Zoomcamp Åland arrange trips with the four-wheel-drive electric vehicle Zoom Uphill, which will transport you on grass, gravel, mud, sand, snow and tarmac. The vehicle helps to make the wild landscape accessible to everyone.
People with disability and their families, senior citizens, work colleagues and friends, children’s parties, company clients and staff, hen parties and stag parties, school classes and sports teams can all take part in activities such as kick-off celebrations, fishing and hunting, picking mushrooms and berries, birdwatching and adventures in nature all year round.
Groups and guides
Zoomcamp Åland put together customised group activities on request and also have complete activity packages. You can hire the Zoom by the hour, day, weekend or week. If you don’t want to go on your own, Zoomcamp Åland’s Miina Fagerlund will be pleased to come along as a guide and for company.
For instance, explore one or two drives in the immediate surroundings on a trip lasting about three hours. Pedestrians and cyclists can also take part, and a picnic can be arranged in an appropriate place. Or else there may be the option of five to eight people driving along a track established in advance. There are also team activities that focus on collaboration, trust and confidence.
Travelling to Åland
Zoomcamp Åland also arrange package trips to and from Åland with a focus on accessibility. They organise the boat trip, accommodation and activities on request. Accommodation, restaurants and activities that have been adapted for people with disability are also available here.
You can travel directly from the Finnish mainland to the Åland archipelago or from Vårdö and Lumparland with Ålandstrafiken. The price for bicycles and Zooms is about 5 euros per trip and many of the ferries have lifts.
Ferries and buses
Eckerö Linjen provide excellent facilities in terms of getting from the car deck up into the ferry with a wheelchair. The lifts and spaces on board generally are well adapted. The cabins are not adapted for disabled access but, bearing in mind how short the trip is, a cabin is not usually necessary. Eckerö Linjen provide assistance via the gangway (remember to book at the latest the day before departure).
Williams Buss have a bus that is equipped with stop buttons in Braille, hearing loops and a wheelchair lift, not to mention integrated high chairs for children. You can stay seated in your wheelchair during the trip. There is room for five wheelchairs and 35 seated places at any one time.
Viking Lines’s Viking Grace also provides excellent facilities in terms of getting from the car deck up into the ferry with a wheelchair. If you are travelling on the other ferries or from Långnäs, it is recommended that you organise assistance and use the gangway. There are cabins for the disabled available to accommodate three to four people on board.
The Viking Line Buss has a lift and takes a wheelchair that you can travel in on your journey on one of the buses. Three of the buses are “kneeling buses” and are therefore well-suited to wheelchairs, walkers and pushchairs.
Tallink Silja provide assistance via the gangway. There are two cabins for the disabled on board.