Briefly about Åland | Åland living

Briefly about Åland

Åland has the most beautiful archipelago in the world and endless areas of untouched nature.

Åland is a region of Finland but the proximity to Sweden is evident in both culture and traditions. Classic Nordic dishes such as meatballs are just as much Swedish than Ålandic. The people in Åland speak Swedish and gladly watch Swedish television.

The environment varies from barren cliffs in the outer archipelago to forests and fertile farmland on the main island. Åland experiences a typically maritime climate with relatively mild winters, chilly springs, normal summers, and somewhat warmer autumns. It is the island nation that has the most sunshine hours during the summer months in Norden.

Country roads are red; the colour of the soil is due to red granite. Here are no train connections or underground traffic. Instead, where the roads end the journey continues on a ferry to the islands in the archipelago.

A film of Åland produced for British Airways:

National Day

"The National Day" is celebrated on 9 June in commemoration of Åland’s autonomy.

Read more about Åland´s autonomy

Åland in figures

Statistics and information on all from weather and population to labour market and wages are available in the brochure “Åland in Figures” published by Statistics and Research Åland (ÅSUB).

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