Finland - Aland Archipelago (PDF Chapter)
This is the Åland Archipelago chapter from Lonely Planet’s Finland guide-book.
Åland is the sunniest spot in northern Europe and its sweeping white-sand beaches and flat, scenic cycling routes attract crowds of holidaymakers during summer. Yet outside the lively capi-tal, Mariehamn, a sleepy haze hangs over the islands’ tiny villages.
- cycle the archipelago’s flat, well-marked routes alongside green fields, red granite and sparkling seascapes
- run the ramparts of the cannonball-scarred ruins of Bomarsund Fortress, then cool off with a beach dip
- hike the trails, climb the rocks or just enjoy a meal while overlooking postcard-worthy Käringsund Harbour in Eckerö
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Fasta Åland, Mariehamn, Jomala, Hammarland, Eck-erö, Geta, Saltvik, Sund, Vårdö, Finström, Lemland, Lumparland, Northern Archipelago, Southern Archipelago.
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