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Mariehamn - Åland

Mariehamn - Åland

6 500 islands in the middle of the Baltic Sea. A unique destination, an island string of pearls stretching between the big cities, an archipelago between Stockholm and Turku, within easy reach from Helsinki and Tallinn. On the Åland Islands, the sea is never far away. They boast 17,000 km of shoreline, a pleasant maritime climate and the highest number of sunshine hours in Scandinavia. Experience the charm of this island country, the red granite cliffs, nature and tranquillity.

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Mariehamn - Åland
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Boat trips

The best way to enjoy Åland is by boat. You can either take a ride on a ferry or go on an unforgettable excursion during your stay here. Apart from simply enjoying the unspoiled nature, you might also catch a glance of a curious seal. There are various types of boats for rent. Would you prefer a leisurely trip in a beautiful sailboat, or would you rather have more speed and spray on board a rigid inflatable boat? If you would like to get really close to the unique archipelago we recommend a kayak trip. You may choose between package tours or your own custom-designed excursion. Boat- and canoe rental: Ro-No Rent

Address
Havsgatan, Mariehamn
Kayaking

The Åland archipelago offers an infinite number of kayaking opportunities. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or veteran kayaker, there are suitable routes for you. The archipelago creates excellent conditions, whether you prefer the tranquil bays or rugged skerries near the open sea. Do you want to come close to nature and animal life and spend time on your own in peace and quiet? Or, perhaps, you prefer kayaking in a group with a guide along a designated itinerary? Some of the most popular places to visit are Kobba Klintar and Kastelholm, as well as the Märket lighthouse for very experienced kayakers. Nimix Kayakrentals:

Address
Västanholmen 14, Eckerö
ÅSS Paviljongen (Sailing Pavillion)

The famous cook Michael Björklund, winner of the "Cook of the Year" title in both Sweden and Finland, welcomes you to his popular summer restaurant, located in one of the buildings of the highest cultural and historic value in Mariehamn.

Address
Strandpromenaden, Mariehamn
Indigo Restaurant & Bar

Combines modern Scandinavian cooking with the special atmosphere of one of the oldest stone houses in town. Indigo serves classic dishes in new ways. The bar stocks one of the archipelago's largest selections of beer. Unlike the refined dinners, lunches are a relatively causal affair.

Address
Nygatan 1, Mariehamn
Torggatan

Torggatan is the pedestrian street that runs through the centre of Mariehamn, one lined by artisan shops and cosy cafes. It’s easy to spend a few hours here, dropping into one store after another, with a pleasant coffee break in-between.

Address
Torggatan, Mariehamn
Salt

A living handicraft workshop with sales and a beautiful cafe with a sea view. Handmade objects in textiles, silver, ceramics, wood, and smithery - the assortment is truly impressive. There is always a crafts person on location ready to advise.

Address
Östraleden 110, Mariehamn

Passport / Visa

Finland can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

The Åland Islands enjoy a mild continental climate, characterised by moderately cold winters and relatively cool summers (averages for July, the hottest month, lie around 15 degrees Celsius). Since summers don't tend to get particularly warm, visiting in July will allow you to experience the archipelago's best weather, and possibly witness some of Åland's famous festivities, which occur throughout the month. Arriving the month before - in June - will allow you to join in on the famous Midsummer celebrations, and witness the "midnight sun".