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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.

Sadelinleden 63 km – cultural landscapes and wild orchids

The trail offers varied nature such as meadows, forests, rocky hills and seashore. The trail can be hiked in shorter…

Kungsö batteriberg 3−6 km − Russian costal battery with seaview

On Kungsö battery hill there is a 2 km long paved Russian military road and a barracks area of a…

Prästgårdsnäset 2,1 km − nature’s spirit and richness in historical landscape

Prästgårdsnäset with its hazelnut groves, stately ash and oak hills, and beautiful seaside meadows have been used as a pasture…

Borgboda 2,5 km − Åland’s biggest fort hill and Ida’s cottage

Borgboda is one of Åland’s most interesting prehistoric sites with archaeological remains from the Bronze Age until the early Middle…

Jåsholm 3 km – deciduous trees and bird life

The trail runs in characteristic archipelago nature with barren rocks and smaller forest areas. Apart from pine trees there are…

Eckerö walk 2

Walk 2, Storby, 5 km Start at Käringsund Resort & Conference. Follow the road to the forest – wander along…

Höckböleholmen 1,8 km − the glory of snake’s heads

Höckböleholmen is topographically diverse with high biodiversity. There are lush groves, dry meadows, seashore, wooded marsh and barren rocks. The…

Järsö 2 km – smooth rocks, sea views and wooded meadows

The white trail starts and ends at the same place and goes around a rocky tip. The terrain is partly…

Bomarsund – Prästö

Russians, Muslims, Jews Åland the stage of world history On the island of Prästö you can acquaint yourself with some…

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