If our group travel does not fit your schedule, there are quite a few other options.
By Ferry from Finland and Sweden
From Helsinki, Turku and Naantali in Finland and Stockholm, Grisslehamn and Kapellskär in Sweden. You can visit the ferry companies for more information, or use Europe-wide Direct Ferries service. Viking Line operates roughly similar schedules and similar boats as Silja. Both companies also have an evening Ferry from Stockholm and Turku which is at Mariehamn around midnight, getting up early isn’t your cup of tea.
- Direct Ferries
- Tallink Silja (Helsinki-Mariehamn, Turku-Mariehamn, Stockholm-Mariehamn)
- Viking Line (Helsinki-Mariehamn, Turku-Mariehamn, Stockholm-Mariehamn)
- Eckerö Linjen (Grisslehamn-Eckerö)
- Finnlines (Naantali-Långnäs, Kapellskär-Långnäs)
By bus/car/bicycle and ferry from Finland
As Åland is connected to Finland by a an archipelago, you can also start from Kustavi or Korppoo, and use the smaller local ferries to get you from island to island. The trip will take around five hours by car and ferry without stops and timed around the schedules of the local ferries.
It is also possible to travel by bus from Helsinki or Turku to Torsholma (the bus crosses from Vuosnainen to Åva in a ferry, and drives through Brändö to Torsholma), take a ferry From Torsholma to Hummelvik and another bus to Mariehamn. From Turku, the trip takes about 7 hours.
- Ålandstrafiken (local ferries)
- Rengastie (road info, only in Finnish)
- Vainion Liikenne (Bus company Turku-Torsholma)
By Air from Finland and Sweden (direct flight)
Mariehamn’s airport is about 3 kilometers (2 miles) outside the city. There are two operators flying directly to Mariehamn