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First Snow in Hanko

First snow came surprisingly early to Hanko this year. To celebrate the occasion we brought out the winter lights to Villa Maija’s terrace. The winter photos in the gallery below are taken between November 3rd and 4th, 2016.   Photo Gallery              

Villa Maija is the perfect place for a smaller meeting

The choice of venue can be crucial to the success of a meeting. Villa Maija offers a peaceful but inspiring setting for smaller meetings, such as workshops and strategy meetings. Our facilities are suitable for approximately 15 participants and everybody can be provided with single room accommodation. The cozy breakfast room functions also as a meeting[…]

Hanko Film Festival 4th – 10th of November 2016

Hanko Film Festival is arranged for the 18th time and takes place between the 4th – 10th of November 2016. This year’s festival cinemas are Kino Olympia, Regatta, and the Town Hall. The festival program includes interesting Finnish premiers as well as documentaries from Hanko: Samurai Rauni Repo Saarelainen. A modern Finnish action[…]

The Most Beautiful Places in Hanko: Chapel Harbour

The Chapel Harbour (Kappelisatama) is an important historical harbour in Hanko. Thanks to its sheltered location the bay has been used by fishermen and merchants for centuries. Apparently the bay has been used already during the Viking Age, but the first documented descriptions originate from the 13th century. The bay is located on the northwestern[…]

Baltic Sea Marathon October 1st 2016

Baltic Sea Marathon, the southernmost marathon in Finland, is arranged in Hanko on Saturday October 1st, 2016. The official distances are full marathon, half marathon, and quarter marathon. The route goes through beautiful landscapes on the Hanko peninsula. You’ll run along the shores of the Baltic Sea and in Täktom you’ll find yourself surrounded by traditional forest[…]

When Autumn feels like Summer

Thanks to its southern location, the autumn in Hanko can sometimes feel like summer. There is a clear difference compared to the inland, which is best seen through the nature. But also the air feels warmer, especially during the nights, thanks to the warm seawater. On a beautiful autumn day, you should definitely[…]

Welcome to Hanko Photo Festival 3.9.2016

The extraordinary nature of Hanko has always inspired photographers and artists. Come and enjoy a creative weekend by the sea together with other like-minded photographers! Hanko Photo Festival is this year held as a one-day event on Saturday, September 3rd, at the City Hall. The program includes interesting topics around nature and landscape photography.[…]

SeaHorse Week Hanko 2016 Prix de Villa Maija

Hanko SeaHorse Week 2016

The national top riders from Finland gathered in Hanko for the SeaHorse Week in July 2016. The annual show jumping competition is arranged in a beautiful park environment in the middle of the city. Prix de Villa Maija was competed on the last day of the week and the winner was Joni Koivusalo with the[…]

HSF and Hanko Eastern Harbour

Summer Events in Hanko

A lot of events are arranged in Hanko during the summer. The Hanko Regatta took place last weekend and the Music Festival ended yesterday. Many interesting events are still coming up! Events in July and August 11-17.7 Sanoma Hanko Tennis 2016 22–31.7 Hanko Bridge Week 27–31.7 SeaHorse Week 27.7 Sleepyhead Day[…]

Itäsatama ja Hangon Regatta 2015

Hanko Regatta 2016

This year the traditional sailing race takes place between 8-10 of July. The Hanko Regatta is one of the biggest sailing events in Finland, often gathering around 200 participating boats. The race has been held annually since 1945. It can be challenging to find accommodation during the regatta weekend and this year was[…]