Åland is an autonomous, demilitarized and Swedish-speaking province of Finland. Thanks to its geographic location, Åland is an important central hub in the Baltic region. The Åland archipelago lies in between Sweden and Finland, with frequent connections to the entire area.
The Åland Archipelago
The group of islands comprising the Åland archipelago includes the biggest island, “Fasta Åland”, and about 6,700 smaller islands primarily scattered to the east. On Åland there are about 16 municipalities and 29,000 residents, half of which live in the capital city of Mariehamn.