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Strandgatan 31, , Aland, AX-22100, Finland
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Aland Island transportation
Are there car ferries to Aland? I'd like to travel from Sweden to Aland and on to Finland, so I'm trying to find out if I need to leave a rental behind in Sweden, take a ferry to Aland and then on to Finland, and pick-up a new rental in Finland - or - if I can take a car the whole route.
RE: RE: Aland Island transportation
Or use a Swedish site instead, where you can select language at the top:
RE: Aland Island transportation
Åland is small. I walked from the dock into Mariehamn and found a pension.
The ferries carry cars and huge trucks. Bringing a rental car from Sweden to Finland may be a liability. You'll have to pay to transport the car on the ferry and you'll probably have a significant drop off charge if you don't return the car where you rented it.
I rode the Silja Symphony ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki in January. What a magnificent ship. The buffet dinner cost 35 euro and was a fantastic feast. All you can eat and drink for 2 hours. Take the second seating unless you have children with you. Second seating is more sedate. Do like the locals and take advantage of the duty free shop.
From Helsinki consider taking a ferry over to Tallinn. It is beautiful, and cheap except for rooms.
Re: Aland Island transportation
In June 2008 we use Viking Line from Turku (Abo) to Mariehamn, we were with our own car.
There is a ferry from Stockholm to Mariehamn and back to Turku.
I think it's better to rent a car for the whole route.
Have a nice time at Alands, it's a realy nice and beautiful place!
Travel Tips for Mariehamn
The islands have been autonomous since 1921, and have their own parliament with rights to pass legislation in certain areas that concern the islands. Since 1954, the Åland Islands have had their own flag and since 1984, their own stamps. Otherwise Finnish law and governmental policies apply on the islands. Today anyone with a regional citizenship from the islands is freed from compulsory military service and no troops are allowed to be stationed in the islands.
Summermarket in Eckero
Eckero market at the market place in Storby is a popular meeting place every Wednesday during summer. Starting at Midsummer till late August the market provides handcrafts, local products, fish, bread, vegetables, art objects, souvenirs and everything else a good market should provide. Refresments and activities to children (horseback riding). Open 10am-3pm.
I live in Mariehamn the town of the Aland Islands. Mariehamn is a small cosy town with 10 000 inhabitants. It is absolutely worth a visit. Mariehamn is surrounded by water, the Aland Islands are situated in the middle of the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland.
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