Discover 6,700 islands

Åland has 6,700 named islands and additionally 20,000 smaller islands and islets waiting for you to discover. Simply make up your mind as to what to do and see, where, when, how and with whom! This site provides you with further information, maps and contact details.


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The Åland Sea Days

Welcome to the Sea Days 18−22 July 2018 in the Maritime Quarter, eastern harbor of Mariehamn – a vibrant maritime environment with boatbuilding, smithery and other crafts. Come and experience the maritime atmosphere and programme!

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Treasure hunt in Mariehamn

Mariehamn is a town that is brimming with secrets. There are a large number of caches to be found. But what is a geocache, actually?

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Races in the unique archipelago landscape 2018

In Åland there are running and cycle races, as well as other sports events for all tastes, for both amateurs and professionals. The events are spread throughout the year.

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Places where you can … just breathe

During busy holiday times it’s great to be able to pause for breath and recharge your batteries. In Åland there are plenty of naturally beautiful places that provide an invitation to reflect and meditate.

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Kids’ favourites in Åland

Families enjoy the Åland islands. Here are some tips and selected gems that you absolutely should not miss when you are in Åland.

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Welcome to culinary Åland!

New ideas are bubbling in pots and pans as local gastronomers enthusiastically head toward the future armed with traditional Åland foods and culinary skills.

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Highlights

Åland has many fine sights of high class. If your time on Åland is limited and you don’t have time to see everything, there are still a few sights you don’t want to miss.

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Experience a Viking market on traditional soil

Welcome to the Viking market in Saltvik Kvarnbo 26–28 July that will propel you right into the world of the Vikings. Come and meet modern Vikings from Swedish, Finnish, British, German and Polish Viking associations. Viking-style songs and music alternate with weapon games and training in the art of combat.

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Experience a Viking market on traditional soil

Welcome to the Viking market in Saltvik Kvarnbo 26–28 July that will propel you right into the world of the Vikings. Come and meet modern Vikings from Swedish, Finnish, British, German and Polish Viking associations. Viking-style songs and music alternate with weapon games and training in the art of combat.

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The legal right of access to private land (“Allemansrätten”) in Åland

You have the right to move around freely on foot, on a bicycle or in a kayak,

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Åland celebrates Lillajul

Lillajul, or “Little Christmas”, is an old and popular tradition in Åland. It is always celebrated on the Saturday before the first Advent. Get into Christmas spirit and celebrate Lillajul in Åland by visiting the Christmas market “Lillajulmarknaden” at Jan Karlsgården open-air museum in Sund.

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Apple country

As you approach northern Finström, something happens to the landscape.

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A town built around shipping

Mariehamn was founded in 1861 by Tsar Alexander II when Åland and Finland were a part of the Russian empire.

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Comfortable camping in the countryside

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Christmas markets in Åland 2017

Explore Christmas markets in Åland and experience the warm atmosphere and all the familiar Christmas scents and flavours.

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Excursion islands

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