Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Mariehamn

Sjöfartsmuseum

Centred on a re-creation of a ship with mast, saloon, galley and cabins, preserved boats make up most of the exhibitions at this state-of-the-art museum exploring Åland's marine heritage. It’s a great place to disco…
Castle in Sund

Kastelholms Slott

One of Åland’s premier sights is this breathtaking 14th-century castle on a picturesque little inlet (signposted off Rd 2). The keep towers are 15m high in parts, with walls of 3m-thick red granite: it’s easy to see…
Historic Building in Eckerö

Post och Tullhuset

Designed by German architect CL Engel, today Storby’s Post & Customs House is a hub for local artists, with exhibitions, artisan shops and a terrific cafe. The grand building was completed in 1828, during the er…
Boatyard in Mariehamn

Sjökvarteret

At the northern end of Österhamn, Sjökvarteret has long been devoted to boat-building. You can stroll along the quay, lined with traditional schooners, and perhaps see boats under construction. The museum, with exhi…
Museum in Sund

Jan Karlsgårdens Friluftsmuseum

At this sprawling open-air museum next to Kastelholms Slott, you can stroll around traditional 18th- and 19th-century Ålandic buildings, including windmills and a smoke sauna. The museum shop's guidebook (€2) is inv…
Museum in Eckerö

Mailboat Museum

Inside the historic Post och Tullhuset in Storby, this small museum tells the story of the Mail Rd between mainland Sweden and Finland. Between 1638 and 1895, local farmers were called upon to transport thousands of…
Museum in Eckerö

Ålands Jakt och Fiskemuseum

By the harbour is Ålands Jakt och Fiskemuseum, with ghoulish stuffed wildlife and gun-toting photographs.If you prefer your animals alive, just outside the museum is Viltsafari, a fenced-in nature park where you can…
Museum in Jomala

Museum

In 1886 landscape painter Victor Westerholm invited fellow artists to his summer house in Önningeby, a tiny village in eastern Jomala. For almost 30 years artists gathered here at 'Önningeby Colony'. This interestin…
Tower in Finström

Observation Tower

Above the tunnel before you cross the bridge to Sund, the 30m-high observation tower at Café Uffe på Berget affords superb views of the archipelago and is a popular photo stop. Across the road is Godby Arboretum, a …
Museum in Mariehamn

Ålands Museum & Ålands Konstmuseum

Åland’s museum offers an insight into the islands’ history, with exhibits including a replica of a Stone Age boat made of sealskin and a large illustration of Bomarsund in all its glory. The adjoining art gallery ha…