Visit one, several or maybe all of the lookout towers in Åland. The towers are marked on the Åland map in the tourist brochures – let the viewing safari begin! The lookout towers are available for everybody who appreciates wide views. Here we describe some of the best.

The classics

In Geta there is a lookout tower placed on Getabergen with a fantastic mile wide view in clear weather. The tower is near the Soltuna Restaurant and Café and a hiking trail across red granite leads to a cave. Perfect for a walk with a picnic in your packing. Child friendly.

A real classic for all lookout visitors is Höga C at the Café Uffe på berget in Godby, Finström close to the Färjsundet bridge. This is a lookout tower of high class, where you can see, in clear weather, at least five municipalities and several churches. The tower is exciting because it can sway a bit on windy days. After the view it tastes good with a cup of coffee and an ice cream in the café. Not suitable for small children.

From the lookout tower at Herröskatan in Lemland there is a wonderful view over the fantastic sea area around the southernmost point of the main island. Here are incredibly beautiful meadows in spring and summer and ruins that remind one of wars in times past. Besides the view over the sea, you can also enjoy the rich bird life and see the large passenger ferries go very close by. This is a child friendly place but you cannot get by with a stroller.

 

More lookout towers

Sålis batteriberg, Hammarland offers beautiful nature close by ruins from the Russian times. Child-friendly.

By Hastersboda hiking trail, Föglö, is a new lookout tower. Child-friendly.

A walk to Storbergets lookout tower in Finström is quite a rewarding experience. Child-friendly.

Kungsö batteriberg in Jomala offers a grandiose view across the sea and information about the history behind the place. Child-friendly but rather far to walk.

The bird lookout tower near Torpviken in Jomala is easily accessible with a car and here you can see large numbers of bird species. Child-friendly.


Related articles

Tall Ships Races foto Henrik Nygård

Spectacular events planned in Åland

Spectacular events are planned in Åland for the 2021–2022 period: The Tall Ships Races and the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Åland’s autonomy. Read more and be sure to book your stay in good time ahead of the events.

Read more

Santa Claus has original roots in the Åland archipelago

He is dressed in red and has a long, slightly curly white beard and rosy cheeks. The iconic image of the chubby and happy Santa Claus drawn by an artist with roots in Åland is used by the Coca-Cola drinks company since 1931.

Read more

The southern route of the Åland Archipelago Trail

Unique nature, historic buildings and cosy archipelago restaurants. Find out what the southern route of the Åland Archipelago Trail has to offer!

Read more

The northern route of the Åland Archipelago Trail

Along the northern route of the Åland Archipelago Trail you will find interesting sights, genuine nature and exciting activities. Find out what the various sections, islands and archipelago villages have to offer.

Read more

The Åland Archipelago Trail on mainland Åland

Visit interesting museums, exciting historic attractions and Mariehamn – the only town in Åland. Find out what the Åland Archipelago Trail on mainland Åland has to offer!

Read more

Attractions and places worth experiencing along the Åland Archipelago Trail

There are lots of attractions and places worth experiencing along the Åland Archipelago Trail that runs across the main island of Åland and then on eastwards, partly through the north-eastern archipelago and partly through the south-eastern section.

Read more

Discover Åland’s beautiful winter landscapes

Celebrate Christmas, “Lillajul” (“Little Christmas”) or New Year in Åland, or spend a few days in the archipelago and see all the glitter and sparkle of this glorious spot in the depth of winter.

Read more

The world’s oldest beer has been recreated

In the summer of 2010 five bottles of beer that lay 50 metres down on the seabed for about 170 years were salvaged from a shipwreck outside Föglö in Åland’s outer archipelago.

Read more