It is easy to get around the Åland Islands, both by land and sea. The ground rules are simple: all islands that are inhabited have ferries and paths. If you want to get to the other islands you are best off going by boat. The menu on the left points you to more information about travelling around on a bicycle, by car, by boat and by bus. The Åland Islands are known as cycle-friendly islands. The short distances from A to B make them excellent for cycling. The furthest distance between east and west on the main Åland island is no more than 50 km. The fact is that a large part of the Åland experience is to get out to the islands, to the small villages. Try out all the differents modes of travel and you’ll get the most out of your trip!

Public transport

skargardstrafiken-rutter

Public transport in Åland includes buses, archipelago ferries and taxi connections in the archipelago municipalities. With the town buses in Mariehamn you can take round trips travelling both northwards and southwards in the town.The countryside buses leave from the bus station by the town library in Mariehamn. You can choose between five different routes that take you out into the municipalities on the main island of Åland. Where the country roads end you can continue your journey out among the islands in the archipelago with Ålandstrafiken’s archipelago ferries. People travel for free but you have to pay for a ticket for your vehicle and bicycle. Contact Ålandstrafiken on tel. +358 18 25 600 for bookings and more information about the public transport system.

Bicycle ferry

If you are discovering Åland by bicycle then the bicycle ferry is an option. Together with the cycle paths it creates a connected network of paths that make it possible for you not to have to cycle back the same way. The bicycle ferry between Geta and Hammarland operates according to a timetable during June, July and August. In 2019 from June 20th to August 20th once a day from Monday to Saturday at 11.00 from Skarpnåtö and at 11.30 from Hällö.

Town bus

The town buses in Mariehamn, Mariehamnsbussen, cost only 2 euro one way. The start and end station for all bus routes is located in the middle of the town centre opposite the post office near the junction where Nygatan meets Torggatan. You can take round trips on the town bus, travelling both northwards and southwards in the town.

Car rental in Åland

You don’t need to take your car when you go to Åland – you can hire one when you get there. RBS biluthyrning will bring your car to your hotel, or to meet your flight or ferry, within Mariehamn at no cost. The company works together with Europcar and Hertz, which means that you can hire from your home country. Please note that Europcar’s or Hertz prices will apply when you hire your car through them.

Taxis in Åland

There are plenty of taxis in Åland. There are taxis available at the airfield when planes arrive. There are taxi telephones in the ferry terminals. Mariehamns Taxi provides transport for people, goods transport and a mobility service with cars that carry between four and eight passengers. Tel. +358 18 10066 or +358 18 26000. There are taxi companies and drivers in the countryside and in the archipelago as well, many with cars that can carry up to eight people. Ask your hotel landlord for the location of the nearest taxi company.


Related articles

Ten places in Åland that you can’t miss!

These top ten tourist attractions you should not miss as a first-time visitor! Find out more about the must-sees in Åland and check them off from your bucket list!

Read more

Eight little gems among the Åland museums

Eight little gems among the Åland museums. Read our tips and find a museum that suits your interests.

Read more

Exercise and compete – choose an active holiday in Åland

Exercise and compete in Åland, on your own or with your team. Åland is the perfect travel destination if you want to have an active holiday.

Read more

Unique options for overnight accommodation in Åland

There are many unique options for overnight accommodation in Åland. Stay in an old school, at a former coast guard station or why not at an equestrian centre?

Read more

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