Åland - Ahvenanmaa
Åland is one of the finest cottage areas in Finland, with its unique archipelago atmosphere and stunning, unique seascape. Sea-front holiday homes offer a great opportunity to enjoy nature's peace, swimming, fishing and hiking. Åland features are idyllic island villages and wooded hiking grounds.The old red wooden houses, the Åland pancakes and the village shops are Åland's signature attractions.
In Åland's capital, Mariehamn, you can enjoy local food in top-class restaurants and idyllic cafes. Getavuori gorges and caves provide an unforgettable adventure experience. The most famous attractions here are the ruins of Bomarsund Fortress, Kastelholm Castle, Finland's oldest stone-built stone building, Jomala's church, and a museum ship in Pommern in Mariehamn.
The best thing about Åland in summer are the numerous events and the cultural happenings. The region's high-quality food culture and the local Stallhagen brewery with it's special culinary touch will make a great experience for tourists. Winter activities in Åland include numerous musical evenings and local winter activities, such as ice fishing on the iceberg and ice climbing. Indoors, guests can spend the winter relaxing in Mariebad - Mariehamn's beautiful spa center. All the places on Åland are at a short ride away. The archipelago offers an exceptionally wonderful setting for cycling. The glorious landscapes of the Åland's Geta, the unique stone quality of the site and the numerous boulders, have made it one of Finland's most popular climbing destinations.