Welcome to Mariehamn and the Åland Islands!

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On this blogg we would like to show you photos from our islands. The town, the Baltic Sea and other places. We hope that we can give you as much information about our paradise as possible.
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Sunday, 5 December 2010

A day at sea in a small boat












"Adventure" golf

On the east side of Mariehamn we have a new and very nice minigolf course, approved for international tournaments. They also have a very nice restaurant and a bar.




From the harbour on the west side of Mariehamn you can take a walk alongside the rocks and see the ferries arrive at Mariehamn.


The view from this "boardwalk" is amazing.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

November morning


Tuesday, 2 november, 7 am. The sun is coming up for a beautiful day.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Views of Nature

Above a picture of the hand dug Lemströms kanal, a channel interconcenting two bays, just east of Mariehamn.

The forrest road above is rather nice, but not representative for the road network on our islands, we have generally very modern and good roads, perfect for biking.

View from the outer archipelago.


Picture taken 500 meters from our home, depicting our home bay Slemmern.The small building to the right is acctually a newly built seafarer's chapel, popular for smaller, informal weddings. At the horizon you can see wind turbines. The wind turbine power plants on our islands produce a significant part of the energy we need.

Nice place for a picnic in the wild.

Below; Morning panorama 5 kilometers south of Mariehamn.

Information

If you want further information about the Åland Islands, please let us know and we will send you some in English, German, Finnish or Swedish.

Mariebad - Baths

In Mariehamn we have a wonderful, light and clean bath, next to one of our beaches. Here are some photos:

















The Mariebad Baths/SPA is on walking distance from our home (approx. 500 meters). It also has it's own beach with free sunbeds and a view over looking the city of Mariehamn.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Åland Islands - some background information

The Åland Islands consists of more than 6,500 islands situated right between Finland and Sweden. The Åland Islands are self governed and demilitarised, though belonging to Finland. The Islands have some 27,000 inhabitants. More than 90 % of the population are Swedish-speaking.

The Åland Islands on Wikipedia

Beach

One of the four beaches in town, Lilla holmen

Monday, 25 October 2010

Guest harbours



A day in September...

One morning in September, 7.00 am

Same place, same day, but at 1.00 pm
This is one of my views when driving to work every day :-)