Finland - Aland Archipelago (Chapter)
This is the Åland Archipelago chapter from Lonely Planet’s Finland guidebook.
In summer Åland attracts crowds of holidaying Swedes and Finns with its balmy weather and sandy beaches. Bars, restaurants and ice-cream outlets teem with people; but once you get out of Mariehamn, a sleepy haze hangs over the islands’ tiny villages.
• run the ramparts and marvel at the cannonball-scarred ruins at Bomarsund
• climb aboard the pride of Mariehamn, the four-masted barque Pommern
• choose your favourite church: is it the art nouveau glory of Sankt Göran’s Kyrka or perhaps the quaint charm of Sankta Maria Magdalena Kyrka
• restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Mariehamn, Mainland Åland & Around, Jomala, Finström, Sund, Vårdö, Saltvik, Geta, Hammarland, Eckerö and Lemland.
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