See one of Åland's most remarkable historical monuments!
fortress of Bomarsund was built during the years 1832-1854. Åland was
Russian at the time and the fortress was intended for the Russian
contingents on the islands. The establishment was calculated for 5000
men, which by Åland standards was an enormous building project. It had
a big impact on the Åland society and still today the expression "the
Bomarsund era" remains.
The Bomarsund era got an abrupt ending. The establishment was
thoroughly ruined when attacked by the allied English-Frenchmen. Even
though the Bomarsund fortress was a parentheses in the Åland history,
the consequences of it's rise and fall remains today; Åland became a
The ruins of the fortress is now one of Åland's most remarkable
On the other side of the channel, next to the bridge of Prästö, is a
small museum where pictures and objects from Bomarsund are on display.
The Bomarsund museum in the Pilot cottage of Prästö.
Mo–Fr 10 am – 5 pm
Every day 10 am – 5 pm
Mo-Fr 10 am – 5 pm
Phone: +358 (0)18 - 432134