Getting to Archipelacon and to Mariehamn in general is simple. We are arranging a group travel on ro-ro ferries both from Stockholm and from Turku.  The information for group travellers can be found here. If our group travel does not fit your schedule, there are quite a few other options.


Mariehamn is a beautiful and welcoming town with dozens of restaurants from fast food to fine dining, and lots of opportunities to spend your money on local delicacies and handicrafts.  Take a look at the Archipelacon Google map.
Three-eyed raven is staring at you!


Our program has been published! Create your own program schedule on our mobile site . We also have a fantastic international art show of pirate sf  and evening parties.

Nordic Writers Meeting at Archipelacon

Archipelacon will be an international event, with members from a dozen countries already signed up ten months before the convention. To take advantage of this opportunity, we will host a meeting for science fiction and fantasy writers from the Nordic countries, to give them the opportunity to make contacts and discuss the field with their colleagues from the neighbouring countries.

More details will follow as we get closer to June next year.

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Youth Memberships Sold Out

We are thrilled that so many young people from all over the world have been interested in our event and joined up this early. Unfortunately our financial structure only allows for a certain amount of youth memberships (subsidized by the convention), and the interest we’ve received means we have sold out of them.

There are still plenty of full memberships available for people of any age. Note that children under 13 are welcome if accompanied by an adult,

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A Note About Memberships

We have received a few questions about memberships, such as if separate tickets are needed, and if there is a cap on the memberships (ie. a maximum number of members we can have).

Archipelacon comes from the tradition of fan-run science fiction conventions. Everybody pays their membership fee (including the con committee, volunteers and programme participants) and no one is paid to work for the convention. It doesn’t make a profit. There’s a reason why we sell “memberships”

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We Have 250 Members

Archipelacon has hit 250 members! There are people coming from several countries all over (at the moment the list includes Austria, China, Finland, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and USA).

The members list is now online, and will be updated regularly.

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George R.R. Martin is our third GoH

We are proud to let you all know that George R.R. Martin is the third guest of honour of Archipelacon! He is of course best known for his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire which is adapted for television by HBO as Game of Thrones. He has been writing science fiction, fantasy and horror since the early 1970s and he has won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards several times.

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Åland Info

The Åland Islands are a wonderful travel destination, especially during the summer. Find out some of the things to do in addition to participating in the convention on our Åland info page.

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