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ÅLAND ISLANDS Find your favourite island!

Relax – get active

WITH FISHING, GOLF, HIKING AND CYCLING

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ÅLAND & MARIEHAMN

Great go ela p i h c ar tastes!

ALWAYS CLOSE TO THE SEA


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CONTENTS Åland - Islands of peace ________________ 2 A country in the sea A city on the shore ____________________ 6 Get away to Mariehamn Collect all the islands of Åland __________ 8 Visit our beautiful archipelago World-class memories________________ 10 Explore Bomarsund Red granite brings a blush to Åland______ 14 Natural diversity Recreation in all its forms _____________ 16 Paddle, bike, hike, climb Get active in Åland ___________________ 20 Inside or out Our golf season is always long _________ 22 Numerous courses to choose from Fishing year round ___________________ 24 In calm coves or out at sea Experience the ”new” Pommern________ 30 Tales of the crew Magical lighthouse islands _____________ 33 Visit a lighthouse out at sea A ship aground ______________________ 34 Delve into Åland’s maritime history Good taste in Åland __________________ 37 Enjoy locally-produced food Åland’s national dish__________________ 43 Do not miss our pancake! Artists across the board_______________ 46 Galleries in full swing Meet in Åland________________________ 48 A calm, restful venue for effective meetings A paradise for families________________ 51 So much to do for our younger visitors Events to suit every taste______________ 57 It’s on in Åland Where would you like to stay? __________ 61 A home for all Become an Åland resident! ____________ 66 Opportunities and jobs

Welcome to our island paradise! Åland is islands, islands and more islands. According to the last count, there are more than 6,700 of them. Some big, some small. Inhabited and deserted. You can’t get more archipelago than this. When you’re in Åland, you’re always close to the sea and the magnificent archipelago nature. Even when you’re right in the middle of Mariehamn, Åland’s cosy little capital, you can still see water and smell the briny wash of the sea. Ålanders have been shaped by the sea. They have learned how to take advantage of what the sea offers them – to build ships and sail to foreign lands, with fish and firewood in the hold, returning with new ideas and approaches. They understand that the sea brings people together. Åland has excellent connections with the big cities to the east and west. Åland is safe and welcoming. Whether visiting for a day or two or moving in, you’ll always feel welcome. And, I guarantee that you’ll soon be adopting a whole new philosophy: island time. It rarely takes more than 10 minutes to get from one place to another. You can do more with less stress. Can it get any better than this? Welcome to my Åland! This magazine will help you find your new favourite places and experiences. Terese Flöjt Chairperson of Visit Åland

Set your own course to Åland! __________ 75 So many cosy guest harbours Getting to Åland _____________________ 77 How to get here

For more information on things to do in Åland

Maps _______________________________ 80 Mariehamn and the rest of Åland

Stop by the Visit Åland office on Storagatan 8 in Mariehamn. Call +358 (0)18 24000, email info@visitaland.com or visit www.visitaland.com

PUBLISHER, PRODUCTION & ADVERTISEMENTS: Strax Kommunikation AX-22 100 Mariehamn Tel. +358 18 525 875 www.strax.ax • info@strax.ax

TEXT Helena Forsgård

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PHOTOGRAPHS Therese Andersson Daniel Eriksson Ingmar Eriksson Pamela Eriksson Benjamin Harf Siri Lindén Helena Lindström Annica Jansson

Robert Jansson Jan Karlsson Niclas Nordlund Maria Roselöf Tiina Tahvanainen Jacob Saurén Monica Westerlund Visit Ålands mediabank

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Self-government Åland became an autonomous province of Finland after a decision made by the League of Nations in 1921. The first plenary session of the Parliament of Åland was held on 9 June 1922. A legislative body consisting of 30 members, the Parliament of Åland passes legislation on the economy, education, transportation and health care. The Government of Åland, Parliament and regional administration offices are housed in the Åland Government Building, which is the white building on the eastern shore of Mariehamn.

EVERYONE CAN FLOURISH IN A VIABLE SOCIETY ON THE ISLANDS OF PEACE

Åland’s Parliament decided in 2014 that Åland will be an entirely sustainable society by 2051. Read more www.barkraft.ax

Symbols In 1954, Åland introduced its own flag - a red and yellow cross on a field of blue. Åland has its own postal service, which issues its own stamps. Many of these stamps have won awards in international competitions.Åland has its own license plates for motor vehicles. These all begin with the identifier ÅL.

Currency

Islands of peace

Åland’s currency is t he euro and both Åland and both Åland and Finland are in the Eastern European time zone. When it is 12 noon in Sweden, it is 1:00pm in Åland.

Åland has no military or active military bases. Ålanders are exempt from military conscription in the finnish defence forces.

Population There were 200 new Ålanders in 2018! The population will soon reach the 30,000 mark. Nearly 12,000 people live in Mariehamn, Åland’s largest city. The official language in Åland is Swedish.


Åland - a country in the sea Åland, or the Islands of Peace, is a country within a country that lies almost in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Many visitors to Åland are struck by its very special atmosphere. Safe, hospitable and always so close to the sea.

It is also just a bit exotic. Åland is a very unique blend of Finland and Sweden, with some Russian influences. ÅLAND IS INDEPENDENCE in many ways. Åland isn’t just a self-governed island country with the right to pass its own laws. It is also its gutsy, indefatigable people. The Åland islanders are used to doing things themselves and relying on their own abilities. But, they never shy away from the world at large. They have sailed the seven seas and returned with new ideas and approaches to doing things. SELF-GOVERNMENT provides Ålanders with an instrument to shape society in accordance with its own needs and

requirements. Today, Åland is a robust community with a low unemployment rate. The population curve is on the rise - new Ålanders are moving in every year. THE BUSINESS SECTOR is active, with enterprises both small and large. Some of these are high-tech niche operators with customers all over the world. It’s always good to merge the small with the large! ACTIVE ÅLAND. Here in Åland, there are clubs and organisations to suit just about any interest, with active members to keep things happening all year round.

the most hours of sunshine in the Nordic countries from May to August. It tends to be windy – usually blowing in from the southwest – and numerous wind turbines provide Åland with green power. VISITORS WHO WANT TO LEARN MORE about Åland should visit the Cultural History Museum of Åland. A new permanent exhibition presents 7,500 years of Åland history, from the first inhabitants in the Stone Age to modern-day society.

THE CLIMATE is temperate and summers are typically sunny. Åland is said to have

M A I N I S L A N D AT T R AC T I O N S

THE MEDIEVAL CASTLE OF KASTELHOLM in Sund.

THE BOMARSUND FORTRESS RUINS in Sund.

ECKERÖ MAIL AND CUSTOMS HOUSE in Eckerö.

JAN KARLSGÅRDEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM in Sund.

THE CROWN PRISON VITA BJÖRN in Sund.

FINSTRÖM MEDIEVAL CHURCH.

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100% Åland – don’t ask for less! WE TAILOR-MAKE and book travel packages to Åland for all kinds of groups and travelers.

Whether you are a 4-ball group keen on tasting the golf courses in Kastelholm, or 400 participants holding a conference in our congress centre, we will make sure you get a customized package worth the money! WE KNOW OUR ÅLAND and can open all doors for you! After more then 40 years in the business we have established a unique network of contacts to local enterprises, sport associations, culture life and authorities – all this for the benefit of our guests. PLEASE CALL OR MAIL US your wishes and we will get back to you with our prompt and Henrik Nordström, GM & ÅGK-golfer

best offer. Below we present some of our package alternatives that we hope will give you some ideas to how your trip could look like. For more information please visit our website at www.turist-konferens.ax.

Conference & Kick Off

Golf-Åland All in One

Fishing-Åland Basic or Pro

• Return ferry trip of choice with conference and meals onboard. • Conference in Mariehamn or activities like fishing, golf, Ålvados tasting and/or a visit to beer brewery Stallhagen. • Accommodation including full board at Hotel Arkipelag.

• Return ferry trip of choise. • Two rounds of golf with perfect tee times on Ålands Golfklubb’s Kings’s course in Kastelholm or at the golf course in Eckerö. • Accommodation incl.breakfast at Hotell Arkipelag, Park Alandia Hotell or Cikada.

• Ferry or flight trips of choise. • Two nights at Hotel Arkipelag or Park Alandia including breakfast. • Full day fishing excursion in the rich pike waters of Mariehamn archipelago, on your own or with a professional fishing guide. • Sauna & pool at the hotel.

Package price from 275 € per delegate

Package price from 150 € per golfer

Package price from 225 € per fisherman

Birthday party All in One

Arkipelag Deluxe

School trip All in One

• Ferry trip Stockholm–Mariehamn by M/S Viking Grace. • Champagne breakfast onboard. • Transfer to Hotell Arkipelag. • Dinner including birthday cake. • Accommodation including breakfast. • Return ferry trip including lunch or dinner onboard.

• Ferry trip of chioce including luxury breakfast. • Transfer from ferry terminal to Hotell Arkipelag. • Welcome Champagne. • Dinner at Restaurant Arkipelag. • Accommodation in Deluxe suite. • Return ferry trip of choise.

• Return ferry trip including lunch and dinner onboard. • Two-night accomodation with full board at Pensionat Solhem by the sea in southern Mariehamn. • Rental bikes and optional activivities such as kayaking, sailing, fishing and horse-back riding.

Package price from 205 € per adult, 50 € per Jr

Package price from 385 € per person

Package price from 195 € per pupil

Strandgatan 35 AX-22100 Mariehamn | Phone +358 18 15 987, Mobile +358 457 526 7087 henrik@turist-konferens.ax • www.turist-konferens.ax


With the sea as your neighbour in the heart of Mariehamn From 49 €/person in a double room with balcony including: – Evening sauna and swimming pool – Free entrance to Arken nightclub – Åland breakfast

Perfect location

www.hotellarkipelag.ax Strandgatan 35, Mariehamn +358 (0)18 24020

2019 Events

Do not miss on the many events we have to offer!

Arrange your next meeting in the heart of Scandinavia! Alandica – a modern, functional conference facility in Mariehamn by the Eastern Harbour beach. Day conference packages from 43€ per person.

See our events calendar at: www.alandicaevents.ax

MEETING

February: CHARLOTTE PERELLI on concert tour with her most popular songs March: LENNIE NORMAN, solo show April: JESSICA ANDERSSON sings and offers unexpected surprises ELVIS – grandiose choir concert by Ålands Projektkör May:

info@alandica.ax, www.alandica.ax, phone +358 18 24570, Strandgatan 33, AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland Finland

DAVID BATRA – standup show Book your ticket on our website!


Escape the workaday world Take a dip in the sea – right in the heart of the city. Take a break – on the seashore. Mariehamn is a city with the sea both to the east and west. A city that is all at once easy-going and active. A city with a proud maritime history.

Lilla Holmen.

Founded during the Russian era Mariehamn was founded in 1861. At that time, Åland and Finland were part of the enormous Russian Empire and the Czar was Alexander II. Mariehamn was named after his wife, Maria. Although residential lots were initially expansive, more and more buildings and houses were constructed. Wood villas built at the turn of the century still stand on Södragatan and Mariegatan.

Mariehamn can be described in many ways. Some mention the ’City of a Thousand Lindens’, referring to the esplanade that runs from east to west lined by four rows of lindens, making it a spectacular sight and a city landmark. Others think of it as a maritime city. Mariehamn has been home to scores of shipowners, whose vessels have plied the seven seas. Even today, several shipping lines keep their headquarters in Mariehamn. Some recall the city’s time as a popular bathing destination at the turn of the last century. In those days, big city citizens made their way to Åland to take in the invigorating sea air and recharge their bodies and minds with rejuvenating spa treatments. MARIEHAMN – A LITTLE BIG CITY. This is where the governingbodies of Åland reside. There are banks, and insurance companies, shops, cafés and restaurants. But, nature is always close by. Almost right in the middle of Mariehamn is Lilla Holmen, with its swimming beach and the verdant meadow of Tullarns äng. Lovely walking paths follow Mariehamn’s shorelines.

Building designed by Hilda Hongell at the turn of the last century.

IT’S JUST AS CLOSE TO CITY ENTERTAINMENT as it is to the sea in Mariehamn. Pubs, bars and nightclubs are located within easy walking distance of each other. Along the pedestrian avenue of Torggatan are speciality shops, offering everything from Åland handicrafts, articles from Finnish and Swedish designers, and cosy cafés. MARIEHAMN IS BEST EXPLORED on foot or even bicycle. Start your walking tour of the city on Badhusberget hill. From here, you’ll have a wonderful view over the entire city, and you can watch the large shipping vessels arriving and departing in the harbour channel.

Historic anchors on Stadshusbacken.

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THE CULTURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF ÅLAND

ÅLAND MARITIME MUSEUM

THE MARITIME QUARTER

ÅLAND ART MUSEUM

MARIEHAMN MUSEUM

LILLA HOLMEN

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Your best companion! Åland Guide is your best companion when visiting Åland. It will provide you with tips on activities, events and sights to see throughout Åland. www.alandguide.ax

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A red road over a blue sea.

Ferry service within Åland For more information on archipelago ferry service within Åland, please contact Ålandstrafiken, at (tel.) +358 (0)18 25600. www.alandstrafiken.ax

Föglö.


From island to island Vårdö, Bärö, Järsö, Bergö, Dånö, Snäckö. This list could go on and on. Åland is positively awash with islands. Try to visit them all! How many can you reach on a single visit? A good tip for beginners – start with Föglö!

A good way to get started is to look at a map. Åland itself is a larger island – in everyday parlance, it is called the main island or mainland Åland. It is surrounded by thousands upon thousands of smaller islands and skerries. Quite simply, the unparalleled nature of an archipelago. Many of the larger islands are inhabited all year round. These can be reached in various ways. The shortest route over the water is usually across a bridge or causeway. In other cases, there are ferries that also carry cars. Some ferries are oncall 24 hours a day, while others operate on set schedules.

IS THIS YOUR FIRST TIME ’collecting’ islands in Åland? Then you should definitely start with Föglö. The ferry runs several times a day from Svinö on the main island and takes a half an hour. It’s quite an experience to sit out on the deck and watch the beautiful archipelago from your high ferry perch. The ferry docks at the village of Degerby, the most city-like village in all of Åland and perfect for exploring on foot or by bike. The village was a stop on an important shipping lane and a population centre long before Mariehamn was founded. It boasted a customs house, parliament and

pilots. The buildings still stand, tucked in along the winding village lanes, including the stately Art Nouveau Customs House and the red storehouses from the early 1800s, when Åland, like the rest of Finland, was part of the enormous Russian Empire. This is where duty was imposed on the goods being shipped between Sweden and Russia.

A MONASTERY CELLAR in Kökar.

THE ARCHIPELAGO MUSEUM in Lappo.

HERMAS HOMESTEAD MUSEUM in Enklinge.

KÄLLSKÄR in Kökar.

THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH of Kumlinge.

GUESTHOUSE ENIGHETEN in Föglö.

THE OLD COUNCIL HALL and guest­house Enigheten provides lodgings and catering services.Visitors wanting to take a dip in the sea should head over to the beach at Sinting.

ATTRACTIONS IN THE ISLANDS

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Åland - where world powers once clashed Graham Robins of Scotland and Geir Henriksen of Norway met in Åland. While here, they explored Bomarsund and were taken by the exciting history of the area. What a massive military undertaking. What a social life. What celebrations and what a fate for the people there. Don’t miss the graves on Prästö to see the different denominations represented there, explain Graham Robins and Geir Henriksen.

Graham Robins and Geir Henriksen work at the Cultural History Museum of Åland. Graham

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is the musuem curator and Geir serves as a museum guide. ”Bomarsund is definitely a world-class site – without a doubt one of the most exciting and unique attractions in Åland,” say the two. THE AREA IS FILLED WITH memories of the time when Bomarsund was Åland’s economic and political centre. In 1830, Russia began construction of coastal fortifications in the area. Their plans were grand in scale and people from all over Russia came here – military personnel,


In August of 1854, British vessels took positions in the inlet and opened fire on the fortress at Bomarsund. The Notvikstornet fortifications (pictured) were destroyed in the attack.

stonecutters, merchants, journeymen, carpenters and convicts. Civilian society, with everything from shops to schools and pharmacies, grew around the fortifications. Between 3,000 and 3,500 people lived in the area during this time – a significant number in those days. There were no cities in Åland yet. High-ranking officers and others of similar status lived an upper class existence, replete with champagne and caviar. ”A cosmopolitan infusion with the courtliness of St. Petersburg came to tiny little Åland!” IN 1854, IT ALL CAME TO AN END French and British forces attacked the fortifications, which were then demolished with explosives. All civilian buildings, many done in the Empire

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style, were burned to the ground. Their ruins reportedly smouldered long after the attack. Geir even goes as far to say that Bomarsund is the Pompeii of Åland. One moment grand and the centre of attention, the next everything is gone. The events surrounding Bomarsund even had an impact on modern-day Åland, such as the demilitarisation of the island state and the founding of Mariehamn. THE RUINS OF THE MAIN FORTRESS and fortified tower remain along with the foundations of several civilian buildings. On the neighbouring island of Prästö, there are graves for people of various denominations who were buried during this time. Walking paths wind through the naturally beautiful site.

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Use the app! Want to know more about the fascinating history of Bomarsund? Want to see pictures of the large-scale military undertaking? Videos? Want to hear more? Just download the Coastal Past app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Available in Swedish, Finnish, English and Russian.

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Ååå,

so many ways to relax! TAKE A MINI-BREAK! Prices from €99 per person! Mariehamn, the heart of the Åland Islands, offers various opportunities to spend time together – for couples, families, friends, and co-workers. The price includes all of the following: • Return tickets for the ferry boat • Accommodation in a double room in the four-star Hotel Pommern • Breakfast and a three-course archipelago dinner in the Kvarter5 Restaurant at the hotel

Reservations and inquiries can be made 24/7 both by email info@alandhotels.fi and by phone +358 18 15 555.


Travel by sea! Board a ferry at the Port of Turku and spend a pleasant day at sea – shop, enjoy delicious food, and relax! The ferry will arrive in Mariehamn in the afternoon. You will stay at Hotel Pommern, which is located in the middle of the town, making it easy to enjoy the sea air and visit the various attractions. You will depart Mariehamn the following afternoon, and the ferry will arrive in Turku in the evening.

Enjoy local delicacies! A delicious three-course archipelago dinner is served at Hotel Pommern’s restaurant, Kvarter5, starting at 5pm. The wonderful archipelago breakfast is served from 7am to 10am on weekdays and from 7:30am to 10:30am on weekends.

When was the last time you slept in? The waves won’t rock your bed or the dining table. Hotel Pommern offers you a good night’s sleep, undisturbed by the waves of the sea. Enjoy your stay at this stylish, Scandinavian hotel!


RED GRANITE

and beautiful sand

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Åland’s nature has many faces. From bare, weather-beaten rock and verdant forest meadows to deep, enchanted woods. The red, rapakivi granite is typical of Åland. Åland’s shoreline is lined with red rock ground smooth by the retreating ice sheet of the last Ice Age. There is nothing finer than to lay back on the sun-warmed rock on a summer day. Higher up on the rock is a perfect habitat for lichen, which gives the rock a greyish appearance. And then, nature provides an unexpected treat – lovely sand beaches tucked in between the rocky outcroppings. One can always be grateful for such natural riches and diversity.

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Beautiful sandy beach in Åland with a view of the Åland Sea.


ACTIVE DAYS

Land or water?

”From a high vantage point looking out over the bay, you can just make out the shipping lanes that have linked Sweden and Finland since the Middle Ages.” Olle Persson on hiking on Geta in northern Åland.

Nature is never far away, always tempting you to get out and do something both invigorating and relaxing. Nature experiences in Åland can be roughly divided into two categories: things to do on land and things to do on the water. Are you a water person? In other words, someone who loves to feel the rolling of the sea under their feet and fill their lungs with an inexhaustible supply of fresh, briny sea air. Well, in that case, you won’t have

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any trouble finding things to do in Åland. Hire a kayak and paddle to your heart’s content. Which do you prefer? Open water beyond the archipelago with an unobstructed view of the horizon? An

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archipelago dotted with countless islands and islets, which you can sail past or even land on? Or both? You can really have it all. If you want, you can even paddle to one of the larger islands and then take an archipelago ferry home. The sea will tempt you to try a wide range of activities, such as surfing, kitesurfing and jet-skiing. Jetskis can be hired in Åland for a tour around the archipelago, with or without a guide. www.visitaland.com


Take a jet-ski out to the pilot station on Kobba Klintar!

Long-distance ice skaters will see some unusual ice formations.

Yoga helps to achieve balance.

WHEN THE WINTER ICE has settled in for the season, a whole host of new experiences awaits. Long-distance ice skating has become something of a folk sport in Åland. More and more people long to glide across the smooth, mirror surface of the iceand, if conditions permit, even skate out to the edge of the archipelago, where sea and sky blend seamlessly into one another. Åland also has several lakes,

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which freeze solid early in the season and are ideal for proper day skates. OR DO YOU PREFER dry land? Åland is just about the ideal place to explore on the saddle of a bike. Pedal your way through Åland’s cultural landscapes, through villages with their many red farm buildings and beautiful windmills, stopping along the way to see the sights, take a break at

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local cafés and rest on beautiful beaches. You can choose from several alternatives – stay in one place and make day trips depending on the weather, wind and mood, or make a real tour of it, staying in a different place each night. Tour operators, such as Viking Line and Eckerö Linjen offer cycling packages, which include a bicycle, helmet, route suggestions, booked accommodations and delicious meals. www.visitaland.com


Catch a ferry to the Åland Islands

Finnlines’ freight-passenger ships offer an easy option for travelling to the Åland Islands from Sweden and Finland. On this route the buffet meals are always included in the trip. Get your car ready and book your trip at finnlines.com


Climbers love Getabergen.

HIKING in Åland is a lot like biking – either you choose a longer route and overnight at each stop or you stay in one place and make day trips from there. There are several different trails to choose from. One is the Lemlandsleden trail, which is 25 kilometres in length. The trails are clearly marked and pass through varied terrain:

over hills, through villages and along the shorelines. You can purchase maps at Visit Åland. It is also possible to hike shorter sections of trails. WOULD YOU PREFER to climb a hill? On Getabergen, there are rock formations perfect for bouldering, and in Mariehamn’s

Western Harbour, there are sheer rock faces with bolted routes. Would you like to see Åland from horseback and ride out in the countryside with kindred spirits? Equestrian schools are happy to receive guest riders and will take you out for rides.

TIPS!

OUTDOOR RECREATION

ARCHIPELAGO TOURS

RENTALS

Olle Persson’s book ”Åland. Vandra, cykla, paddla” provides a multitude of handy tips on outdoor recreation in Åland. Visit Åland also provides tips on the best hiking trails. Digital maps at www.visitaland.com

Ålandstrafiken provides all the information you need on ferry service within Åland. www.alandstrafiken.ax

You can hire bikes and kayaks in Åland. Kayaks can be driven to a desired put-in and picked up when you are done, provided that the take-out can be reached by car.

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Compete to your heart’s content in Åland Åland Event arranges professional and cosy high-quality sports and leisure events for everybody. The events offer distances that suit both adults and children, regardless to their level.. BRÄNDÖLUFFEN Half-marathon on archi-­ pelago roads, 18 Maj. ALANDIA CUP Football tournament for 11-year-olds, 16–20 June. KÄRINGSUNDSLOPPET Cycling event, 29-30 June. SEMESTERLOPPET Running event, 13 July. BOMARSUND TRAIL RUN Running event, 3 August. KÄRINGSUND TRIATHLON 30-31 August.

ÅLAND SWIM RUN 13–14 September. ÅLANDSSPELEN Miniature golf tournament, 13–14 September. ÅLAND RUNT 2019 Cycling event and banquets, 21–22 September. KANONLOPPET/ ÅLANDSMARSCHEN 12 October. ÅLAND MARATHON & ½ MARATHON, 26 October.

Read more about Åland Event and the events at www.alandevent.ax

Welcome to Käringsund!

Rea www. d more at karing sund. ax

Käringsund is a great place by the sea in Eckerö, on Ålands’ westernmost point. Celebrate a wonderful holiday with us in a comfortable cottage, villa or at our campsite. We offer a large terrace with a swimming pool, café, bistro and pizzeria, restaurant and a complete conference center. We also offer a wide range of activities. Here relaxation, activities and good food goes hand in hand.

info@karingsund.ax | www.karingsund.ax +358 18 38000 | Eckerö, Åland


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Such a sporting island! Åland has invested heavily in sports and has numerous sport halls located throughout the island province. It’s almost difficult to find a sport that can’t be played indoors. Åland is an ideal location for training camps, for both teams and individuals, and it hosts a number of competitions. Åland is a rather sporty province. Both public and private actors are active investors in sports, ensuring its continuous development. We can start with Åland’s multipurpose halls. There are two in Mariehamn and two in rural areas where visitors can play floor hockey, volleyball, basketball, table tennis and futsal. Allhallen in Eckerö is big enough to fit a full-size football pitch! Then, there are several speciality halls for tennis, badminton, gymnastics, ice hockey and martial arts such as judo.

There are also halls devoted to curling and bowling. Vikingahallen in Jomala boasts its own squash court. INTEREST IN EQUESTRIAN SPORTS is positively exploding. Today, there are several riding schools and course-based training facilities for equestrian sports. Most of these have their own indoor riding hall. Two gyms and a Crossfit cage are also available to incidental visitors who want a workout during their Åland visit. The gyms offer a wide variety of group training

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programmes with instructors and the wellknown Friskis & Svettis concept is very popular. AND DON’T FORGET the numerous outdoor venues, such as football pitches, some even with artificial turf that are open all year round, not to mention the track and field arenas. Bark and/or sawdust fitness trails can be found in connection with several sports halls. MANY SPORTS CLUBS and associations choose to hold their training camps in Åland. There are many advantages to this. It is easy to book the desired times in sports halls and accommodations are never far away, usually within walking distance. Besides, the ferry trip to and from Åland is an experience in itself.

FAC I L I T I E S I N Å L A N D

IDROTTSGÅRDEN, BALTICHALLEN, WIKLÖF HOLDING ARENA, ISLANDIA, BADHUSET MARIEBAD and BOLLHALLA in Mariehamn. VIKINGAHALLEN in Jomala.

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ÅLANDS IDROTTSCENTER (and swimming hall) in Finström.

SLEIPNER, riding club in Mariehamn.

ECKERÖHALLEN in Eckerö.

GRANLUNDA GÅRD, equestrian centre, bed & box.

STALL AFTONSOL, riding school in Tellholm.

AVANCIA gym in Mariehamn. TRÄNINGSVERKET and CROSS FIT NORTH AX, gym in Jomala.

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Which way to go? Hole 10 on the King’s Course in Kastelholm can be played many ways.


Eckerö Golf – close to the ferry harbour at Berghamn.

Which will be your favourite course? A long season and two courses to choose from. A thoroughly enjoyable ferry ride will make the entire experience truly unforgettable. It’s no wonder that golfers love Åland! In addition to this, some big things are happening. The Castle Course is being rebuilt, with even more holes along the shoreline. ECKERÖ GOLF on Åland’s sunny west coast offers a familiar, relaxed golf experience. The 18-hole course, which is built on both farmland and through a forest area, has a number of tricky section, which provide a variety of playing options. THE COURSE RE-OPENED a few years ago, with the addition of new bunkers and water traps, among other things. It also offers a special new feature - four tees designed to suit both the young and older, both beginners and more advanced golfers. When driving from the shortest tee, the

course length is just over 3,200 metres and from the longest, over 5,700 metres. It is much more fun to play when everyone – regardless of their skill level – has a chance to make the hole at their handicap. The course is located close to the ferry harbour in Eckerö and there are several lodging alternatives nearby. ÅLAND GOLF CLUB, which has hosted thousands of satisfied guest players since it opened in 1983, is making a major investment in its facilities and currently rebuilding Slottsbanan (Castle Course), the

oldest of the club’s two 18-hole courses. When the course reopens for the 2020 season, players will be able to enjoy completely new holes set right along the shoreline. Until then, guests can play the 18 varying holes of the King’s Course and the 6-hole Prinsess short course. This course is perfect for everyone – beginners not yet able to handle longer holes, skilled players who want to improve their short game, players only looking for a quick round and anyone wanting to extend their game after playing 18 holes. GOLF SEASON is long in Åland, from early spring to late autumn. The fact that the entire golf trip starts with a truly enjoyable ferry ride, with plenty of good food, drink and tax-free shopping, only enhances the overall experience.

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Reservations can be booked either direct with the courses or through a tour operator in Åland such as Viking Line, Eckerö Linjen, Åland Travel, Ålandhotels or Ålands Turist & Konferens.

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The fish are biting! Fishing in Åland is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The fishing methods can vary widely, as do the fish. Sometimes it’s high season for trout, at others its all about salmon, pike, perch or pike-perch. Come whenever it suits you best! Is it time to try your hand at brown trout fishing? An exciting challenge and unique nature experience, particularly if you choose to match wits with this noble fish in late autumn, when the chill has set in and the days are shorter. Åland has beautiful lowland shorelines facing the open sea that are tailor made for fly fishing, whether from the shore or on a float. After spending several hours outside, there’s nothing quite like coming back to a nice, warm home, where you can take a sauna and eat a hearty meal. ÅLAND IS a fishing paradise all year round. One of its specialities is the rapacious pike, which can be found just about anywhere there are reeds. Pike can be fished with both spinners and lures. And, if you get tired of pike, there are also plenty of perch and pike-perch to be had! In the winter, when the ice has set, anglers can head out with their jigs and a thermos DISTANCES in Åland are short and the sea is always close by. This means that you can do all sorts of different fishing – even in a single day. Brown trout in the morning and then perch in a sheltered cove in the afternoon. Or vice versa. EVERYTHING YOU NEED for a fishing holiday can be purchased in the same package: the trip to Åland, accommodations, a boat with motor and fishing permit. A fishing guide, who knows the water and where the fishing is good on any given day, can also be hired.

Fishing licenses online! The waters surrounding Åland are divided into several large and small fishing license areas. All visiting anglers must have a valid fishing license. Go to www.fiskekarta.ax and click on the area you want to fish. If you would like additional information on fishing regulations visit Cottage villages and shops in Åland also sell fishing licenses over the counter.

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Follow us into the nature! Åland has a magical archipelago nature. The local experts help you to find the activities you’re looking for. Fishing guides lead you to the best fishing waters. Taxi boats take you to all destinations according to your wishes, also to faraway lighthouse islands or fishing camps by the wide open sea. Water jets can be rented

for your own explorations. Åland can also be discovered on horseback. Contact us, preferably before your visit to Åland. We tailor a package according to your needs and wishes, exactly the way you want.

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We are one of the few operators in Scandinavia that offer red deer and mouflon bow hunting in our wildlife enclosure. Red deer, for example, range in size from young animals to stags with 17–18-branched antlers. If you don’t want to go hunting, you can take a camera and visit the enclosure with your host to capture the beautiful animals this way! Genuine cabins with modern facilities located by the beach close to the enclosure.

Åland’s fishing paradise is an experience second to none. With my life-long fishing experience, professional equipment and engagement I can offer you a a successful fishing adventure. You’re welcome to join excursions to Kobba Klintar and Rödhamn islands, among other destinations. Follow us on Facebook!

Travel with your horse and experience our Bed & Box accommodation concept. Book riding lessons, training, participate in our courses, or enjoy a holiday with your horse in beautiful surroundings. We offer you a stable, indoor riding hall as well as lit outdoor arena. Stay in our comfortable farm hotel in old rural farm environs. Welcome to us for relaxation, fishing or hunting or just for spending time in nature – with or without your horse!

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Mariehamn • www.fiskelyckan.ax

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JetSki Åland

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JetSki Åland offers jet skis, SUP boards and water sports equipment for rent. Experience the Åland archipelago first-hand. Kick off, stag or hen parties, or exciting adventures with your friends. It goes without saying that we also offer wet suits, life jackets and other accessories. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram. Welcome!

Lägerelden offers guests fine and memorable fishing and nature experiences in the Åland archipelago. We also offer other activities and customise all excursions according to your wishes. SPECIAL PACKAGE: Accommodation at Villa Älgvik with a guided fishing excursion. Welcome!

Experience high-class angling for pike, perch and sea trout. Or try traditional archipelago fishing with a net for archipelago delicacies such as whitefish and perch. Both groups and private individuals are welcome to our guided fishing trips. You can also go on your own fishing trip in local waters or follow us on a sea outing to Väderskär.

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Shipland.ax Experience the Åland archipelago on Shipland’s boat taxi excursions. Join island hopping tours to the archipelago islands outside Mariehamn, enjoy an exciting ”Spend a day on an island” trip onshore a desert island, or join a trip to Lågskär lighthouse island. Choose between all-inclusive

packages and customised excursions. Our tours suit for groups of different sizes, and our bow ramp makes it easy to go ashore and back onboard. Östra Hamnen, Mariehamn www.shipland.ax

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New experiences on the Pommern The captain is fretting. Which route should he take for the return passage from Australia to Europe? The cook is lost in thought. How can he stretch the provisions for three months? The deckhand is wondering. Will his homesickness be too much for him? Meet them aboard the tall ship Pommern, which will be offering entirely new experiences starting this year! Mariehamn and Åland have invested in the future by building a specially equipped quay with a built-in dock for the tall ship Pommern, one of the city’s most popular sights. The vessel is moored floating, naturally, inside a built-in dock. It is like an enormous bathtub made of steel and concrete set atop heavy piles driven into the seabed. IN MAY THIS YEAR, Pommern will be reopened to visitors along with many new features besides the quay. Now visitors board the ship on a footbridge from the Åland Maritime Museum that leads

directly to the topmost deck or ’weather deck’, as it is known in the colourful seaman’s parlance. The footbridge makes the Pommern more accessible to visitors with disabilities. ON BOARD THE POMMERN, you’ll be able to eavesdrop on the crewmembers while they chat about their experiences, feelings and thoughts during the long voyages from Europe to Australia and back again. The stories you will hear are based on letters, journals and travelogues the crewmembers have themselves written.

THE TWEEN DECK has become a real hands-on deck. Here, you can try your hand at such tasks as sewing sails, and in the large hold at the bottom of the ship you can experience the power of nature over humankind – from the doldrums to fresh breeze and all the way to full storm. THE POMMERN was built in 1903 in Glasgow,Scotland and purchased in 1923 by Åländ shipowner, Gustaf Erikson. The vessel, one of the world’s only large sailing ships preserved in its original condition, was donated to the City of Mariehamn by Erikson’s descendants.

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ÅLAND MARITIME MUSEUM in Mariehamn.

SHIPMASTER’S HOMESTEAD PELLAS, in Lemland.

LASSE ERIKSSONS MARITIME MUSEUM in Vårdö.

MARITIME QUARTER in Mariehamn, with a sailing boat museum.

KOBBA KLINTAR PILOT STATION outside Mariehamn.

THE POMMERN, museum sailing ship.

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Celebration of sailing coming soon On 22-25 Juli 2021, if not before, it’s time to get yourself back to Mariehamn! That’s when the city will play host to the Tall Ships Race, a racing event that even brings in the biggest of the big sailing ships. The impressive vessels will be moored on the quay in Western Harbour and the whole city will be alive with a wide variety of events, parties and merry crew members from every corner of the world. It is sure to be a festive, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Join us!

Hanna Hagmark-Cooper, Director of the Åland Mari­ time Museum, is more than satisfied when she inspects the new special quay for the museum ship, Pommern. A safe, solid berth for the old girl!


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The voyage of a lifetime. It’s the 1930s. For 100 days the Pommern sails in fair winds and foul to Australia, and then home again. You sign on and experience the circumnavigation in just one day. GRAND RE-OPENING 1 MAY 2019 – WELCOME ABOARD

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Kobba Klintar

Magical lighthouses Lighthouse islands have always held their own charm and magic. On one hand, you have freedom and an endless view out over the sea. On the other, you are isolated and exposed. Åland has several lighthouses open to visitors - it is always fascinating to visit a lighthouse island and try to imagine what life was like for lighthouse keepers and their families, especially during the winter months. Märket lighthouse was built on a bare skerry, which sits right on the border between Finland and Sweden. It was commissioned in 1885. Seafarers had long wanted a lighthouse installed here. The shallows in the area were, at the time, a death trap for ships passing by Åland on their way to the north or south. Many a seaman met his end here and the area is packed with shipwrecks. The winds can blow hard at Märket – according to some, the hardest in all of Finland – and waves can wash over the entire skerry. To walk on the rock under such conditions was extremely dangerous to the lighthouse keepers. When the weather became stormy, the keepers would stay on the gangway, which ran between the lighthouse buildings high above the ground. Lighthouse keepers were no longer needed when the lighthouse was automated in 1976.

Sälskär

THE LÅGSKÄR ISLANDS dot the surface of the sea roughly halfway between the coast of Sweden and Åland. The current lighthouse tower was completed in 1920. At most, some 20-30 people lived on Lågskär, which is an extremely exposed spot. For long periods of time during the winter, these people would be completely cut off from the rest of the world. THE LIGHTHOUSE ON SÄLSKÄR is white, slender and elegant, and its island is somewhat more hospitable than Märket. Razorbills nest on a neighbouring island. PILOT STATION Kobba Klintar is located at the entry channel to Mariehamn. Easy to reach, easy to fall in love with. Archipelago nature on a grand scale, with a healthy dose of maritime history. The white beacon is often used as a venue for cultural experiences. Lågskär L I G H T H O U S E S A N D P I L O T S TAT I O N S

Excursion to MÄRKET from Käringsund in Eckerö.

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Excursion boat to KOBBA KLINTAR from Korrviksfiskehamn in Mariehamn.

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Excursion to SÄLSKÄR from Skarpnåtö in Hammarland.

Taxi boat to LÅGSKÄR. www.shipland.ax

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The pride of Åland runs aground in front of the whole world The little hamlet of Salcombe in Devon, England was experiencing its best tourist season ever in 1936. And what might this have to do with Åland, you might ask? The answer is: a great deal. In April 1936, the windjammer Herzogin Cecilie ran aground off the coast of England, attracting a great deal of attention. It is a dramatic race against the clock. Can the cargo of grain be saved before it rots? Can the ship be refloated? Newspapers are filled with reports and articles on the incident. Newsreels are made and people crowd into Salcombe to see the pitiful sight of the grand vessel lying aground close to the coastline. THE SHIP’S CAPTAIN on board is Sven Eriksson, who was born on Pellas farmstead in Åland and raised in a hardworking Åland farmer-shipowner family. Also on board the ship is his wife, Pamela, an adventurous woman of British descent and, accordingly, from a whole different world. She talks to journalists with an air or experience and often appears in newsreels. HERZOGIN CECILIE is now owned by Ålander Gustaf Erikson, who is known as the world ’king of windjammers’. In 1932, at the height of his windjammer empire, he owns 18 large square-riggers that sail all over the world. The Herzogin Cecilie is the most beautiful of them all. However, the ship cannot be saved after running aground. It is doomed to become a shipwreck. THE CAPTAIN had an elegantly appointed cabin aboard the ship. Today, the entire cabin can be seen at the Åland Maritime Museum. The cabin was removed and shipped to Mariehamn after the grand ’Duchess’ was left to her fate on the coast of England. Step in and feel the atmosphere this is where Captain Sven Eriksson had his private dining salon, where he, a high-ranking sea captain, entertained members of the glitterati while in port. CAPTAIN ERIKSSON’S CHILDHOOD HOME Pellas is also still standing. He lived here together with his wife, Pamela, after the shipwreck in England. Their two children were also born here. After the Second World War, the family emigrated to South Africa, where they then purchased a farm. Visit Pellas! Here, you’ll be able to see how a wealthy family in Åland lived at the turn of the last century. There is a small exhibition on the Herzogin Cecilie in the attic. Captain’s cabin from the Herzogin Cecilie at the Åland Maritime Museum.

THE HERZOGIN CECILIE

Read HERTIGINNAN OCH KAPTENSKAN (The Duchess and the Captain) by Ulla-Lena Lundberg (photos by Pamela Eriksson) and THE DUCHESS by Pamela Eriksson.

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Visit the SHIPMASTER’S HOMESTEAD PELLAS in Lemland. Visit the ÅLAND MARITIME MUSEUM in Mariehamn.

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’Highborn Pamela Bourne would barely have given Åland sea captain Sven Eriksson even a sidelong glance had they met in a pub. He would make a much better impression against the backdrop of fifty-metre high masts and swelling sails, the very embodiment of power and control in any context,’ writes author Ulla-Lena Lundberg in her book ’Hertiginnan och kaptenskan’ (’The Duchess and the Captain’). Here, we see him at the foot of the main mast, with the mizzen sails in the background.

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The countryside is alive in Åland

THEY HAVE adjusted to the conditions given to them and focus more on speciality crops than grains. Åland is currently Finland’s largest apple orchard - three out of every four apples is grown here. A beautiful sight in the spring is the apple trees in full blossom, not to mention them in the fall, heavy with ripe fruit. Åland has a good climate for fruit farming, with many hours of sunshine and a mild, extended autumn. This is thanks to the sea surrounding Åland that has warmed over the summer.

Åland’s countryside is very much alive. Ranks of apple trees stand branch to branch. Onion fields can be found everywhere. Cows and sheep grazing in pastures is a common sight. Many farmers and breeders also go that extra distance and process their produce in their own abbattoirs, dairies and bakeries. Head out into the Åland countryside and see it with your own eyes. It’s positively teeming with life. Of course, Åland’s nature does play a part in this in some ways. Sometimes a little cove cuts its way in between fields, sometimes a hill juts straight up out of the landscape. It can be quite a patchwork and farmers seldom have broad, flat plains to work with.

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AND THAT’S not all. Various types of onions and potatoes are key crops. A large percentage of the potatoes become, among other things, chips in Åland’s largest factory. Members of the Odlarringen farming co-operative are devoted to organic farming and offer a variety of produce.

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Welcome to the Middle Ages and Kastelholms Castle! Kastelholms Castle from 1380 is the only medieval castle on Åland. The castle had its glory days under Gustav Vasa when Åland and Finland belonged to Sweden. After having been enlarged and built out in different stages up until the 1630s, the castle fell into decay after several fires. Nowadays it is restored to a “living ruin” and is open to visitors May through September.

KASTELHOLMS SLOTT www.kastelholm.ax +358(0)457 3500 558, +358 18 25000

Experience versatile Kastelholm Kastelholm – a scenic and historic district. Come by sea in your own boat or by land and enjoy good food, great golf and many attractions worth seeing.

Warm welcome to our harbour, which is well protected in the Bay of Slottssundet. We offer electricity and water on the piers, sauna, fuel, a small shop with freshly baked bread. Laundry room. Bicycle rental. Barbecue area. WiFi. Popular playground.

KASTELHOLMS GÄSTHAMN www.kastelholmsgasthamn.ax +358 18 43 733

Smakbyn – a place to enjoy

Golf on royal grounds

In the Smakbyn restaurant, run by award-winning chef Michael Björklund, you can enjoy good food and drink. Try a cooking course, visit the wine cellar or our shop with local handicrafts and foods. We also arrange tastings of beverages from our own distillery.

King Gustav Vasa’s castle and royal hunting grounds offer Åland Golf Club a majestic scenery in Kastelholm! Choose Kungsbanan with 18 varied holes or Prinsessan’s short hole course with 6 holes. Slottsbanan course is being rebuilt and awaits you with fantastic golf experiences and new seaside holes in 2020. Welcome!

SMAKBYN ÅLAND www.smakbyn.ax +358 18 43 666

ÅLANDS GOLFKLUBB www.agk.ax +358 18 41500


IF YOU WANT TO SEE ANIMALS without making a major expedition of it, then you’ve come to the right place. Both dairy and beef cattle can often bee seen out grazing, as can sheep with their lambs. MANY FARMERS AND BREEDERS produce their goods with a craftsman-like approach. Some make delicious cheeses from milk. Others ensure that the meats they produce are made into flavourful sausages, that sea buckthorn is boiled down into perfect curds and marmalades, and that apples are transformed into refreshing ciders. Some are so successful at doing these things that they win awards in food competitions outside of Åland.

Kansanjuhla Local festivals in maaseudulla! the countryside! Ahvenanmaa vihannoi, Åland in Greenery 24.–26.5. ja Sadonkorjuujuhlat (24-26 May) and the Harvest Festival (20-22avoimine September), 20.–22.9. with open farms, the sale of maatiloineen, tilapuoteineen goods and activities. ja aktiviteetteineen.

ÅLANDSMEJERIET produces cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and other products from Åland milk. It is said to have a special archipelago flavour, thanks in large part to the herbs that dairy cows graze on in the lime-rich soil. The cheeses have local names such as Bomarsund, Kastelholm and Pommern, with many receiving top honours in Finnish cheese championships in their respective classes. WHY NOT TRY AN ÅLAND style beer? Two breweries offer a wide variety of beers, with new products being introduced on a regular basis. One of the Stallhagen brewery’s biggest sellers is flavoured with honey.

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Can it get any more ’dinner in the archipelago’ than this? A beautifully set table almost in the middle of the sea, with delicious dishes prepared by Åland’s finest chefs on the plate. Dinner in the Sea, a concept created by Rundbergs Stugor, is an extraordinary dining and archipelago experience.

ÅLAND’S BAKERIES naturally bake the island province’s ’national breads’ – one a flat bread perfect for everything from a breakfast sandwich to fish soup and the other a black rye bread. Here’s a tip for a little snack that will fill the bill almost anytime: Fry the bread in Åland butter and then eat with gravlax, Åland sour cream and an egg or two!

IT’S EASY to eat well in Åland. Chefs are very skilled at getting the most out of such excellent raw ingredients and challenge one another to ever greater culinary heights. Åland’s biggest celebrity chef, Michael Björklund, who has won numerous cooking competitions and appeared on countless television programmes in Finland and Sweden, is the trendsetter. If he can do it, so can others!

SHOPS often include locally-produced goods on their shelves. These are also sold at local markets. Two highlights of the year are Åland in Greenery in May and the Harvest Festival in September. During these events, farms open their doors to visitors and sell both their own produce and those grown by others.

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THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF RESTAURANTS in Åland, with five being listed in the White Guide Nordic retaurant guide: Nautical, Indigo and Kvarter5 in Mariehamn, Havsvidden in Geta (northern Åland) and Smakbyn in Kastelholm. Of these five establishments, Nautical is the oldest. Nautical was the

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regular haunt of shipowners in their day and is positively oozing with Åland’s rich maritime history. Its view of the Pommern enhances the overall experience. G O O D TA S T E I N Å L A N D

AMALIAS LIMONADFABRIK, farm shop, Lemland. MARSKOGENS LAMM, farm shop and café, Finström. SKÄRGÅRDSBRÖD KÖKAR, bakery and summer café, Kökar. JOHANNAS HEMBAKTA, shop and café, Grelsby. STALLHAGEN, brewery, pub and restaurant, Grelsby. OPEN WATER BREWERY, brewery and shop, Lemland.

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Taste the Åland Pancake! Any café worth its salt serves the Åland pancake and, on the market square, they melt in your mouth like butter in the hot summer sun. One could almost say that everyone who comes to Åland will eat at least one Åland pancake, which suits just about every taste. But, it’s best to start with the real point of contention – should you use rice semolina or farina when making an Åland pancake? Tina Dahlblom-Landell, home economics teacher and proprietor of the Saltvik Bed & Breakfast, bakes sheet after sheet of pancakes for hungry guests during the summer months and she has chosen her side: I use rice semolina – it makes the pancake fluffier. She prefers to serve it with ’sviskonkräm’ – a jam made by boiling prunes and seasoned with cinnamon – and a dollop of ’snömos’, which is ’whipped cream’ in the Ålandic dialect of Swedish. But, she also keeps strawberry jam on hand just in case someone prefers that.

pancake, which is a simple mixture of milk, eggs and flour. But, she was soon acquainted with Åland’s ’national dish’ and fell in love. ”A delicacy that can be enjoyed in so many ways - as a snack, with afternoon coffee and for dessert. When we set up a buffet, I always have pancake along with the other desserts, but in fork-sized pieces,” explains Tina. It is very filling. Its base is farina or rice semolina, which is mixed with sugar, flour and eggs. ”Maybe the pancake came about when people in the old days had porridge left over and they wanted to make something out of it,” wonders Tina.

TINA’S ROOTS are in Turunmaa, which is in Southwest Finland. She came to Åland in 1989 to work as a teacher for budding chefs. At that time, she was only familiar with the standard issue Finnish

SO, TRAVEL AROUND Åland and test the various pancakes at different places. Then, try making one at home with your preferred ’secret’ ingredient – rice semolina or farina!

Cardemom is the key 1 litre milk 1 dl rice semolina or 1.5 dl farina 1 dl flour 3 eggs 1 dl sugar 0.5 tsp salt 1 tsp cardemom 50 g butter or margarine Boil the rice semolina or farina. Let cool for a while. Lightly whisk the eggs and sugar and mix with the semolina/farina. Mix in the flour, salt and, most importantly, the cardemom, which gives the pancake its unique flavour. Spread the batter out (approx. 2 cm thick) onto a greased baking pan. Place pats of butter on top of the batter. Bake at 200 degrees until the pancake is a golden brown. The pancake can be frozen if there is any left over.

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experiences in Mariehamn RESTAURANTS NOT TO BE MIS S ED

Mariehamn attracts visitors with good food and entertainment. Take a food walk and discover four restaurants with atmosphere, style and variety – everything from great lunches, seafood and à la carte dishes to stone oven baked pizzas. In between you can play adventure golf.

Enjoy seafood by the pier Brasserie Ångbåtsbryggan har ett utmärkt läge i Mariehamn. Bara ett stenkast från torget men ändå vid bryggan med fin utsikt över vattnet och båtlivet i Östra hamnen. Brasserie Ångbåtsbryggan has a great location in Mariehamn. Just a stone’s throw from the town square, yet at the pier with a nice sea view over the bay and marina in the Eastern Harbour. The restaurant offers a special atmosphere because the walls and the ceiling are made of glass, which gives an illusion of being outdoors when indoors. In late summer and autumn evenings there is extra magic in the air when the natural daylight is shifting into a starry sky. The open kitchen is the heart of the restaurant. You can see the chefs working next to a big stone oven made of local recycled red bricks. The seafood plateau – Brasseriet’s well-known speciality. A large

plateau of seafood delights such as lobster, moules marinières, crayfish, grilled scampi and shrimps is served with bread, aioli and romesco, a delicious sauce with the taste of roasted peppers.

- The dish is served as a main course for two persons, but it can also be shared by four persons as an appetizer, says the restaurant staff and gives a tip: - You are welcome to order the plateau in advance when you book the table! The menu focuses on grilled and seasonal food with meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. There is something for all tastes.

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Challenge your family on adventure golf Ångbåtsbryggan Adventure Golf is next to Brasseriet in the Eastern Harbour. Here you can have a lunch, coffee or something good to drink before or after a round on the 18-hole mini golf course with fun obstacles. The sunny and spacious outdoor patio has a nice view of several golf holes. The course suits everyone, young and old alike.

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Oasis inin the town centre Oasis the town centre Sittkoffska Gården is a is popular meeting pointpoint in the of of Sittkoffska Gården a popular meeting in middle the middle Mariehamn. Cosiness, vintage, locallocal raw raw produce and and sustainability are are Mariehamn. Cosiness, vintage, produce sustainability the key words for the TakeTake an extra looklook at the the key words for restaurant. the restaurant. an extra at imaginary the imaginary décor, suchsuch as the windows, old pieces of furniture, lushlush green décor, as recycled the recycled windows, old pieces of furniture, green plants and and the gigantic felted elk head. HereHere you you can can enjoy genuine plants the gigantic felted elk head. enjoy genuine homely meals of local raw raw produce and and highhigh quality. VisitVisit alsoalso the Farm homely meals of local produce quality. the Farm Store, filledfilled withwith Åland artisan foodfood products that that you you can can buy buy home. Store, Åland artisan products home.

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19-27.7 19-27.7 2019 2019 ROCKOFF.NU ROCKOFF.NU Stone oven baked pizzas with fresh ingredients Stone oven baked pizzas with fresh ingredients Pizzeria Diablo is located on Nygatan, in the of Mariehamn’s Pizzeria Diablo is located on Nygatan, in heart the heart of Mariehamn’s entertainment centre. Diablo serves delicious stone ovenoven baked pizzas entertainment centre. Diablo serves delicious stone baked pizzas withwith a local twisttwist and and of fresh raw raw produce. Enjoy youryour pizza in the a local of fresh produce. Enjoy pizza in the cosycosy pizzeria or take away. The The opening hours are generous, especially pizzeria or take away. opening hours are generous, especially during the weekend when pizzas are baked untiluntil 5 o’clock in the during the weekend when pizzas are baked 5 o’clock in the morning. morning.

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Creative trio with different forms of expression

Creativity thrives in studios all over Åland. During Konstrundan in the autumn, many local artists open their studios to visitors.

Åland inspires artists. The trio of Jonas Wilén, Nayab Ikram and Johan Karlsson exemplify the broad range of different styles among working artists. Large-scale oil paintings, sarcastic political cartoons for local newspapers, street photography and crafty hedgehogs, dogs and other animals made of scrap metal are just some of their oeuvre.

JONAS WILEN, a currently active artist, can be seen in a variety of contexts. He paints everything from large oil canvases to tiny little stamps. He is a proponent of public art, a powerful mosaic of athletes displayed at Mariehamns Idrottsgård,

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and draws clever and sarcastic cartoons lampooning current events that are published nearly every week in local newspaper Nya Åland.

oleoides, which is from Pakistan. One of her methods is to place photo­ graphs taken long ago in contemporary street scenes.

NAYAB IKRAM is a photographer and visual artist. When she was commissioned by Åland Post to design a stamp that celebrated diversity, she combined an Åland pine with a tree called Salvadora

JOHAN KARLSSON takes worn out ball bearings, nuts, chainsaw chains, flatware and all sorts of junk – preferably rusty – and transforms them into unique works of art. He welds, cuts and saws, creating

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dogs, hedgehogs, roe deer, frogs and a veritable cavalcade of other animals that bring a smile to most people’s faces. Imagination, an artistic eye, a skilled touch and re­cycling all rolled into one! MUSEUMS, galleries and arts and crafts shops offer Ålandic art in its various forms – created today and in the past.

KONSTRUNDAN open studio event in August.

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ÅCB provides tips The Aland Convention Bureau (ÅCB) is the place to go for everyone wanting to host a meeting or conference in Åland. Free of charge and without bias. ÅCB provides tips and recommendations on package trips, accommodations and conference rooms in Åland and supplemental activities, which are custom-tailored for each group. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. For us, each and every meeting is important,” says Sanna Könönen-Wahlstedt of ÅCB. Read more at visitaland.com/acb ål an d

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’ÅLAND – The Meeting Islands’ brochure can be read online.

Alandica Culture & Congress (in the background) has both small conference rooms and an auditorium that seats 600.


Klobben is part of Silverskär Islands, where guests can hold meetings surrounded by nature.

Calm and restful venues for effective meetings Åland is a peaceful place to host meetings. There is no hustle or bustle. No long shuttles here and there. No traffic jams. But, there is plenty to do when taking a break. Åland offers facilities for meetings large and small, both in Mariehamn and out in the archipelago.

HOLDING A MEETING or conference in Åland is more than the sum of its parts – it ends up being an experience unto itself. You start out with passage on a cruise ship or a flight, followed by a couple productive work days in a beautiful archipelago setting. If you prefer, you can start and/ or end your days on board a ship. The passenger ships have fully-equipped conference rooms in a variety of sizes. TIME CAN BE spent effectively thanks to the short distances, and the meeting or conference can be spiced up with actionpacked or relaxing activities, depending on what the group prefers. Maybe a round of golf or spot of fishing. Perhaps hiking, biking, curling, a casino course or visit to a museum would be the ticket.

Or maybe a boat excursion to a beautiful island. Sometimes, an hour in the sauna with the obligatory dip in the sea is just what you need before a hearty meal. If you would like to learn a few cooking tricks, you can book a couple hours in the kitchen with Åland’s celebrity chef, Michael Björklund. MEETING AND CONFERENCE FACILITIES come in all shapes and sizes. You can stay in timber storehouses on a rugged island out in the archipelago and hold your meeting in rustic Saltarboden. You can also choose a modern venue in the Mariehamn city centre or far out at the edge of the archipelago in north Åland. What would best suit your group?

MEETING VENUES

KÄRINGSUND RESORT & KONFERENCE in Eckerö.

ALANDICA KULTUR & KONGRESS in Mariehamn.

HOTELL ARKIPELAG in Mariehamn.

HAVSVIDDEN in Geta.

HOTELL PARK ALANDIA in Mariehamn.

Shipping lines ECKERÖ LINJEN, TALLINK SILJA

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What’s in the bag? Borrow a Family Bag at the Cultural History Museum of Åland and explore the museum together. A simple ragdoll will guide you to boxes with more expensive toys. A flitting plastic flea challenges you to find the mould in which a toy was made. Everything in the bag makes the museum visit even more fun for families with small children. The kids’ corners offers all sorts of activities, among them the chance to build a lighthouse - if you do it right, it will even start flashing! At the Åland Art Museum, you can watch a video film of children explaining what they thought of various paintings. Do you agree with them or do you have your own views on the subject?

A paradise for the whole family! It’s easy for families with kids to have fun in Åland. Here, you can easily go from the beach to a play park and then on to do some fun activity at a museum, all without any stress. All of Åland is a paradise for families. Distances are short – indeed, many places can be reached on foot. When travelling by car, no trip will take too long for the youngest members of the family. In some cases, it is even possible to take a ferry between islands, making a simple trip a little adventure in itself! NATURE is always open for a wander. There are several shorter hiking trails that are perfect for the whole family. Bring along your own food and enjoy a picnic in a forest clearing or at the seashore! PUBLIC BEACHES can be found all over Åland. No two are exactly alike here. The beach at Degersand in Eckerö has a real Danish feel to it, wit its broad strip of sand and open view of the sea. The beach at Bamböle in Finström offers piers, a diving platform and rocky outcrops. Located almost in the middle of Mariehamn, Lilla Holmen has a shallow sand beach and a kidfriendly, ship-themed climbing structure. IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOME ANIMALS, there are red and fallow deer, wild boar, ostriches and llama on a game safari at Käringsund in Eckerö. On Lilla Holmen there is a bird house where you’ll find a collection of exotic birds.

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MUSEUMS offer a wide range of fun activities for children. At the Åland Hunting and Fishing Museum, visitors can dig for pearls in the sand and cast their own tin figurines. At the Åland Maritime Museum, ship’s rat Ruby is on board and the children’s room ’Ruby and the Sea’ shows what life is like under the sea, with shipwrecks, marine creatures and mermaid rats. The smallest members of the family can go on a treasure hunt, while bigger kids can test the museum’s handson activities, such as the climbing mast. The Cultural History Museum of Åland and Åland Art Museum both offer special activities for children. At Kastelholm Castle, kids can dress up as princesses and knights and search for pirate treasure chests. At the Jan Karlsgården open air museum, right next to Kastelholm Castle, children can bake bread, among other fun activities. FAMILY FUN PARK Smart Park in Eckerö offers endless fun for kids 2 years and up, including mazes, climbing nets, a big sand paradise, pedal car tracks, a miniature farm and a pond with boats. At Leklandet, which is located just a couple kilometres from Smart park, visitors can jump, flip and flop around in various bouncy castles and fortresses.

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The Maritime Quarter The Maritime Quarter is an oasis for traditional wooden vessels and boats near the centre of Mariehamn. On the tip of the pier there is a small chapel for sailors. Here you can also find a restaurant, jewellery workshop and Åland’s biggest crafts shop SALT.


EXPERIENCE ANOTHER WORLD – three islands for meetings, parties and pleasant relaxation You and the people with you have the whole island together with our dedicated staff at your disposal. Exclusively in a genuine setting with food that smells like archipelago. Venison and mushrooms from the islands, fish from local waters and produce from local suppliers.

Live with the water as your neighbour • The main island Silverskär: 47 beds in 4-star standard • Klobben: 32 beds in charming sea cottages • Sviskär: 4 beds in a hermit’s cabin. Find out more about the islands, the meetings and the food, our environmental work and the love we share for this genuine archipelago at www.silverskar.ax

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SALT KONSTHANTVERK

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Welcome to stay at us! ÅLAND’S ONLY COMPLETE ACCOMMODATION FACILITY WITH A HOSTEL, SWIMMING CENTRE, GYM AND SPORTS CENTRE – ALL IN ONE

We offer accommodation ranging from single rooms to dorms up to 24 people. This is an ideal accommodation for those who want to explore Åland by cycling or hiking or who look for a comfortable stay after a couple of nights in a tent. You can choose an all-inclusive package including breakfast and linen, or a budget package without. Save time and money - Stay comfortably in the middle of Åland with swimming pool, gym and tennis courts adjacent to the hostel.

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Nereby is a motion lane and obstacle track with climbing wall and Godby Rundan, which is a hiking trail around Godby and its surroundings, start here.

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Rent a car at Rundbergs Bil & Service for your explorations around the Åland Islands! High-class rental cars for 4–9 persons. Free delivery in Mariehamn.

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Take a car to the sights of Sund On the way to Sund you can stop at Café Uffe på Berget, situated on a high hill with fantastic views over the sound of Färjsundet. Drive around Sund, or stay here for a day or two. Sund offers something for every taste, from historical sights to sceneries of natural beauty! More tips for sightseeing: www.rundbergs.com


Book your favourite event! Vikings, who live in tents and do battle from time to time. Wooden boats large and small. Many days of music in the middle of i Mariehamn. Åland has numerous popular events. These are just a few. For more information, visit www.visitaland.com

Vera Film Festival 13–17 March www.verafilmfestival.ax

Mariehamn Literature Days 21–25 March Three days immersed in the world of literature. Authors present their books and participate in panel discussions. www.litteraturdagarna.ax

Åland In Greenery 24–26 May Farms in the countryside will open their doors to visitors. Early produce and foods will be available for purchase. www.alandgronskar.ax

Traditional Midsummer Celebrations, 21 June

Åland Sea Days, 17–21 July Harvest Festival 20–22 September

Åland’s biggest and best autumnal fest. Many farms out in the countryside will open their doors to visitors and offer activities for people of all ages, including everything from jumping into hay bales and sightseeing on pastures. Food, drink, local produce and foods will be available for purchase on the farms.

The Maritime Quarter on the Mariehamn waterfront is the headquarters for Sea Days, which offers a host of activities for the whole family. In the evenings, guests can enjoy live music between the storehouses. Food, drink and handicrafts will be available for purchase.

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HOTEL • RESTAURANT • CLIFF HOUSES • SAUNA & POOL MARINA • SMOKE SAUNA • ACTIVITIES • CONFERENCE

Oasis of well being

At Skönhetsmagasinet we want to offer you a wide range of high quality treatments from head to toe all under one roof. Our amazing team execute beauty treatments, pedicures, nail care, hair care and esthetic treatments and more.

Step in to our relaxing atmosphere to escape stress and recharge your batteries.

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avsvidden Resort is located in the midst of nature by the vast Bothnian Sea. The scenery is always spectacular, throughout the year. Here you can watch the nature’s never-ending play with wild storms and serene waves, untamed winds and sparkling sunshine.

We offer accomodations in hotelrooms or the more exclusive cliffhouses. Guest arriving with private boats can moore in our marina.Whether you want to be active or just relax, we promise you an experience beyond the ordinary!

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Rockoff 19–27 July Åland’s biggest music festival by far is held on the Mariehamn market square. There is a wide array of artists, with both new stars and old favourites. After parties with live music are held in many of Mariehamn’s pubs. www.rockoff.nu

Katarina Chamber Music Festival 6–10 August

More to do It’s on in Åland! Concerts, markets, exhibitions, summer dances – and so much more. Read more in Åland Guide and at www.visitaland.com

Åland Pride, 19–25 August Parade 24 Augusti. www.pride.ax

Viking Market, 25–27 July One of Europe’s largest Viking-themed markets. Visitors from the east and west will be coming to Åland to experience Viking life for three days. The Vikings live in tents, cook over an open fire and offer a wide variety of activities. Some sing and dance, while others like to fight. There are several building on the market grounds done in the Viking style and a stately Viking longboat is within walking distance. Food, drink and handicrafts are sold at the market. www.fibula.ax/vikingmarknad

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Christmas Market at Jan Karlsgården, 30 November

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The newest hotel on Åland! Welcome to Park Alandia Hotel, a newly renovated, family-owned hotel by the lush Esplanade alley in the centre of Mariehamn. We have a restaurant and a bar with outdoor terrace. Live music is played Wednesday–Saturday.

Twin room from

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Restaurant Björnhofvda Gård Björnhofvda Gård is a small family-run hotel. Our charming restaurant with a bar welcomes all guests; our hotel guests, locals as well as day visitors. We serve a three-course dinner every evening, apart from Sundays when we host an English-style Afternoon Tea party. You can find our current menus on our website bjornhofvda.com under ”News”. Welcome to book a table – all of you who appreciate delicious food in beautiful surroundings! +358 (0)457 3447727 . bjornhofvda@gmail.com Fjärdvägen 14, Eckerö . www.bjornhofvda.com


Look for the Green Key Green Key is an international sustainability certification. Accommodations, restaurants, cafés and tourist establishments with the Green Key certification meet a set of high standard environmental requirements for sustainable use of resources and have the right to use the Green Key symbol. Åland has several Green Key certified establishments.

Accommodations to suit every taste How would you like to stay in Åland? There are alternatives to suit most tastes. From hotel rooms in the heart of Mariehamn to a grey hermitage on an island without power or other creature comforts.

What would you and your companions prefer? Is your main reason for visiting Åland to experience peace and quiet? Do you dream of waking up in the middle of nature, with the sea just a stone’s throw away from your breakfast table? In that case, a cottage is probably the best bet. There are cottage ’villages’, which offer several cottages within a single area, with larger villages offering restaurant services and rowboat, bike and canoe/ kayak rentals.

own island, without power, where you can really live Robinson Crusoe-style! There are cottages on the main island and many of the archipelago islands. The archipelago islands can be reached from the main island on one of the archipelago ferries, which also carry cars. Always count on the trip taking anywhere from 30 minutes to two and a half hours, depending on which archipelago island you choose. There are also guesthouses all over Åland that offer a cosy, homey atmosphere.

THERE ARE ALSO single cottages for those wanting to be completely on their own. There are even places on their very

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beach. And, there is no shortage of hotels to choose from, all within walking distance to the city sights. There are also cottages and guesthouses in Mariehamn. Nothing’s ever far away in Åland. Whether you’re staying in Mariehamn or somewhere else on the main island, it’s always a short drive to sights and activities. CAN’T DECIDE? Just contact Viking Line and Eckerö Linjen, which have a wide range of choices available and can help you find the alternative that will best suit your own needs. You can also book accommodations at visitaland.com

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Be our guest! In small accommodation facilities you can enjoy a personal welcome and homely flavours.

Saltvik Bed & Breakfast

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Stormskärs värdshus

Our B&B is housed in the old home economics school in Saltvik. We offer peaceful surroundings within a walking distance from a bathing beach. In our Glassboden café you can enjoy home-baked cakes, rich pies, Åland pancake and freshly baked bread. You can also order a picnic basket for your day explorations. In our main building we also serve pre-booked lunches and dinners for groups.

Beautiful seaside location with large green lawns, good fishing areas and a fantastic sea view. Spend the day on the beach or play football, tennis or volleyball. After a fishing trip you can smoke your own catch in a fish smoke oven. Enjoy sauna bathing in our wood-heated seaside sauna by the seashore. Child-friendly area with a playhouse, sandbox, swings and slide for kids.

On Simskäla island, in the northern part of the Åland archipelago, guests stay and eat in writer Anni Blomqvist’s childhood home from the end of the 19th century. Anni wrote novels about Stormskärs-Maja. Trips can be arranged to Väderskär, the island where a TV-series based on these novels was filmed. The guest-house also offers fishing trips, archipelago safaris and food specialties from Åland.

Saltvik • www.saltvikbedbreakfast.ax

Hammarland • www.sands.ax

Simskäla • www.stormskar.ax

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The perfect headquarters Choose a central location for your stay in Åland in a scenic and historical environment. Pensionat Stalldalen is located in the heart of Åland’s vibrant countryside and offers a range of exciting experiences.

Stallhagen brews craft beers and launches new beers on a regular basis. Book a beer tasting and a guided tour in the brewery! ÅLA N D T R AV E L M A G A Z I NE 2019 – AD V E RT IS E M E NT


Fantastic expreiences Pensionat Stalldalen is a GreenKey eco-labelled guesthouse that makes the perfect headquarters when you want to explore Åland’s countryside and stay in serene surroundings and listen to the sounds of silence. The surroundings and buildings have undergone careful renovation and the history has been preserved in the interior design. On the walls of the corridor there are art works by one of Åland’s most famous artists, Joel Pettersson. The decor has a sustainable touch and eco-friendly approach with beautiful recycled details, such as old hay stakes holding up the bed curtains. The guesthouse offers 16 rooms with en-suite bathrooms and one suite. Several rooms can be connected together and suit perfectly for families with children.

Next door there is Eckerö Golf ’s chipping range

Ålands Idrottscenter offers a 25-metre swimming pool with eight lanes, warm water pool, children’s pool and a comfortable gym.

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Ålands Idrottscenter sports centre

In beautiful weather the breakfast can be enjoyed on an outdoor patio overlooking a lake. Freshly baked bread from an in-house bakery is served at breakfast.

At Åland’s sports centre in Godby you can enjoy some relaxing hours with swimming and sauna bathing. The 25-metre swimming pool has eight lanes and is perfect for all sports swimmers. There is warm pool for water gymnastics and for relaxation. The youngest members of the family are welcome to swim in a separate children’s pool with a water slide.

Next door there is Eckerö Golf ’s chipping range. Here all golf enthusiasts can polish their skills before heading to Eckerö Golf ’s 18-hole course on the western coast of Åland. The golf course is perfect for beginners and experienced golfers alike.

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The sports centre also offers facilities for other sports both indoors and outdoors, including a variety of ball games, such as tennis and football, and the only gym in northern Åland. Godby Hostel is situated adjacent to the sports centre.

Stallhagen Brewery with the popular Pub Stallhagen is located within a stone’s throw from Stalldalen. The gastro pub focuses on food made of local ingredients. The local farmers, fishermen and breeders deliver their raw produce directly to the kitchen where the menu is composed according to the best catch and harvest of the day. Stallhagen brews tasty crafted beers according to old methods and with a help of modern technology. Stallhagen’s bestselling beer is the honey beer, flavoured with pure Åland honey. You are welcome to book a beer tasting and a guided tour in the brewery!

Central location Stalldalen is located close to nature and many rural activities. Close by there are historic sights, them including the ruins of Bomarsund Fortress, Kastelholm Castle and Jan Karlsgården’s open-air museum. In Kastelholm area you can also play golf at Åland’s Golf Club’s golf course.

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Large selection of accommodations and travel packages! We welcome your booking ÅL A N D T R AV E L M A GAZ INE 2019 – AD V E RT IS E M E NT

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”We were thinking of moving from Boston to Stockholm, but we didn’t get further than Åland. ’Cause Åland was too damn nice!” Michael Taevs

YOUR LIFE, YOUR WAY LOOKING FOR NEW CHALLENGES IN YOUR CAREER? Åland offers many exciting work environments and successful companies with job opportunities. Here you can easily combine a stimulating job with daily life and more free time. Register yourself on our recruitment portal www.alandliving.ax for the major Åland companies looking for employees. Visit our website for information about jobs, housing, free time activities and practical information about how to move to Åland. Here you can also read more about Michael and other newcomers who have chosen to make Åland their home.

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We want to work with you 360 degrees of sea – studying in Åland When studying on an island you are always close to the sea. In Åland you are also close to many other things. Our “island-time” means shorter distances and allows you more free time. Åland University of Applied Sciences offers degree programmes in engineering (marine, electrical and IT), business administration, hospitality management and health and caring sciences.

Åland’s Public Healthcare Services, ÅHS, offers a secure working environment in serene surroundings of natural beauty. We have a friendly working atmosphere, and the short commuting distances allow you to have more free time. Fill your extra time with activities and new hobbies. Enjoy the rich local culture life and nature, join a club or try something entirely new! ÅHS always welcomes new colleagues. Contact us and we will tell you more!

Application time is from 15 March until 15 April.

Åland University of Applied Sciences | www.ha.ax

www.ahs.ax Phone +358 18 5355 · e-mail: info@ahs.ax


Challenging jobs with good career opportunities Crosskey combines big-league IT capabilities with flexibility, engagement and a personal touch. Thomas Lundberg, Managing Director

IT innovator Crosskey – your next job? Crosskey is constantly looking for new team members and offers a perfect combination of challenging jobs and good career opportunities. Crosskey is the market leader in Finland and a fast-growing challenger in Sweden where we are continually gaining new market shares. Today we serve 3 million bank customers who handle their bank transactions with solutions created by Crosskey! Our team members have different backgrounds. Some are experts in technology and become software developers. Others have degrees in economics and/or experience from banking and financial sectors. Regardless of background and specialisation, the common denominator is the opportunity to advance when focusing on the job! In international comparison we are a small and flexible company in which every team member takes an important personal responsibility. Living in Åland and working at Crosskey means combining the best of two worlds. You work in an international, often English-speaking environment and your customers are spread around the Nordic countries. At the same time you live in a serene and safe environment. The distances are short and the queues are non-existent. Rather than commuting to and from work, here you can spend your time on family and hobbies.

Would you like to join our team? Contact us today!

Crosskey is a wholly owned subsidiary to Ålandsbanken Abp and develops flexible modular IT systems for banks and financing services. Crosskey has been developed with Ålandsbanken’s IT section. We currently employ 230 full time employees in our offices in Mariehamn, Stockholm, Helsinki and Turku.

www.crosskey.fi

MARIEHAMN • STOCKHOLM • HELSINKI • TURKU


One size does not fit all... Paf* attracts employees from many different professional and cultural backgrounds – our staff represents over 30 different nationalities and comprises of over 400 employees on Åland and in Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Norrköping, Madrid, Tallinn and Riga.

...which is great. Different ways of thinking not only enrich our everyday lives but create business potential. We embrace diversity in our staff and are continuously recruiting in many different areas ranging from developers to human resources and customer support specialists. Join us in an international and dynamic working environment where standing out is the same as fitting in. Read more about our vacancies or send in your open application at www.aboutpaf.com/careers

*Paf is a Nordic gaming company founded on Åland in 1966 to generate profit for the benefit of society. We were one of the very first gaming companies to go online in 1999. Many of our games on Paf.com are exclusive to Paf and developed by our in-house Games Studio. We are an award-winning industry leader in responsible gaming. Our physical gaming operations include over 30 cruise ships criss-crossing the Baltic and North Seas.


A bank for people who choose to follow their own path. An independent bank, with Åland common sense and a global view Ever since the Bank of Åland (Ålandsbanken) was founded in 1919, our focus has been very clear. We have built our operations in harmony with Åland Island entrepreneurs, who over time havenot only expanded their businesses but have also benefited the Åland community. Our operations span a broad horizon, from private individuals who need a bank they can rely on to well-established corporations that are internationally successful and growing small businesses that were recently only good ideas. Today we are among Åland’s biggest exporters. We have been delivering financial services to the Finnish mainland since 1982 and to Sweden since 2009. We are now more than 650 people, working in nine different locations towards the same objectives. Our development has been favourable, but we have never forgotten where we come from – a small community where a handshake is a handshake and it is important to be able to look each other in the eyes, tomorrow just like today.

The Bank of Åland is building for the future The Bank of Åland is a different kind of bank. We attract attention because of our focus on good customer relationships, common sense and sophisticated financial services. We are in a stronggrowth phase and are looking for people who are attracted by high ambitions and a strong sense of personal commitment. We are continuously recruiting people with a wide range of skills. You will find our job advertisements (in Swedish) at www.alandsbanken.ax/jobb Welcome to the Bank of Åland!

Tel +358 (0) 204 29 011 • www.alandsbanken.ax/jobb

Going our own way


Work in Åland? We offer you interesting career opportunities in

AN INTERNATIONAL HIGH TECHNOLOGY COMPANY Where consideration for employees and clean working environment are prioritised

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See www.optinova.com and submit an open application! Optinova is one of the leading global suppliers of advanced medical tubing for the global medical device industry, as well as of demanding fluoropolymer tubing for other industrial applications.


A town for quality of life Åland’s capital town Mariehamn is a metropolis in miniature. More and more people choose to live in the maritime town of Mariehamn that offers vibrant summer life as much as contrasting serenity and peace in winter. You can also do the same. You might have visited Mariehamn in summertime. Perhaps you have seen the sailing ship Pommern, enjoyed an Åland pancake in a cosy café, sunbathed on Lilla Holmen close to the town centre, or visited some of the town’s 70 shops and 20 restaurants. However, Mariehamn is so much more! Also in wintertime you can find all the necessary services for a town-dweller or for a visitor within a short walk in the town centre. The wide range of active sports clubs and culture associations makes it easy for you to participate in experiences and focus on your favourite hobbies. Be all you can be Mariehamn is an active and vibrant town where many cultures, religions and languages meet. Åland is a creative island community with deep roots in enterprising. The unemployment rate

www.mariehamn.ax/en

is low and there is a great variety of occupations. In Mariehamn there is everything from multinational companies to small enterprises, and from high-tech businesses to service providers. As an entrepreneur you have a chance to slow down your pace, and the big cities can easily be visited by air or sea. In fact, this demilitarised part of Finland allow you to be all you can be, except a Locomotive Driver or Army Sergeant. Idyllic small town with a healthy pace In Mariehamn you have the nature as your closest neighbor, no matter where you live. There are also good chances to have a home with a sea view. Children’s daycare centre, school and jobs are never further than 10 minutes from your home. Many newcomers say that safety is the key word characterizing the local society. The distances are short and

”It’s wonderful to have everything so close, both places and people!” The Könönen-Wahlstedt family moved from a big city for a house and work near the sea in Mariehamn. traffic jams almost non-existing, which allows more time for life and free time. More information about activities and events can be found at visitaland.com where you can also book your Åland experiences. The website alandliving. com gives you tips and advice when you are thinking of moving to Åland. Whether you come to Åland for vacation or to live, we hope that you will get lovely memories and enjoyable experiences.


EVERYONE CAN FLOURISH IN A VIABLE SOCIETY ON THE ISLANDS OF PEACE.

We Ålanders have made a decision. Both planet and humanity shall survive us. Even after us there must be clean water, fish in the sea, birds and bumle bees. There shall be a society where people take care of each other. In 2014 our Parliament decided that Åland shall be a fully sustainable society by 2051. We live in Europe´s oldest autonomous region. We are also the smallest one. We live on our beautiful islands in the middle of the sea and we are used to taking care of ourselves and trusting each other. That is a commitment. We will prove that it is possible to change the course for an entire society and to flourish for the benefit of climate, environment and the future. Are you curious about how we will do this? Check out www.barkraft.ax. Or come and meet us. Every revolution begins somewhere.


More info on guest harbours www.visitaland.com

Beautiful fairways — safe harbours Visitors arriving in their own boat will find charming guest harbours of all kinds located all over Åland. One guest harbour is just adjacent to the broad, burly expanse of Norrhavet Sound. Another is tucked away in a quiet little cove at the foot of a medieval castle and yet another is just a hop, skip and a jump from the pedestrian street in the middle of Mariehamn. ”The world’s best kept secret!” This is roughly what a British sailing enthusiast and journalist exclaimed when visiting the Åland archipelago. Simply put, he found it to be a paradise for boaters. Magnificent nature, countless uninhabited islands and endless route possibilities. Those who want to enjoy the wide open expanses of water head for western and northern Åland, while those who prefer island hopping find their own paradise to the east of the main island.

Fairways are rarely crowded and guest harbours can be found in just about every corner of Åland.

you’ll find a medieval castle, an open air museum and an Åland Golf Club course right across the way.

MARIEHAMN BOASTS two yacht clubs – Mariehamns Seglarförening (MSF) on the east side, and Ålands Seglarförening (ÅSS) on the west. No matter which one you choose, most of what the city has to offer is within walking distance. The Kastelholm guest harbour is situated in a small cove right in the middle of Åland’s cultural landscape. Here

HAVSVIDDEN GUEST HARBOUR is located in northern Åland. Havsvidden offers stunning seascapes, four-star hotel service and unparalleled swimming, all in one place. East of the main island, there are large and small guest harbours in most locales. After mooring, visitors can rent a bike and explore the area.

GUEST HARBOURS IN ÅLAND

70 harbours in Åland – including natural harbours--described in text and images, along with their co-ordinates. Key harbour information provided in aerial images. Detailed sea charts are also shown for each harbour.

Good boaters guides (in Swedish, Finish and German): ÅLAND, GUEST HARBOURS, SHIPPING LANES/FAIRWAYS, ANCHORAGES. ÅL A N D T R AV E L M A GAZ INE 2019

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A DELIGHTFUL CHANGE OF SCENERY Let us take you to the best kept secret on the Baltic Sea. We offer up to eight daily departures to the beautiful Ă…land Islands from Stockholm, Helsinki, Turku and Tallinn.

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Accessible Åland Accessible Åland provides general information and a listing of sites equipped for visitors with special needs. www.visitaland.com /tillgangliga-aland

Here’s how to get to Åland! Åland has frequent connections with Sweden, Finland and Estonia – all year round. Modern passenger ships serve ports in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. These ships offer a wide array of restaurants, entertainment and tax-free shopping, not to mention affordable fares. Flights from Sweden depart out of Arlanda Airport in Stockholm from Finland out of Helsinki and Turku. Even archipelago ferries serve on routes between mainland Finland and the Åland islands. One good way to visit Åland is to start out on the socalled ’Northern Route’, which runs from Vuosnainen in Turunmaa to Brändö, and then return via the ’Southern Route’, which runs from Kökar to Galtby. This will allow you to see a broader range of the Åland archipelago. Naturally, you can make this run in reverse order, if you prefer! Visitors arriving on their own boat will have access to several guest harbours, which can be found in almost every part of Åland.

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Discover the beautiful archipelago of Åland! The archipelago ferries are an exciting way to discovering the lively archipelago of Åland. From Osnäs, Galtby, Långnäs, Hummelvik and Svinö it’s fast and easy to reach the archipelago communities. For deckpassengers the trip is free of charge. Take the car or bus to the departure harbor and take a trip that the whole family appreciates! We recommend passengers and vehicles to make a reser­ vation, when prepaid online you recieve discount from ordinary price (–20%). At alandstrafiken.ax you can read more about the trip to the archipelago, make a booking and pay the carticket and read Online the timetables. Download the timetables booking and the Archipelago guide, and you’ll have everything at hand.

Ålandstrafiken

Ålandstrafiken Styrmansgatan 1 |  AX-22100 MARIEHAMN  Phone +358­18­25 600 |  info@alandstrafiken.ax | www.alandstrafiken.ax

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Book your Åland trip with us!

ÅLANDSRESOR, Mariehamn www.alandsresor.fi info@alandsresor.fi phone +358 18 28040


Passenger ships

Flights

ECKERÖ LINJEN Route: Grisslehamn–Eckerö www.eckerolinjen.se

AIR LEAP Stockholm-Mariehamn Turku-Mariehamn www.airleap.se

VIKING LINE Routes: Kapellskär–Mariehamn. Stockholm–Mariehamn/ Långnäs–Turku Stockholm–Mariehamn–Helsinki www.vikingline.com

FINNAIR Helsinki–Mariehamn–Turku www.finnair.com

TALLINK SILJA Routes: Stockholm–Mariehamn/ Långnäs–Turku Stockholm–Mariehamn–Helsinki Stockholm–Mariehamn–Tallinn www.tallinksilja.com FINNLINES Route: Kapellskär–Långnäs–Nådendal www.finnlines.com

ÅLANDSTRAFIKEN Ferry service on archipelago ferries within Åland and between mainland Finland and Åland islands Brändö, Kumlinge, Vårdö, Föglö, Sottunga and Kökar. www.alandstrafiken.ax

Tour operators

Bus service within Åland

AXTOURS.AX www.axtours.ax

ÅLANDSTRAFIKEN’S BUSES Five different lines on the main island. Timetables at www.alandstrafiken.ax

ECKERÖ LINJEN www.eckerolinjen.se LYYSKIS RESOR www.lyyskis.ax VIKING LINE www.sales.vikingline.com

MARIEHAMNSBUSSEN Bus service within Mariehamn. www.vikinglinebuss.ax/lokaltrafik-paaland/mariehamnsbussen

ÅLANDHOTELS www.alandhotels.fi ÅLANDSRESOR www.alandsresor.fi ÅLANDS TURIST & KONFERENS www.turistkonferens.com ÅLAND TRAVEL www.visitaland.com

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WELCOME ON BOARD M/S ECKERÖ

Åland starts here Åland is close by – just a two-hour ferry crossing from Sweden. We promise you an enjoyable trip, whether you choose a day cruise or stay overnight on Åland. Our cruise hosts always offer fun entertainment on board together with live bands, visiting artists, bar pianists and troubadours. See our website eckerolinjen.se/noje for our daily entertainment.

Tax free shopping Our tax free shop Magasin Märket has something for everyone! Fill your shopping bag with sweets for all the family, and don’t forget a bar of chocolate for your cat-sitter either! Welcome to our shopping world!

Enjoy good food on board Our chefs prepare meals using local and seasonal raw produce. Find new favourites in our great archipelago buffet, Buffé Bornholm, spoil yourself with a delicious à la carte dinner at Restaurang Rospiggen or choose one of the daily dishes at Kafé Käringsund.

Summer fares one way on M/S Eckerö Passenger ticket SEK 50 (children 0–17 years free) Vehicles from SEK 150 MC SEK 140 Bicycle SEK 50

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Choose Åland this year! Eckerö Linjen has a wide selection of accommodation and travel packages. Here are some of our great offers – read more on our website!

ACCOMMODATION IN JULY Åland offers accommodation to suit all tastes. Luxurious cliff-top houses, cosy cottages, modern hotels and welcoming guest house B&Bs.

HOTEL IN MARIEHAMN

Twin rooms from SEK 1000

GREAT FISHING ON ÅLAND

We book fishing guides, boats and fishing licences to make your stay a fantastic one. Pricse from SEK 1145 per person for 3 days incl. ferry tickets and cottage.

COTTAGE WEEKEND BREAK Prices for 4 persons from SEK 1410

GOLF VACATION Åland offers two fine golf courses; Ålands Golfklubb and Eckerö Golf. Book one of them or why not combine the two? Accommodation is available next to the golf courses. Prices from around SEK 1455 per person for 2 days incl. ferry tickets, accommodation and two green fees.

The rates above can change according to availability. At Eckerö Linjen we are just one phone call or a couple of clicks away, and ready to answer your questions and help you with all bookings.

ECKERÖ – A CHILDREN’S FAVORITE Eckerö has something for kids of all ages. Leklandet, SmartPark, a wildlife safari, Åland Fishing and Hunting Museum and much more! Prices from around SEK 1960 for 2 adults and 2 children u. 12 years, incl. ferry tickets, accommodation and entry to SmartPark.

www.eckerolinjen.se • Phone 0175-258 00

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