The autonomous Finnish Aaland Islands are made up of more than 6,500 islands and are a demilitarized region. Mariehamn is the capital of the islands, representing an interesting blend of Finnish, Swedish and Russian culture.
The islands have popular beaches, a mild climate and more hours of sunlight than other Scandinavian countries. Because of increased numbers of tourists, Mariehamn has a surprising selection of restaurants and cafes for its size.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.