Hanko is situated perfectly for birdwatching in Finland. The first migratory birds arrive to the Hanko peninsula and annually you can see approximately 270 different species. During fall, the funnel-shaped peninsula attracts a lot of south-west moving birds to a fairly narrow strip of land.
The shores of Hanko are shallow and the sheltered inlets and bays attract large flocks of birds during migration. Spring arrives early, which means that the birding season is longer than in the rest of the country.
Hotel Villa Maija is a perfect base for birdwatching in Hanko. It’s only a short walking distance to the beautiful sand beaches of Bellevue and the distance to the starting point of Tulliniemi nature path is only 3 km. The fields in Täktom village and the nature reserve of Furuvik are also fairly close.
If you want to go out very early in the morning, you can ask for a breakfast bag from the kitchen the day before.