Travel destinations in Åland! Here you will find lots of tips on things to see and do in Åland. Do you like beautiful nature, Nordic history and good local food? Here are our best travel tips for Åland!

Why travel to Åland?

Åland is an archipelago and a self-governing territory of the Republic of Finland. The archipelago is a demilitarised zone and the language spoken is Swedish. Here you will find beautiful archipelago nature, historical sights and fine local delicacies. A perfect area to discover by car, motorhome or bicycle.

When travelling to Åland, you will of course want to discover the main town of Mariehamn. Other great places to visit include Eckerö, Geta, Sund, Vårdö, Föglö and Kökar. Below you'll find lots of articles with travel tips.

Travel destinations in Åland - inspirational reading

Helena and Peter Bergström in Åland, travel magazine

Info and facts about Åland

  • Main town: Mariehamn
  • Status: Autonomous Region of the Republic of Finland
  • Language: Swedish
  • Residents: Approximately 30,000 people, of which more than 11,000 live in the main town of Mariehamn.
  • Religion: Christianity 
  • Flag: The flag is blue, with a yellow and red cross.
  • Currency: Euro

Good to know about Åland

  • Price mode: Slightly more expensive than in Sweden at present (2023), due to the weakness of the Swedish krona.
  • Time difference: + 1 hour compared to Sweden
  • Emergency number: 112
  • El: Like Sweden
  • Water: Drinkable

Travelling to Åland

  • Flight: You can fly from Stockholm Arlanda to Mariehamn Airport with Finnair.
  • Ferries: Finnlines runs from Kapellskär to Långnäs. Eckerölinjen runs from Grisslehamn to Eckerö. Viking Line and Tallink Silja operate from Stockholm to Mariehamn. Birka Gotland will also cruise to Mariehamn from 2024.
  • Own boat: You can travel to Åland by boat. There are many different guest harbours around the island.

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