Djävulsberget, Bomarsund

Hiking in Åland

Hiking in Åland offers a varied landscape where your surroundings change rapidly from uninhabited forest to ancient monuments and cultural buildings to sea views. Hike on a long-distance path or take a short walk. Choose the route that suits best for your interests and condition – according to the length, geographic location and the description of the train and nature. 

Hiking and nature trails

The hiking trails in Åland are 10 to 60 kilometres long. For the most part they are easy, but the path is often uneven in parts and the bedrock can be slippery. A map and Åland Natur – a starter book on hiking in the countryside – are useful items to have with you.

St Olav Waterway is the first pilgrim’s route in the world that runs through an archipelago. The route starts from the Turku Cathedral on the Finnish mainland and goes through the Åland Islands to Sweden, where there are several alternative routes, such as Viking Trail, Helgonleden and Stråsjöleden, to choose from to reach St. Olavsleden and the final destination at the Atlantic coast in Trondheim, Norway. Find out more about St Olav Waterway.

The nature trails are between one and eight kilometres long and vary from easy to being of medium difficulty. No special equipment is required, but sometimes the ground can be wet, so boots or good outdoor shoes are recommended. Many of the nature trails are in the nature reserves.

The digital maps provide information about the route and service along the trails.

Ramsholmen 1,5 km − verdant wooded meadows with a scent of the sea and ramson

Ramsholmen is covered in wooded meadows, the most diverse type of habitat in Åland. In spring and summer the floral…

Jomalaleden 40 km – cultural landscape and historic sights

The long Jomalaleden trail that has different start and end points can be divided into shorter or longer stages and…

Hastersboda 4 km – seashores and magical coniferous forests

The archipelago people derived their living from the sea and in harmony with nature. Information boards along the trail depict…

Medeltidsstigen 3 km – ancient burial site and Great Northern War

The Medieval Trail leads around a wooded hill and focuses on the village history. The trail goes up to some…

Kalen 7 km – Bronze Age and war ruins

​Kalen offers magnificent archipelago nature and historical memories. The area was the part of Kökar that first rose from the…

Kungsö coast battery

Kungsö coast battery was a Russian fortification that was built during the First World War. The fortification was demolished in…

The Historical Trail in Bomarsund

Welcome to the Historical Trail in Bomarsund! Along this trail you will visit places relating to the history of the…

Grottstigen 4,7 km – rock formations and dwarf pines

The Grottstigen cave trail starts from Getabergen, one of Åland’s highest hills that rises almost 100 metres above the sea…

Sålis coast battery

The Russian coast battery consisted of 10 batteries with different details but all with 2-6 cannons. In Sålis there was…

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