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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.

Eckerö walk

Walk 1, Storby, 4 km Start at the Fish Smokinghouse on Gamla Käringsundsvägen, walk past the Hunting & Fishing Museum.…

Stangnäs–Sandvik 8 km – giant’s kettle and rocky seashores

The trail runs in barren archipelago nature with heather and juniper growing in the crevices. Along the trail there are…

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…

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…

Trollstigen 1 km

The tell-a-tale trail is a special trail for younger children. It runs over smooth rocks amidst knotted dwarf pines, whilst…

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…

Lövö 5 km – peace congress and Russian stone ovens

Length: 5 km Location: Vårdö Terrain: Moderate with varied surface on rocks, forest trails and sandy roads. NB! Rocks are…

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…

Eckerö walk 2

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

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