Discover The Åland archipelago Finland

Across Turku, which blends sites of the 18th century and modern constructions, there is an archipelago composed of thousands of islands that are easily accessible by ferries and steamboats. Born from the coast's erosion by a glacier, the Åland's archipelago rises from the Baltic Sea with more than 6,000 granite islands, covered with forests and lichens. The scenery and sites, with the castles, stone churches and windmills, really deserve to be seen. Only around a hundred of the islands have been inhabited (for five thousand years) meaning that the others are a representation of untouched nature, in its pure state.

  • The Åland archipelago , The Aland Islands , Finland
    The Aland Islands

    The Aland Islands make up an archipelago in the Baltic Sea.

    © ZoonarDagmar Richar / age fotostock
  • The Åland archipelago , Finland
    The Åland archipelago
    © Auton / 123RF
  • The Åland archipelago , A view over the Aland Islands , Finland
    A view over the Aland Islands

    This tiny archipelago composed of 6,500 islands looks like a mini paradise.

    © Peter Zachar / age fotostock
  • The Åland archipelago , Off to explore the Aland Islands , Finland
    Off to explore the Aland Islands

    Inter-island ferries make it possible to travel around and visit the islands.

    © Auton / 123RF
  • The Åland archipelago , One of the islands' coasts , Finland
    One of the islands' coasts

    From the tip of one of the islands you can admire the Baltic Sea under a big beautiful sky. The ideal period to visit the Aland Islands is between May and September.

    © Pavol Kmeto / 123RF
  • The Åland archipelago , The flat islands of the archipelago , Finland
    The flat islands of the archipelago

    The Aland Islands are comprised of flat islands that have become autonomous regions accessible from Turku in the south-west of Finland.

    © Auton / 123RF
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