Åland Islands (Åland) – an autonomous province of Finland.
The archipelago is located in the Baltic Sea at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia between Finland and Sweden.
Åland archipelago – a 6500 islands, but only about 60 of them inhabited. It has its own tax system, its stamps and its own flag.
The only official language of the Autonomous Province – Swedish.
Aland Islands – a paradise for tourists.
Opportunities for recreation are extremely diverse: traveling from island to island, boating, fishing, golf and much more.
Because of the bridges and ferries plying, to get from one island to another very easily. Excellent road – a pledge of exciting cycling.
The composition of the archipelago consists of more than 6500 islands. About 60 of them – are inhabited, but most – a small rocky islets. The population of Åland is about 25 thousand people.
Local residents earn their living mainly by tourism and marine fisheries. The official language – Swedish.
You can see the sights of Åland traveling from island to island.
Network bridges and convenient waterway allow to take the ferry boat, car or bicycle. And in winter you can skate and surf!
The capital of Åland – Mariehamn (Mariehamn), the only city in the Aland Islands.
This small town with wooden houses and green parks – the perfect vacation spot and starting point of tourist routes to the Aland Islands.
Mariehamn was founded in 1861 by Emperor Alexander II and its name (translated from Swedish “harbor of Mary”) in honor of his wife Maria Alexandrovna.
The city’s population – 11 thousand people, but the number of tourists – 1.5 million people a year.
In summer, the cozy cafes and restaurants Mariehamn is especially fun and crowded.
The inhabitants of the Aland Islands are proud of our reputation of excellent navigators.