Twelve pieces of news from Åland
Åland is an island that is constantly developing. There are plenty of activities awaiting you when you come here this summer. This page has twelve pieces of news for you. Which will you be most keen to experience?
Travel in an off-road vehicle
Join the Overlanding.ax adventure company on a unique experience of the Åland countryside. Travel in an off-road vehicle on secret back roads and camp with the same comforts as you’d enjoy in a modern caravan! Read more about this news item and book a unique nature experience.
See Bomarsund in a new light
Download the Coastal Past app for Iphone or Android and experience Bomarsund in a whole new way. Stroll around the fortress area and read, listen and look at the app to learn about the history of your surroundings.
Stay at a Design Hotel
Have a comfortable stay at the Hotel Svala, a unique Design Hotel on the archipelago island of Kumlinge. The new owner has created accommodation decorated in a minimalistic style in a building that was set up as a hospital in 1931 and has been a hotel since 1971.
Test your limits at the Flowpark
Challenge yourself and your friends in the adventure park at Sandösunds Camping on Vårdö. Flowpark in Åland was completed before the high season and opened in the week of Midsummer. The park has three levels of difficulty and the easiest one is suitable for anyone over the age of ten.
Join a small group for some farm visits and give your taste buds a treat with prizewinning artisan food products from Åland. The tour goes to Mattas Gårdsmejeri dairy farm, Öfvergårds apple farm and Marskogens Lamm sheep farm. The bus tour runs on Tuesdays between 25 June and 31 July, starting and finishing at Visit Åland’s offices at Storagatan 8, Mariehamn. Read more about the tour and book your place.
Experience Dinner in the Sea
Have dinner on a little islet out at sea. Rundbergs Stugor & Event offers the concept of Dinner in the Sea, a unique event where you and your friends are served delicacies by Åland’s artisan food producers on a beautifully laid table with the sea lapping all around you. This unique archipelago experience takes place three times a week during weeks 29–31 (15 July to 4 August). Other times by agreement. Book to be guaranteed a place.
Book a Bed & Box
Take your horse with you on holiday! Granlunda Gård offers the Bed & Box accommodation solution whereby your horse is stabled in a roomy new box while you get to sleep comfortably in the environmentally certified farm hotel.
Sail across the oceans of the world
Experience the ship Pommern in a completely new way. This unique visitor experience opened on 1 May – it takes you on a fictional journey across the oceans of the world. Learn about maritime history and life on board in the 1930s.
Have a coffee break at Kastelholm Castle
Enjoy Åland pancakes, freshly baked pastries, filling sandwiches, fresh salads and delicious ice creams at Jan Karlsgårdens Wärdshus. Smakbyn is running the café this summer, and a distillery is also being developed on the premises in collaboration with Stallhagen and Silverskär. Next year sees the launch of gin and vodka from Åland!
Go on a boat trip
Go on a seal safari, visit Märket Lighthouse or experience the rich bird life on Signilskär. The new boat transport company Sefyr organises fantastic excursions to Åland’s western archipelago. You can have a totally unique archipelago adventure tailored to your personal wishes and interests by the experienced boat-master Fredrik.
Experience virtual reality
Set off on a voyage of discovery of new worlds with the Entax Virtual Reality company in Mariehamn. Collaborate with friends and family or challenge one another in exciting competitions. Fight with zombies, balance on a narrow plank sticking out from the top of a skyscraper or find the way out of the Lost Pyramid of Nebka. The latest technology and the huge repertoire provide memorable gaming experiences!
Try out the racket sport padel
Try out padel, the trendy and fun racket sport, at Tennisklubben MLK. They have opened a new padel and minitennis court ahead of the summer of 2019 where you can try out the racket sport that combines elements of tennis and squash. Padel is usually played in doubles using all the walls around the court. Take your friends with you and book a court – you can hire a racket from MLK.