The Åland Islands are paradise islands à la Scandinavia! Located in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, the autonomous islands belonging to Finland are easily reached by a scenic ferry trip from Finland or Sweden. From medieval castles to foodie finds and luxury hotels, here are a dozen reasons to visit the Åland Islands.
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17:00 Departure from Helsinki. Night on board.
Accommodation in a B class cabin (cabin without a window).
Your vacation will begin already on the ship with many restaurants and bars, you can visit the store and join in the general fun on board.
For an additional fee, you can buy dinner on the ferry (adults – 44 €, child 12-17 years old – 18 €, child 6-11 years old – 13 €, children under 5 years old – free of charge).
04:15 Arrival in Mariehamn
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
13:00 Walking tour of Mariehamn
The port city was named in honor of the Russian Tsarina Maria – the wife of Alexander II. The small, “toy” Mariehamn has an interesting history and interesting sights. You will take a walk around the city, see the old wooden houses of Mariehamn, the Town Hall, the building of the city school in the Art Nouveau style, the Lutheran church, designed by Lars Sonka, a monument to the merchant Sitkov, a pedestrian shopping street of the city. You will visit the “Sea Quarter”, where wooden ships are still being built, craft workshops work, and there is a copy of the lighthouse, etc.
A boat trip along the archipelago – 490 € (1-3 people).
Breakfast at the hotel, check out until 12:00 (luggage can be left in the hotel’s luggage room)
A trip to Kastelholm Castle and the Bomarsund Fortress – 450 € (1-3 people).
Castellholm Castle (entrance fees are paid extra – 10 € adult / 7 € children under 15 years old)
The medieval history of Åland will be presented at Castelholm Castle. It was first mentioned in the annals of 1388, but the exact date of its foundation is still unknown. This grandiose building was an important administrative center on the Åland Islands, as well as the residence of the Swedish king during the hunt.
The events of the 19th century related to the Crimean War clearly represent the remains of the Russian fortress of Bomarsund and the former settlement, under its walls. You will rise to the observation deck, which overlooks the Devil’s Mountain, the picturesque Gulf of Lumparen and the enchanting Varjata Fjord.
Transfer to the port
23:45 Departure to Helsinki
10:00 Arrival of the ferry to Helsinki
For an additional fee, you can purchase breakfast on the ferry (adults – 15 €, child 12-17 years old – 9 €, child 6-11 years old – 6 €, children under 5 years old – free of charge).
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