SEE & DO
To the right: Iniö kyrka. Below: Vänö kapell.
Churches and chapels ˜ Windswept oases ˜
There is something special about visiting a church or chapel out in the archipelago. Weather beaten and sunburnt you step over the threshold. Before your eyes can adjust to the faint light, a true feeling of calm overcomes you. Most of the islands that have had a permanent population have either a church or chapel. Try it, step out of your holiday mood and treat yourself to a moment’s peace and reflection. A princess at the edge of the sea Iniö church was named after the newly born princess Sophia Wilhelmina in 1801.The church bells are still rung by hand. The Sabbath is rung in at sunset
and not at 6pm as with most churches. A chapel by a sandy beach The path from the marina to Vänö’s chapel meanders through fairytale moorland and lush deciduous forest. Continue further and you come to a sandy beach. The chapel is built entirely of wood. The anchor and anchor-chain in the churchyard come from Suomenlinna fortress.
Archipelago Tourist Broschure.