Built in 1906, Bengtskär is the tallest lighthouse in the Nordic countries. During the war in 1941 a ruthless battles raged for the island, the traces of which can still be seen on the steps up to the tower.
“It’s probably the biggest lighthouse that was ever built. And do you realize that this is the very last island, nobody lives beyond it – there´s nothing but sea? We’re looking the sea straight in the face, so to speak, and far behind us are all those people who live on islands much nearer to the mainland. It’s a wonderful thought, don´t you think?”
– Moominpappa in Tove Jansson’s “Moominpappa at Sea” (Translated by Kingsley Hart)