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Welcome to the Åland Islands

The Åland Islands or Åland is an archipelago in the Baltic Sea consisting of 6,757 islands situated midway between Finland and Sweden.

The people of Åland speak Swedish and the archipelago is an autonomous territory, but a part of Finland, with its own parliament and flag.

Shipping, fisheries products, agriculture and tourism are the major sources of income. The islands are very flat and are therefore ideal for exploration by bike. The central island Åland is connected to other islands by bridges and cable ferry.


The capital Mariehamn

The Mariehamn is the capital at Åland, and here live around 29,000 citizens. It is a town with a strong maritime heritage, which you can explore the Maritime Museum called Sjöfartsmuseum.

In Mariehamn, you find Åland`s main port. Here the famous cruise ferries from Helsinki and Stockholm arrives. In the summer Mariehamn suddenly changes to a popular holiday destination, regarding the many tourists, which choose to make a stop at the Åland Islands. 


Summer adventures

In the summer Åland is a top priority for adventure lovers of all kinds, and activities like paddling, hiking, shipwreck diving, long distance skating and hiking are recommended activities.

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Åland Attractions

Smart Family Park

Smart Family Park

Since the opening in 2015 The Smart Park Family Park has been one of the absolute highlights for families visiting Åland Islands.

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The Archipelago Museum

The Archipelago Museum

The Archipelago Museum in Lappo displays traditional Åland archipelago and fishing culture, as well as the boats that were used on the islands

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The Viking Market

The Viking Market

Welcome to one of Europe's largest Viking Markets at Kvarnbo on Åland.

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Facts - Åland

Capital Mariehamn
Currency Euro (€)
Area 1,581km2
Population 28,916 (2016)
Status Home rule within the Republic of Finland
Language Swedish
Time zone UTC+2
Internet .ax