A trip along the Åland Archipelago Trail is an eventful experience. You pass interesting sights and places, great restaurants and cafés, and when it’s time for a break there is plenty of comfortable accommodation to choose from.

The Åland Archipelago Trail runs across the main island of Åland and then on eastwards, partly through the north-eastern archipelago (northern route) and partly through the south-eastern section (southern route). 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.

You can combine your trip along the Åland Archipelago Trail with the Archipelago Trail in Finland. Regardless of whether you choose to travel by car, by bike or on foot, the Åland Archipelago Trail will be an excellent choice.


When you travel from the Finnish mainland to Åland or from Åland to Finland, make sure you have booked at least one overnight stay on one of the Åland archipelago islands. In that way your trip becomes less expensive, and, most importantly, you get more time to experience the archipelago without any hurry.

Read the FAQ about archipelago ferries and the Åland archipelago route here.


Click on the links below for descriptions of what you can experience in the various sections.  

The northern route

The northernmost point of the Åland Archipelago Trail is Åva in Brändö. From there, it winds its way westwards through the north-eastern archipelago via Kumlinge and Vårdö, before finally joining the Åland mainland.
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Mainland Åland

Åland’s main island sees the Åland Archipelago Trail run from Prästö in Sund to Svinö in Lumparland. This takes you through an idyllic rural landscape, beautiful archipelago surroundings and the harbour town of Mariehamn.
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The southern route

In Åland’s south-eastern archipelago the Åland Archipelago Trail runs through Föglö, Sottunga and Kökar, three archipelago municipalities with beautiful landscapes and interesting sights.
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