Åland’s archipelago is one of the largest in the world. And you can tell! The 6,700 named islands and additionally 20,000 smaller islands and islets seem to never end and there is always something new to discover. There is plenty of space here and most of the islands are uninhabited.

The Åland Islands have more sunshine hours than anywhere else in Scandinavia. In the summer it is so hot that visitors flock to the beach. In winter it is comparatively mild. But sometimes the sea freezes and you can ice-skate all around Mariehamn.

Spring, summer, autumn and winter

There is plenty of space in Åland, even in the high season in July, and the rest of the year you have even more of the wide expanses of unspoiled scenery to yourself. Discover the magical Scandinavian light! Around midsummer the sun rises at 3.30 in the morning and doesn’t set until around 10 in the evening. The days are short in winter but it is surprising how the snow lights up the land- and seascape.

Hike through woods and over open meadows, cycle along winding paths! you can surf on the waves, paddle a kayak or dive down to a well-preserved wreck.

The Åland Archipelago Trail runs across the main island of Åland and then on eastwards, through the north-eastern and south-eastern archipelago. There are several routes to choose from, but what they all have in common is that you are taken along beautiful archipelago roads that wind across islands, bridges and embankments, with ferries running from where the roads end.

Events throughout the year

There is always something going on in the Åland Islands. There are exciting events and happenings all months of the year. Everything from music and film festivals to running races and other sports events and from concerts and theatre to marine events, markets and angling competitions. Did you know there is live music every weekend, year round in Mariehamn? Read more in our event calendar.

Learn more about experiences in the Åland archipelago, and all activities that await in Åland in this year’s brochures.

 


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