If you're feeling that Fasta Åland is too mainstream, then you're due for a trip to the remote outer islands of the archipelago. These tiny granite islets stretch out across the Archipelago Sea between Fasta and Finland. Strewn with silver-birch forests and connected by ferries (and the occasional bridge), the islands are criss-crossed by winding roads, cycling routes and walking trails – as well as many, many waterways. So no matter your mode of transport, the outer isles are ripe for exploration.
The thousands of islets in the outer archipelago fall into two geographic groups, served by two different ferry lines. The northern archipelago includes Kumlinge, Lappo, Brändö and Jurmo. The southern archipelago includes Föglö, Sottunga and Kökar.