Travelling to Åland
It is easy to travel to Åland. From Stockholm or Helsinki choose between a beautiful journey by boat or a quicker one by air.
Booking your trip the easy way
You can get one of the travel agencies and tour operators to arrange a package trip for you that includes travel, accommodation and several excursions. Together you can work out an Åland holiday that will match your requirements exactly.
To Åland by air
You change flights in Stockholm Arlanda or Helsinki Vanda. Travelling time is just half an hour from Stockholm/Arlanda or Åbo in Finland, and under an hour from Helsinki/Vanda. When you reach Åland the international airport is only a five-minute car journey from central Mariehamn.
Ferries from Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn
If you prefer to travel by ferry, the shortest journey by boat takes just 2 hours from Sweden, whereas it will take you 5 hours from Finland. The ferries run to Åland about 30 times a day every day. On board you can eat well, enjoy the sea view and make tax-free purchases in the shops. The Viking Line and TallinkSilja shipping lines leave for Mariehamn or Långnäs in Åland several times a day from Stockholm or Kapellskär, as well as from Turku or Helsinki. From Sweden you can also travel on Eckerö Linjen ferries. It takes just two hours to get from Grisslehamn in Sweden to Eckerö in Åland. If you are travelling from Estonia you would opt for Tallink from Tallinn.
Archipelago ferry from Finland
Another option if you are travelling from Finland is to take one of the Ålandstrafiken archipelago ferries, especially appropriate if you are planning to visit one of the six Ålander island municipalities. The archipelago ferries leave from Osnäs or Galtby and take you through the islands in the archipelago to Hummelvik in Vårdö or Långnäs in Lumparland on the main island, Fasta Åland.