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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 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.…
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.
Boatyard in Mariehamn


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…
Regional Cuisine in Mariehamn

ÅSS Paviljongen

Listen to boat masts clinking in Åland's yacht club marina while dining on creatively prepared local produce: grilled rack of lamb with beetroot, caper and balsamic, and smoked-ham-and goats-cheese potato cake; frie…
Supermarket in Mariehamn


Åland’s biggest supermarket, Kantarellen, is 2km north of town on the road to Godby.
Club in Mariehamn


Inside the Hotell Arkipelag, Arken (aka 'the Ark') has chart-conscious DJs.