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Åland Islands

June 9 to 12, 2022

This is the perfect time to visit Åland Islands. You will be taking part of the Åland 100-festivities as well as enjoying the idyllic archipelago summer.


Monday 6.6.2022

International flights to Finland
16:00 (-16:45) Transfer to Turku
Check-in at Scandic Hamburger Börs
19:00 - 21:30 Dinner served at the hotel

Midnight Sun Event Program in Turku and Naantali 7.-8.6.2022

Thursday 9.6.2022

Morning coffee at the hotel
07:30 Check-out
Meet your tour host Mr Andrew Fish, Finnair and Viking Line host Mr Lauri Orpana (tel: +358 40 662 4767) in hotel lobby
Transfer by bus to Viking Line terminal in Turku harbour
As a shipping company on the Åland Islands, the sea is our livelihood and promoting its wellbeing is important to us. Viking Line wants to be the forerunner in utilising new solutions that reduce our environmental impact. The sea and the archipelago have, of course, been very important to Viking Line for many decades. Our actual environmental work began in the 1980s as our fleet was being renewed and expanded. Our environmental work has since become a natural part of our decision-making and daily work
08:15 Check-in at Viking Glory, welcome on board!
Viking Glory is one of the world's most climate-smart vessels, specially designed for an out-of-the-ordinary cruise experience
08:30 Breakfast at restaurant Kobba, deck 11
08:45 Departure to Mariehamn
10:00 Viking Glory inspection
11:00 Possibility to relax in Archipelago Spa & Gym, deck 11
12:30 Buffet lunch, deck 10
14:10 Arrival in Mariehamn
Meet your Visit Åland hosts Ms Mia Lehto (tel: +358 18 24 263) and Mr Niko Micklin (tel +358 18 24 255) in arrival hall
14:15 The bus will pick you up at the harbour
14:20 Welcome drink and presentation of Ålandhotels at Hotel Pommern
15:00 Guided bus tour around the Åland Island begins
Today you will get to know the island as a local guide will share stories and interesting facts about Åland Islands as well as its people. You will have the opportunity to admire apple fields, try local treats, stop at a historic ruin and learn about gin distillery. First stop at Bomarsund ruins for some interesting history. Enjoy the view as we continue driving true the fantastic apple fields towards Geta and the northern parts of the island. Next stop at Öfergårds apple farm with apple cider tasting
19:00 Dinner at Smakbyn and a visit to the distillery
Smakbyn - an oasis of good food, flavorful drinks and local produce. Smakbyn has together with celebrity chef Micke Björklund evolved into a restaurant, shop, conference hall and distillery
21:00 Bus transportation back to Mariehamn
21:30 Check-in at Hotel Park Alandia  

Friday 10.6.2022

Start your day with sauna at the hotel
09:30 Meeting at the lobby and walk together to the museum
10:00 Visit at Åland Maritime Museum and sailing ship Pommern
11:30 Lunch at restaurant Nautical
Restaurant Nautical serves elegant and beautiful dishes in a warm and relaxed setting
12:40 Bike pick-up at Rono-rent (walking distance from the restaurant)
12:55 Guided walking and cycling tour to the pittoresk maritime quarter and idyllic Järsö. Coffee break along the way
16:00 Åland 100 festivities (free time)
Join in the festivities, this is a great opportunity for you to explore what the city has to offer during Åland 100
18:00 Taxi transportation from the hotel to the dinner cruise
18:15 Dinner cruise with Sunnan
Dinner and cruise to Kastelholm Castle
22:30 Back in the hotel 

Saturday 11.6.2022

Breakfast at the hotel
Hotel visit at Arkipelag Hotel and Conference
09:45 Walk to the harbour for boat transportation
10:00 Boat trip with Shipland Boat Taxi to the island of Kobba Klintar
We will take a boat tour to the old pilot station of Kobba Klintar, just outside the port of Mariehamn. Sit back and enjoy the seabreeze! After the excursion you will have some free time. Take a stroll in the city, go to the beach, enjoy a cup of coffee whilst reading a book. This time is for you to enjoy and relax
17:30 Bus transportation from Hotel Park Alandia to the restaurant
18:00 Dinner, tasting and visit at Stallhagen Brewery
Good beer should be enjoyed with good food and good friends. Pub Stallhagen is more than a pub. It is a cozy meeting place, a homey bar for new beer-tasting experiences and a restaurant with food that is served with love
21:00 Transportation back to the city and Hotel Park Alandia
22:30 Bus departs from the hotel to the ferry terminal
Your Silja Symphony hosts are Ms Olga Vanbergen and Ms Jenni Saarinen (tel: + 358 40 7000 401)
23:55 Welcome on board Tallink Silja's Silja Symphony to Helsinki
Tallink Silja recognizes environmental protection as one of its highest priorities; every effort is to be made to conserve and protect the environment from marine, atmospheric and other forms of pollution, including office-based waste. Tallink Silja's vessels have received required international oil pollution prevention certificates, are designed to use operational exhaust gas catalyser systems and use the low sulphur content fuel

Sunday 12.6.2022

Breakfast on board
09:55 Bypassing of Kustaanmiekka, Suomenlinna
10:15 Tallink Silja company presentation
11:00 Disembarkation
Helsinki Day City Tour
Meet your guide Ulla-Maija Rouhiainen (tel: +358 40 58 79 869) for a city tour in Helsinki
Helsinki, the Capital of Finland, was founded in 1550. Every year on the 12th of June the city celebrates its birthday. On "Helsinki Day", the city center turns into one big festive center which offers its visitors plenty of activities such as street shows, music shows and so much more, have fun!
12:30 Lunch at restaurant Kappeli
13:30 Transfer to Helsinki Airport
14:15 Check-in at Helsinki Airport
Flights home

Thank you for visiting Finland!

Flights to and from Finland, accommodation (single occupancy), transfers and all meals are covered by Visit Finland, Finnair and the host cities and companies during the event and the pre and post tours


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Scandic Hamburger Börs

Mariehamn, Åland Islands
Hotel Park Alandia

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Bring along

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing
  • Swimming suit for sauna
  • Sunglasses
  • Happy mood

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Contact us


Andrew Fish

Visit Finland Helsinki

Anne Niska

Viking Line

Lauri Orpana

Visit Åland

Niko Micklin

Tallink Silja

Nina Tähtinen