On 10th Sep'2003, Finland postal department issued 5 (five) stamps featuring Lighthouses in the Gulf of Finland. Pictured are the Lighthouses of Bengtskar, Harmaja, Russaro, Ronnskar and Soderskar.
Situated 25 kilometers South-West of Hanko, BENGTSKAR Lighthouse stands as a Tallest Lighthouse in Scandinavia. The Lighthouse stands on the rocky islet in the Gulf of Finland. The lighthouse was damaged during the World War I and II. Later on, the lighthouse was renovated and today, the Lighthouse has turned into a Museum.
Built in the year 1906, the BENGTSKAR Lighthouse:
- Tower is CIRCULAR made of stone
- ELEVATION is 52 meters above the sea
- Has 252 steps of the spiral staircase
- LIGHT character is 3 (THREE) FLASHES every 20 seconds