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There are plenty of rental cottages and hotel rooms to choose from for each taste. When is the best time of year to spend time in the archipelago? Here are some of our highlights. Spring Spring in the archipelago is a momentous spectacle; ice melts, new life erupts from the ground and vast flocks of migrating birds replace winter’s silence. Some of the birdwatching hotspots are Utö, Örö and Björkboda’s fields on the Kimitoön island. A little later, when the sea ice has completely melted, eider duck safaris are organised to Bengtskär Lighthouse. Summer Lazy summer days on the beach, late dinners with friends …. simple things that make the summer a summer. There are no end to the choice of activities at this time of year: festivals play in swift succession, there are summer theatre performances, temporary art exhibitions and a plethora of events. There is so much to do outdoors; from Frisbeegolf courses to nature paths and rocks and cliffs
for climbing and bouldering. Sea lovers can rent a boat, kayak or canoe – rental is available for example in Nagu, Kasnäs and Dalsbruk. Autumn September is harvest festival time with markets each weekend. Now is the time when many rent cottages for a long anticipated fishing trip, something that will become a big topic of conversation during the long winter months. Buy unique Christmas presents at one of the atmospheric Christmas markets. Tip: A cosy Christmas out at an archipelago cottage can be the best present of all. Winter Winter brings groups of friends for weekend getaways to the Kasnäs hotel amongst others. It is a special feeling to experience the wild, untamed archipelago just a few steps from warm saunas and hot tubs. If the ice is strong, you can enjoy the open archipelago landscape on long-distance ice-skates, skidoos and kick-sledges.
Archipelago Tourist Broschure.