Mariehamn is a large small town with its 11,500 inhabitants. The town centre has much to offer in a small space; you are always near shopping, restaurants, culture and experiences.

Mariehamn is situated on a narrow peninsula in between two sea bays and the harbours Västerhamn and Österhamn. You arrive to the western harbour by means of one of the great passenger ferries from Stockholm, Kapellskär, Helsinki, Turku or Tallinn. This is also the location of the guest harbour ÅSS if you arrive by your own boat. You may also choose the eastern harbour’s marina, MSF.

For a town the size of Mariehamn, the service and supply of  restaurants, hotels, bars, museums and shops, is great. With its 1,5 million tourists each year, the town feels more spacious and larger than many other towns of the same size.

Mariehamn is also called “the town of the thousand Linden trees”, referring to the Linden trees which line an avenue across town.

Read more about Mariehamn in the articles below:

 

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A town built around shipping

Shipping has been a characteristic feature of Åland and the Ålander people. New research findings indicate that the Ålanders were probably involved in trade and commerce as early as the Viking Age.

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Architecture in Mariehamn

Mariehamn can boast several buildings drawn by Hilda Hongell and Lars Sonck which have put their hallmark on the town’s architecture.

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A stroll around Mariehamn

The harbour and shipping town of Mariehamn has plenty to offer, from shops, restaurants and cafés to the beautiful nature and architecture. You can discover the town on foot or by bicycle or bus.

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Children’s Mariehamn

In Mariehamn there is much fun also for the little ones. Besides the beaches and Mariebad, there are play grounds, interactive exhibitions and other fun activities.

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Treasure hunt in Mariehamn

Mariehamn is a town that is brimming with secrets. There are a large number of caches to be found. Take a pleasant walk through the town and find your favorite places via geocaching. 

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