Booking your journey
It’s important to make your reservations and book the journey to Åland well in advance – especially in the summer and if you are traveling with a car or other motor vehicle. The local travel agencies and tour operators are glad to help you to arrange a package trip for you that includes travel, accommodation and excursions that match your requirements. You can book your trip via Visit Åland’s online booking or directly with any of the shipping lines: Eckerö Linjen, Finnlines, Tallink Silja, Viking Line and Ålandstrafiken.
The journey to Åland is half the experience
The Åland Islands are situated in the heart of Scandinavia, midway between Stockholm and Helsinki. Most people find the boat trip impressive. You can see Sweden’s, Finland’s and Åland’s archipelagos on the way, as well as enjoy good food and entertainment onboard.
The shortest route from Sweden leaves from Grisslehamn or Kapellskär outside Norrtälje and takes two hours. From Stockholm there are several route variations.
From Finland you can travel on the ferries from Turku, Naantali and Helsinki. If you are travelling from Estonia you would opt for Tallink Silja from Tallinn.
For travellers from Finland, the beautiful sea route by Ålandstrafiken’s ferries is also an alternative, especially if you plan to visit one of the six Åland archipelago municipalities. The archipelago ferries depart from Osnäs or Galtby near Turku. Especially in the summer it’s important to make your reservations well in advance. Book your voyage with the archipelago ferries by calling Ålandstrafiken ph. +358 18 525 100 or via their online booking.
Flying to Åland is a quick and convenient alternative. Your flight is via Helsinki, Turku or Stockholm. It takes just half an hour both from Stockholm/Arlanda (Sweden) and from Turku, and less than an hour from Helsinki/Vanda (Finland). Once you are in Åland, the international airport is just five minutes by car from central Mariehamn.
By ferry or air
For timetables, booking and further information about the ferries and flights to Åland visit the company homepage.
Kapellskär – Långnäs – Naantali
Helsinki – Mariehamn