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Top Choice Museum in Mariehamn

Sjöfartsmuseum

Preserved boats make up most of the exhibitions at this state-of-the-art museum exploring Åland's marine heritage. In fact, the centrepiece is a reproduction of a ship, complete with mast, saloon, galley and cabins.…
Top Choice Pizza in Mariehamn

Pub Niska

Star chef Michael 'Micke' Björklund of Smakbyn is the brains behind this plåtbröd (Åland-style pizza) restaurant in the maritime quarter. Toppings are diverse and delicious, including favourites such as cold-smoked …
Top Choice Finnish in Mariehamn

Indigo

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 a be…
Arts & Crafts in Mariehamn

Torggatan 15

This charming old wooden house is packed with treasures that show off the creativity and industry of Åland's arty and crafty types. There's a handful of shops tucked into the various rooms – each one enticing in its…
Museum in Mariehamn

Museumship 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 be…
Finnish in Mariehamn

Nautical

Taking its cue from its maritime-museum location, this spiffy 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. S…
Cafe in Mariehamn

Bagarstugan Cafe & Vin

This sweet cafe is set in a cosy house crowded with bookshelves, chandeliers and tile stoves. It's a charming backdrop for homemade soups, salads, quiches, pies and cakes (scattered with flower petals and far too pr…
Finnish in Mariehamn

Kvarter 5

This newish spot has received rave reviews for its sophisticated Nordic cuisine, featuring local ingredients and everything made from scratch. The location – inside the Hotell Pommern – detracts a bit from the atmos…
Arts & Crafts in Mariehamn

Salt

In a red-brown timber shed in the maritime quarter, you can browse the work of local artists and artisans, including textiles, ceramics, silverware and jewellery. It also sells local delicacies such as sea-buckthorn…
Waterfront in Mariehamn

Sjökvarteret

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