Exploring Åland through Guided Tours and Road Trips

But the real gems can be hard to find, and sometimes challenging to get to. That’s why you benefit so much from experiencing Åland through guided tours.

A classic road trip gives you the opportunity to enjoy the most scenic routes, while also getting to your destination.

In this blog post, we have collected some of our thoughts and experiences on discovering Åland by car and through guided tours. 

Road Tripping in the Åland Islands

Road trips on Åland are popular due to its well-maintained road network and scenic routes. The total road length on the main islands is around 1,500 kilometers, making it easy to explore by car.

The landscape of Åland varies from lush forests to rocky shores and open fields, offering diverse views along the way. The archipelago’s roads are relatively quiet, making for peaceful journeys with little traffic.

Along the roads, you can discover charming villages with traditional red wooden houses, as well as historic sites like the Bomarsund Fortress, which dates back to the 19th century.

During road trips in Åland, you get to enjoy local cuisine at cafes and restaurants along the way, including freshly baked goods and locally caught seafood.

Overall, road trips on Åland offer a chance to explore the region’s unique landscapes, culture, and history at a leisurely pace.

At Åland Tours, we can recommend routes for you if you wish to go for a totally independent road trip, but we also offer guided tours by car.

Discover Åland With Us Through Guided Tours

Guided tours offer a structured and informative way to discover Åland. Our guides provide you with insights into the region’s history, culture, and natural beauty, offering in-depth knowledge about Åland’s landmarks, attractions, and local customs. You get:

Insider Knowledge: Our local guides bring the islands to life with their stories and insights into Åland’s history, culture, and nature. We take you to off-the-beaten-path spots and tell stories about life on Üland. 

Convenience and Safety: On our guided tours, everything is taken care of for you—from transportation to itinerary planning. For road trippers, Åland’s well-maintained roads and scenic routes make it a joy to navigate.

Unique Experiences: Our guided tours include visits to historical sites, nature reserves, and local workshops, offering a well-rounded experience. Road trippers have the flexibility to tailor their itinerary to their interests, exploring at their own pace.

At Åland Tours, we offer many tailored guided tours, among them a very popular day tour by car and foot, where you get to see the best of Åland in one day. Or, you can come with us for a walk through Mariehamn, tailored to your pace and interests.

Before arriving, there are some things you should consider:

  • Season Matters: Choose your visit according to your interests—summer for outdoor activities and festivals, spring and autumn for fishing, and winter for ice skating.

    Read more about activities on Åland in our blog post Exploring Åland: Active Pastimes in the Åland Islands.

  • Ferry Reservations: Book ferries in advance if traveling between islands, especially during peak seasons.

  • Pack Essentials: Bring comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes.

    Have you visited Åland already? Share your experiences in the comments below!

    Further reading: Why Choose A Private Tour Over A Group Tour

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