Many ways to get there
Åland and Mariehamn are easily reached by boat. Daily lines from Helsinki And Stockholm arrive to Mariehamn at night. Day ferries from Turku and Stockholm take only up to 6 hours. Ferry from Grisslehamn (Swe) to Eckerö takes 2 hours. You can also drive through islands and use small ferries, and the route is so beatiful!!!
- Historical Travel
The airport is operated by Finavia, and can be found at Flygfältsvägen 67, 22120 Mariehamn - it is a small terminal and there are limited numbers of flights arriving and departing from Mariehamn.
Monday-Friday from 05:45 to 21:15
Saturday from 06:15 to 21:45
Sunday from 04.15 to 19:45
arrivals and departures are limited mostly - Helsinki, Turku and Stockholm
There is a duty and tax free shop after security control. You can also hire cars on arrival.
The most common way to travel to Aland
The most common way to travel to Aland from Finland or Sweden is to take a ferry. There are couple of main companies (Silja Line, Viking Line, Eckero Line) which are carrying passengers to Aland. Nowadays ships are big entertaining centres. You can spend your time playing pokies, eating in restaurants, watching bands, participating to karaoke or you can even go the cinema. I chose Viking Line because it was much cheaper than Silja Line. Eckero Line doesn`t operate from Finland to Aland. If you wanna be adventurous and enjoy beautiful scenery you can also use small ferries and take a archipelago route from Finland to Aland by car or bicycle.
- Family Travel
Although Åland is small geographically, they have a number of taxi companies. On arrival at Mariehamn Airport, I called a taxi - they do not sit at the airport, you have to book ahead or call on arrival.
I used Mariehamn Taxis to get to and from the airport.
Vehicle Registration Numbers
There were very few vehicles which did not have an Åland vehicle registration number - although I did see two German vehicles and then a lot of local vehicles with "Alf".
However, I did manage to see one rather unusual registration plate, although it does fit into the sea faring tradition of Åland.
A ferry to Alands
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!
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