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…
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 Sund

Fängelsemuseet Vita Björn

By the entrance to the Jan Karlsgården Museum is this small but interesting prison museum. The building was a jail until 1975 and demonstrates how cells and conditions evolved over the two centuries it was in use. A…
Church in Sund

Sankt Johannes Kyrka

North of Kastelholm is the biggest church in Åland. The altarpiece is decorated with a dazzling triptych and a stone cross with the text ‘Wenni E’. According to researchers, it was erected in memory of the Hamburg b…
Museum in Sund

Bomarsund Museum

The small Bomarsund museum has information and displays bits and pieces excavated from the site of the ruined Russian fortress Bomarsund.
Ruins in Sund


Following the war of 1808–09, Russia began building this major military structure as its westernmost defence against the Swedes. In 1854 the fortress was still incomplete when the Crimean War began and a French-Brit…