the Kvarken area since the Stone Age. Fishing and seal hunting were the main sources of livelihood from the Middle Ages up in the late 19th century.

Kvarken Archipelago – Fäliskäret, Rönnskären

Fäliskäret is a smallish, about 400 meter wide and a kilometer long C-letter shaped island that belongs to the Rönnskär archipelago and is located by the open sea. Its 22-meter high bell tower-like lighthouse is the oldest wooden sea mark…

Kvarken Archipelago – Ancient Relics

Human activity in the archipelago is closely related to fishing, seal hunting and seafaring. Our harsh archipelago, which is very rocky and has relatively scarce vegetation in places, creates unique conditions for ancient relics, and, due to the land uplift,…

Historical lighthouses 2001

Calendar with pictures of Finland’s old lighthouses. Lighthouses of the islands of Valsörarna and Norrskär are included. Texts in English, Swedish and Finnish.

Bodvattnet Nature Trail 4.2 km

Along the trail, you will see Bodback, which is the former fishing harbour of the village of Björkö. Today, Bodback is a museum site that boasts many boathouses and boat docks. During the summer, the seaside meadows are managed by…