Visit Åland

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The Aland Islands, located in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden, is an autonomous region of Finland. It consists of 6500 islands, most of which are small and uninhabited. The population is made up primarily of Swedish-speaking Finns.

Visitors to the area can explore its rugged terrain by hiking or biking on trails such as the Kastelholm trail, a popular route that offers expansive views across the archipelago. Tourists can also visit Mariehamn, Aland's capital city where they will find museums like the Maritime Museum and cafes with delicious local cuisine.

The Aland Islands has a fascinating history - in 1921, it was placed under League of Nations protection following a dispute between Sweden and Finland over the islands' sovereignty. Ultimately it was decided that the islands would become part of Finland but with autonomy over their internal affairs. This arrangement still stands today!

Cities in Åland