upplev-ikonExperience

Strong nature experiences, physical challenges, traditional cultural environments, inspiring exhibitions or quiet times for rest: experiences of very different kinds can become the magical ingredients for your perfect holiday.



Breathtaking adventures can vary for children and adults.
And sometimes, when both of them need to get their fun and summer feeling, it is important to watch your steps and choose something for everyone.

Exhibition


The exhibition at Gastropub Bodegan is a vernissage that lasts the entire summer. Artists with ties to Åland exhibit, and the pieces that are sold eventually get replaced with new ones.
The Bodegan itself is an old salt storage decorated with marine details. Worth a look!

Fiskeläget 44
Storby, 22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 38 530

Excursion to Lighthouse Märket


See a lighthouse from a close distance, and balance on the border between Sweden and Finland: one of Europe’s strangest boundary demarcations.
Our fast boat easily takes you out to Lighthouse Märket, where where the Finnish Lighthouse Society shows you around. On the trip we look out for seals. Bookings via Gastropub Bodegan.

Fiskeläget 44
Storby, 22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 38 530

The family park Smart Park


A unique opportunity to play and learn at the same time. At Smart Park you learn about the present time and the history of Åland, about the brain and about the animals. The water playground is an arena about the Battle of Bomarsund. On the park’s car track the children can drive milk and vegetables and in that way learn about where the food comes from. Smart Park is knowledge – to be experienced with your whole body.

Eckerövägen 388
22270 Eckerö
+358 (0) 18 38 499
+358 (0) 457 344 9666

Eckerö Mail & Custom’s House


Eckerö Mail & Custom’s House, built in 1828 in the empire style, is seen from a far distance out on the Sea of Åland. During summer this living monument from the Russian era is filled with exhibitions and activities. The beautiful and well-preserved cultural landscape is always worth a visit. Those who want to take a dip in the sea can do it from the nice rocks situated close by.

Storby, 22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 25 000
+358 (0)40 17 99 715

Culture


From present day art to design and art handicraft. In Eckerö Mail & Custom’s House the exhibitions vary from year to year, always in an exciting interaction with the character of the house.
The project Artist in Residence gives insight into how an artist works, and in May-September theatres, concerts, and workshops are held.

Storby, 22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 25 000
+358 (0)40 17 99 715

Postal Museum


Along Queen Kristina’s Mail Road from 1638 the mail was rowed for almost 300 years across the Sea of Åland. In the Postal Museum at Eckerö Mail & Custom’s House you can see one of the last boats, maps, clothes, and other equipment. The film gives insight into the hardships of another time. Open June-August.
Group booking +358 (0)457 530 1300.

Storby, 22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 25 000
+358 (0)40 17 99 715

Outdoor activities


”What can we do?” is an often asked question during holidays. At Käringsund Resort & Conference the question gets new answers every day. Scheduled programs during the whole summer – from paddling and hiking to boat and bike tours, and treasure hunts and pirate adventures for the children. More information on the homepage..

Käringsundsvägen 194
22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 38 000

Käringsunds Viltsafari


Come along on a guided tour in the safari wagon among deer, wild boars, ostriches and llamas at Käringsund Viltsafari. Here the animals move in their natural environments, but are so used to people that they let us to come real close. The calves are the cutest, the ostriches perhaps the most exciting ones. A fun experience for both children and adults.

The luxurious and super-efficient dusters made of ostrich feathers are sold out every year. The deer sausage and the ostrich eggs are also popular, not to mention the animals that live at Käringsund Viltsafari - as stuffed animals! The safari shop is nicely located when you want an ice cream or a souvenir from Åland.



Gamla Käringsundsvägen
22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 38 103
+358 (0)457 34 35 996

The Åland Hunting & Fishing Museum


The Åland Hunting & Fishing Museum is situated on the rocks in order to blend into the historical fishing hamlet environment of Käringsund. Working and fishing tools, objects, and nice photographs tell the story of what life in the archipelago looked like in the olden days. Here you find something interesting for the whole family.

Fiskeläge 37
Storby, 22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 38 299

Exciting for the children


Stuffed moose and seal, bird eggs, and a fishing hut you can enter – the Åland Hunting & Fishing Museum suits children as well. Outdoors they can find a treasure in the sand or climb in a real fishing boat. Indoors the children’s herring market tempts the children to play: dress up, weigh bread, sell a bag of apples…

Fiskeläge 37
Storby, 22270 Eckerö
+358 (0)18 38 299

Holiday puttering from Åland


The summer has a lot of time that can be filled: travel time, hanging on the beach, waiting for food (or waiting for the adults to finish their meal), rainy days.
“Holiday puttering from Åland” is a holiday journal for the whole family with puttering, summer tips, and space for creative doodling. An interactive holiday memory that feels like Åland!

Can be purchased from many local shops.

The Art Circuit


During one weekend in August or in the beginning of September each year the Art Circuit takes place in Åland and in the rest of Swedish-speaking Finland.
You get the chance to visit artist studios and meet the artists, look at new things and get inspired. In Eckerö there are many active artists.

Labba’s Rural Community Centre


Labba’s Rural Community Centre is situated where the optical telegraph that linked Eckerö with Grisslehamn and Signilskär at the end of the 18th century stood. In the rural community centre also a bank museum can be found.