Distances are short not only inside Åland but also between Åland and the world.
Åland is situated midway between the capitals Stockholm and Helsinki and has good connections to both. The comfortable ferry trip to Sweden takes two hours and to Finland five hours. The tax-free based ferry traffic to Åland makes the ticket prices much more profitable.
The connections allow you to travel to the nearby city regions in the morning, and return to Åland the same evening. Flights to Stockholm, Helsinki or Turku take less than an hour.