Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Mariehamn


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…
Top Choice Brewery in Finström

Stallhagen Brewery

Prebook a behind-the-scenes tour of this fabulous brewery at the forest's edge overlooking a lake and horse paddocks, or just stop by to sample its unique brews such as blueberry or honey. Scandinavian folk music ja…
Top Choice Cafe in Eckerö


Right on the pier, this atmospheric little place is perfect for a drink while watching the sun set over the red creaking boathouses. But above all it's worth a visit for its food: marinated salmon with mustard sauce…
Top Choice Regional Cuisine in Sund


The brainchild of award-winning chef Michael 'Micke' Björklund, this 'taste village' incorporates a farm shop, cookery courses (with/without drinks €90/120), distillery making spirits like Ålvados (Åland-apple calva…
Top Choice Regional Cuisine in Mariehamn


Taking its cue from its maritime museum location, this spiffing marine-blue restaurant overlooking the western harbour and Pommern is decked out with a ship's wheel and has a splendid umbrella-shaded summer terrace.…
Top Choice Cafe in Brändö

Café Kvarnen

Organic steaks from Jurmo's long-haired highland cattle seasoned with island herbs are the speciality of the wonderful Café Kvarnen near the pier, along with homemade sausauges, burgers, locally caught fish and fant…
Regional Cuisine in Mariehamn


The building might be historic brick and timber but the menu is contemporary, with expertly cooked dishes like grilled Åland beef with béarnaise sauce and homemade fries. There's a buzzing summer courtyard and beaut…
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…
Museum in Mariehamn

Museum Ship Pommern

Anchored just behind the Sjöfartsmuseum, this beautifully preserved four-masted merchant barque was built in 1903 in Glasgow, Scotland. The ship once carried tonnes of cargo and a 26-man crew on the trade route betw…
Notable Building in Mariehamn


Åland parliament's free 90-minute guided tours (available in English) explain the autonomous nature of Åland and the election of the Lantråd, Åland's premier.