Christmas buffets in Åland introduce a traditional Christmas buffet with an archipelago twist. The local buffet draws inspiration from both Sweden and Finland. But smoked perch, pine tar marinated herring and shoemaker’s salmon are Åland dishes that give the Christmas buffet extra spice.
Guests from Sweden and Finland alike meet both new and familiar tastes and scents of Christmas at the traditional Åland Christmas buffet. Finland’s contribution to the Åland Christmas buffet is oven-baked casserole dishes such as carrot bake, turnip bake and potato bake. Visitors from the Swedish side will be familiar with ham and sausages. But pigs’ trotters, à la daube and brawn get to give way to all of the archipelago’s fish dishes.
Restaurant Nautical – Christmas buffet with fantastic view
You’ll find one of the Ålanders’ most popular Christmas buffets at the restaurant Nautical, Finland’s seventh best restaurant according to the White Guide Nordic 2016. This restaurant, with its fine old traditions, gives you the chance to enjoy a truly deluxe Christmas buffet. The fantastic view over the western harbour and the four-masted barque Pommern enhances the atmosphere.
The Christmas buffet will be served 26th November–23th December: Mondays–Fridays at 11am–2pm and in the evening from 6 pm, on Saturdays from 6 pm and both Saturdays on 11th and 18th of December at 3–5 pm. Remember to book the table in advance by contacting Nautical via email@example.com or +358 18 19 931.
Christmas buffet at Silverskär – a unique archipelago experience
The Christmas buffet at Silverskär, a Green Key restaurant, starts with a short boat trip out to the island. After the boat trip you’ll be welcomed to Mellangårds where they’ll be serving mulled wine and homemade Carita’s gingerbread biscuits. It’s pleasant, informal and intimate.
Silverskär’s kitchen with the chefs Viktor Eriksson and Gustav Eriksson has been serving up Åland specialities at Nedergårds (or Ladugårds). The meat balls are made from Highland Cattle beef from the neighbouring village of Långbergsöda, and the fish which includes home-cured herring for the shoemaker’s salmon comes from Bennys Fisk. In terms of desserts there are traditional goodies, such as beestings pudding, as well as Christmas sweets and chocolate mousse. Silverskär’s Christmas buffet will be served between 18th of November and 6th of December Wednesdays–Sundays with one afternoon and one evening seating. For reservations and more information contact Silverskär via firstname.lastname@example.org or +358 18 525 565.
Smakbyn – Christmas buffet in a castle environment
Smakbyn is situated a stone’s throw from Kastelholm Castle. The star chef Michael Björklund and his wife Jenny Björklund and personnel will be laying on a family Christmas buffet with out-and-out pure and simple flavours and locally produced raw products including the very own Christmas favorites of Michael and his staff.
The Christmas buffet will be served Thursdays–Saturdays during the period of 25th of November–17th of December and on Sunday 12th of December: Thursdays and Fridays at 6 pm, Saturdays at 4 pm and 7 pm, as well as on Sunday 18th at 4 pm. You can taste some of Smakbyn’s own drinks, Appleaud and Röd Granit, with the Christmas buffet. An activity as tasting of beverages from Smakbyn’s own distillery can be arranged upon request. For table reservations and further information contact Smakbyn via email@example.com or by +358 18 43 666.
Degersand’s Christmas buffet – combine with curling in Eckerö
At the restaurant Q in Degersand the scent of mulled wine and homemade gingerbread is spread in the restaurant. Different kinds of fish dishes and homemade delicacies are served the second weekend in December, on 9–11th of December, from Friday until Sunday. Groups from 20 people are welcome also other times by agreement.
What’s more, you can now combine Degersand’s Christmas buffet with a game of curling at Vianor Curling Center and stay overnight in a winter cottage at Degersand Resort. For reservations and more information contact Degersand via firstname.lastname@example.org or by +358 18 38004.
More Christmas Buffets
Our calendar shows opening times and contact information to the restaurants that serve Christmas buffets. For prices and further information visit the restaurants’ homepages. Remember to book your table well in advance! Read more about little Christmas traditions and pre-christmas activities in Åland in the related links in the right-hand column. On our site you can book accommodation, journey and activities.