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The Aland islands are a fantastic tourist destination made up of 6,500 islands. The Islands belong to Finland but the language spoken is Swedish and you will find you will find an intriguing blend of Swedish, Finnish and Russian cultures. The islands are a particular favourite for all Scandinavians.

Aland is naturally famous for its natural beauty and is a mecca for sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Aland is an excellent destination for golf, fishing, canoeing and bicycling.

Aland's landscape, where you are never more than a few metres from the sea, will delight and enthrall you whether you take it easy or go sports mad.

Aland has over 100 restaurants and cafes. In fact the local newspaper estimates that there are 53 places to eat in Mariehamn alone.

Aland travel guide

Aland's 6,500 islands are an extremely popular touristic destination for all Scandinavians and rightly so. With so many ferry connections to Finland, Sweden and Estonia, the spectacular Aland islands should be part of any North European holiday.

Aland, pronounced Oh-lahnd is a group of Islands that belong to Finland but have their own flag and parliament. Despite officially belonging to Finland, the language spoken in Aland is Swedish although many people are more than happy to communicate in English. In the summer months temperatures often reach above 30C. In fact, you will see a lot of people swimming in July and August.

The official currency of the island is the Euro but the Swedish Krona is also commonly accepted. Mariehamn is the main town with 11.000 year round inhabitants and the town has a lot to offer including shopping, restaurants and museums.

Aland is naturally famous for its natural beauty and is a mecca for sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Aland is an excellent destination for golf, fishing, canoeing and bicycling. Of course, hiking is another popular option with 30 different nature trails available. Aland's landscape, where you are never more than a few metres from the sea, will delight and enthrall you whether you take it easy or go sports mad.

Going out in Aland is also a pleasure. Aland has over 100 restaurants and cafes. In fact the local newspaper estimates that there are 53 places to eat in Mariehamn alone. Aland's restaurants deliver a true taste of Scandinavia with touches that are unique to this special destination. Try delicate smoked flunder fish with potato salad or the local blackbread, svartbröd, which is in actual fact sweet! To finish off your meal try an Aland pancake. This is a traditional desert most often served with stewed plums and whipped cream. Delicious!

Travel in Aland

Ferries are the most popular form of transport between the islands and bicycles are used by most people to get from A to B.

Things to see and do

Visit the museum ship the Pommern which is a ship restored to its original state and reminds visitors of the great fleet of sailing ships who once had Mariehamn as their home port. On board you will discover what life was like for sailors in the 1900's when sailors had to share their ship with pigs, sheeps, dogs, cats, and, of course, rats.

Also worth a visit is Kastelholm, this castle, built in 1380's, was home to many Swedish kings who reigned the combined kingdom of Sweden and Finland. There are guided tours in English and other languages.

Very close to Kastelholm castle is the Jan Karlsgarden Open Air Museum which features a number of traditional Aland buildings moved in from around the islands. Here, you'll get a true sense of how life was throughout the years on this majestic archipelago.

So, take the ferry to Aland as part of your European travels or plan a trip to this unique destination. You won't regret your choice and you can rest assured that you got a great price for you ferry by using AFerry!

All photos courtesy of Visitaland.com

Reviews

  • 17 Jul 2019
    Nice ride
    • Rubbish wifi - not strong and often my phone disconnected and I had trouble reconnecting. Poor and expensive food. I was surprised how hard it was to find a comfy relaxing chair away from noise and hubbub.

      Review by PAUL HAYWOOD

  • 25 Jun 2018
    Good job!
    • Good app, serious company, easy for use.

      Review by Anon

  • 20 Jun 2017
    much more than a ferry
    • It was the first morning of our holiday when we boarded the early morning ferry not sure what to expect. We were very surprised there seemed to be a lot of staff who were really helpful. we stored our luggage in lockers which was a welcome relief. Then went to the buffet lounge where we had pre booked the breakfast what a super place to eat a fantastic view and such a calm and relaxed atmosphere even with nearly all the tables full. The breakfast was really lovely everything you could possibly want. After a few purchases at the duty free shop we went up on deck plenty of room and spent a while looking at the wonderful scenery got a bit breezy so we headed for the deck lounge at the back of the boat which was nice and sheltered and had a very lovely cocktail each all by very happy and helpful staff. Made a fantastic start to our holiday. Thank you all very much

      Review by sally england

  • 27 May 2017
    How does the captain find his way through the fog
    • Our first time travelling from Turku to Mariehamn. Alas zero visibility! A bit disappointing, but the ship was very good and staff fine. As soon as we arrived the fog lifted! Looking forward to doing the journey in the sunshine!

      Review by Rob

  • 19 Oct 2016
    Tralelling with motorcycle
    • I was travelling with motorcycle - while my price was geater than if I were travelling by car, they put my bike at bicycle parking and did not fixed it properly on the deck. Tallink, have you heard anything about security rules?

      Review by Igor

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Aland Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to Aland? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

Which ferries go to Aland?

Ferries to Aland are operated by Finnlines, Tallink Silja and Viking Line.

Where can I get a ferry to in Aland?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Langnas and Mariehamn.

How long is the ferry to Aland?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to Aland is Kapellskar - Mariehamn with Viking Line and takes 2 hrs 15 min, while the longest crossing is Helsinki - Mariehamn with Tallink Silja and can take up to 13 hrs 15 min.