The first inhabitants came over the sea from the east
Ålands historia 1, skärgårdÅland is located strategically in the Baltic Sea in between Finland and Sweden. The highest part of Åland started rising from the sea some 10.000 years ago and as a result of the land rise Åland gradually grows. Island after island rose from the sea and when the first inhabitants came to Åland the land area was about 25 km2. The land elevation is ongoing and currently Åland is about 1500 km2.