Mariehamn Travel Guide

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Mariehamn Highlights

  • Pro
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     Easy to reach from the continent 

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     none 

  • In a nutshell
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     Friendly town in the middle of the Baltic Sea 

Mariehamn Things to Do

  • Ålands sjöfartsmuseum med s/v Pommern

    Ålands sjöfartsmuseum med s/v Pommern otherwise known as Ålands Maritime Museum and s/v Pommern - it is a good place to visit and the ticket is a combined ticket for entry to both the museum and the ship itself.At one point the world's largest merchant fleet was based and owned by residents of Åland. Thus it is appropriate that they have a...

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  • The Castle of Kastelholm

    The castle, which originally was used as a defence stronghold, was founded in the end of the 1300's. The stronghold was then rebuilt at different times until the 1600's when it had become a castle with mainly an administrative function. At the end of the 1600's the castle was left to dilapidate. The castle has now been restored and is open for...

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  • Torggaten

    The pedestrian street Torggatan has all the souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants you could wish for. The most pleasing thing to do here is just wander around the main street. The streets are attractively tree-lined and handsome houses to gawk at abound. There are a plethora of street cafés for a cooling beer.

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  • Pommern Museum Ship

    A beautifully preserved four-masted barque, this ship was built in Glasgow in 1903 for the transport of goods between England and Australia, and stands today as a testament to Finnish nautical skills.

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  • The Russian Fortress of Bomarsund

    The fortress of Bomarsund is an exciting destination for an excursion. It was built in 1832 by the Russian army and the work continued until the fortress was overthrown during the Crimean War in 1854 when it was surrounded by 12,000 French soldiers and some 40 British war ships. Even though the battle ruined the fortress, it is still one of the...

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  • Kastelholm

    The castle of Kastelholm is the last surviving fortification in Åland. Dating back to the 14th century, the castle was greatly augmented in subsequent centuries. After being deposed, King Eric XIV of Sweden was held in darkness there in 1571. The castle was abandoned in the late 17th century. The 20th century reconditioning was done beautifully...

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Mariehamn Restaurants

  • An afternoon coffee

    I had been walking around the rather cold and windy town centre - so stopped in here for a coffee and a pastry. It was enjoyable and the staff very professional.There are two floors to the facility, and upstairs was a more popular and larger seating area.

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  • Airport food and baking

    It was a surprise that the café at Mariehamn Airport is also the home to a made to order cake and bakery supplies company. I had a long day and arrived back at the airport in time for my 1730 flight to Helsinki. sadly the flight was late, so I had something to eat and drink.Please note that they have limited opening hours.Öppettider:Måndag-Tisdag:...

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  • A waterside venue with views!

    I had been given some advice about things to do by the tourist office; the spoke about the Åland Maritime Museum and then recommended this restaurant.It has wonderful views of the water and the SV Pommern moored outside the museum.The service was excellent and food to match. They cater for normal customers, but during my visit they also were...

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  • Aland`s specialities

    Cafe La Strada is located next to the pedestrian street in the centre of Mariehamn. Here pizza, salads, hamburgers, A la Carte, etc are served. Today's lunch, with homely fare and fish every day, is served between 11.00-14.00. You may also order wine or a cold beer with your meal. You can choose a table indoors, in a pleasant glazed terrace or...

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  • Great view

    Nautical is a classic restaurant, classic food, professional staff, nice view over the water try the fish dish, perch is my abolute favorite, but the pike-perch is the second best. And if you are around at christmas, try the christmas buffee

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  • Quality

    Awarded many times, Nautical keeps it's quality and style year after year. Popular place during the summer.

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Mariehamn Nightlife

  • Live rock every night

    You can hear live rock every night at Dino`s. When I was there house band played cover music from Chris Rea (Road to hell) to Deep Purple (Smoke on the water) and Black Sabbath (Paranoid). So sit down, enjoy the music and have a beer or two. The place is quite small so be early if you want good spot. It is rather popular among local young...

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  • discobeat or pubcrawl

    In Alvas you can hang out in the pub and listen to local bands, recommended! In the nighclub you can dance to various music, mostly the chartlist, but that depends on the Dj. Sometimes good housemusic. you can dress as you want

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  • for everybody?

    Arken is special, there is a "nightclub" with live music on the weekends, during the week a Dj. Get ready for everykind of music, mostly 1980-90s pop. There is also a Casino and a pub. People get wild on Arken.Upstairs In the restaurant you can have something nice to eat and listen to a live band, or dance to everything from valse to rocknroll. So...

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Mariehamn Transportation

  • 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.

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  • Mariehamn Airport

    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.Opening hours: Monday-Friday from 05:45 to 21:15Saturday from 06:15 to 21:45 Sunday from 04.15 to 19:45arrivals and departures are limited mostly -...

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  • Mariehamns Taxi

    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.

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Mariehamn Local Customs

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    ��land Flag next to Finish and Swedish Flags

    by MikeAtSea Written Aug 25, 2007

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    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.

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Mariehamn What to Pack

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    by asmasen Updated Sep 7, 2003

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bring warm clothes in the winter, gloves and something for your head

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: if you come here in the summer, bring mosquito repellent or buy it here, you are going to need it

    Miscellaneous: take a lot of money with you, its expencive here

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Mariehamn Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit Kastelholm Slott (castel)

    Kastelholm Slott is a easy daytrip from Marienham.Go there by bus nr. 4, 35 minutes, not a lot of connections, the last bus back is at 6.39 pm wekdays, 5.39 pm saturdays and 5 pm sundays, you will have to walk 500 m from the first possible bus stop and 400 m from the second possible bus stop. Both stops have signs, the second also signs for info...

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  • 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...

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Mariehamn Sports & Outdoors

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    IFK Mariehamn

    by Jarra Written Jul 12, 2004

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    For the first time in 26 years IFK Mariehamn is playing Finnish Nationwide division one in season 2004. The crowd was fantastic when IFK met Mikkeli in 7.7.2004. Although Mikkeli managed to snach victory the home crowd cheared `till the end of the game.

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    by MikeAtSea Written Aug 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Quiet honestly I have never seen an Åland number plate elsewhere except on Åland, but there are only some 27.000 Ålanders around. All cars licenses have their own number plates even though the cars are actually registered in Finland.
    Taxis additionally display the name of the driver or the name of the car, making it easy to recall the car if you have forgotten something or wish to have the same driver again.

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