The Åland Islands are situated in the heart of Scandinavia, midway between Stockholm and Helsinki. Most people find the boat trip impressive. You can see Sweden’s, Finland’s and Åland’s archipelagos on the way, as well as enjoy good food and entertainment onboard.
The shortest route from Sweden leaves from Grisslehamn or Kapellskär outside Norrtälje and takes two hours. From Stockholm, there are several route variations.
From Finland you can travel on the ferries from Turku, Naantali and Helsinki. If you are travelling from Estonia you would opt for Tallink Silja from Tallinn.
For travellers from Finland, the beautiful sea route by Ålandstrafiken’s ferries is also an alternative, especially if you plan to visit one of the six Åland archipelago municipalities. The archipelago ferries depart from Osnäs or Galtby near Turku. Especially in the summer, it’s important to make your reservations well in advance. Book your voyage with the archipelago ferries by calling Ålandstrafiken ph. +358 18 525 100 or via their online booking.
Flying to Åland is a quick and convenient alternative. Your flight is via Helsinki, Turku or Stockholm. It takes just half an hour both from Stockholm/Arlanda (Sweden) and from Turku, and less than an hour from Helsinki/Vanda (Finland). Once you are in Åland, the international airport is just five minutes by car from central Mariehamn.