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Aland Islands - Some Great Things To See On Your Vacations

Jun 24, 2008
The Aland archipelago, also called Finnish Ahvenanmaa locally, is situated between Finland and Sweden in the south end of the Gulf of Bothnia. It is an autonomous Swedish-speaking province of Finland which has its own administration, flag and stamps. Aland Sea lies in the west of the Aland Islands, which extends between the island and Sweden. Some 40km across to the east is the arm of the sea known as Skiftet. This group consists of around 6,554 islands and stacks, but you can find habitation in only around 80 of these islands. Aland Islands has an area of around 1, 505sq.km with a population of just 24,000 only.

Their main language spoken here is Swedish, even though it has autonomy, they are still a province in Finland. Aland Islands is a part of the crown of Sweden for hundreds of years, just in the same with Finland. Russia got possession of the Aland islands in 1809.

Finland has always accepted the autonomous status of the island and has always extended support, as now they can issue their own stamps. You will notice that the islanders have pride in their land and independence and do not want to be called Finns. The economy of Aland Islands is mainly based on shipping, agriculture and tourism. It is a very popular holiday destination especially with the Swedes.

In case you are planning to travel from Sweden, it's very simple; you just have to the ferry of your choice as there are many ferry departures. You can take it from Grisslehamn, Kapellskar or Stockholm. It is just a two hour ferry ride. In other words going to Aland is pretty speedy and convenient. Because of its location the movement to and fro the island is excellent, that means you can come here from the main cities in Sweden, Finland or Estonia. You have a choice between relaxed sea voyages, a quick flight, or you can even think of coming here on your own boat.

It is the best place for people who want to relax and rewind, but may not find it very suitable if you are looking forward to a very active holiday. Here you can enjoy all kinds of winter sports, boating, fishing, hiking, cycling, art shows and some more like just walking.

You can find what you want from romance and relaxation to adventure and activities. This is a city where you can holiday first-class food, shopping and relaxed accommodation, in a hotel or you can even rent a cottage in the serene natural surroundings. It's up to you how you want to have a unique experience holidaying in Aland islands.

Spring is when the nature at the best. You can enjoy one or many of the activities available on the island. The popular activities associated with spring are; visiting museums or art galleries, fishing, paddling, shipwreck diving, cycling and many more. Any one who is a golf buff then he can really take pleasure and enjoy playing at the golf courses, the season begins by May 1st.If you choose to go in winter then skating is a great experience and you can also experience other winter sports here.

Working too hard, forget the workdays! Enjoy life; treat yourself to a breathtaking holiday in the Aland archipelago staying in a luxurious holiday villa.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas, ski chalets and self catering holiday apartments to rent on line as a holiday home rental. To see an example of holiday villas have a look at Holiday Villas
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