There are plenty of ferry connections between Ã land and mainland Sweden and Finland. Primarily for tax reasons, ferries plying between Helsinki and Stockholm all stop off at Mariehamn or the nearby 30km east, approximately jetty of LÃ¥ngnÃ¤s, making this the easiest and cheapest way to get in although docking often happens at inconvenient times in the middle of the night - the LÃ¥ngnÃ¤s stops. Mariehamn also has a small airport that serves flights to mainland Finland and Sweden.
MHQ (http://www.finavia.fi/fly...) - the only airport on the islands. There are daily flights from Helsinki and Turku and international flights to/from Stockholm. The flight from Helsinki is less than an hour and the flight from Turku and Stockholm is only half an hour. Mariehamn airport is situated less than 3km north of Mariehamn.
Ferries From Mainland Finland
From Vuosnainen Kustavi, Finland to Ã va BrÃ¤ndÃ¶ by Ã landstrafiken (http://www.alandstrafiken...)
From Galtby Korpo, Finland to KÃ¶kar by Ã landstrafiken (http://www.alandstrafiken...)
Ã landstrafiken ferries are free to pedestrians and to motorists between the smaller islands. For pedestrians bus lines 4 and 5 from Mariehamn go respectively to Hummelvik and LÃ¥ngnÃ¤s, each of which is a terminal for a route to the Finnish mainland.
Ferries From Estonia
From Tallinn to Mariehamn by Tallink (http://www.tallinksilja.c...)
Ferries From Sweden
From Grisslehamn Greater Stockholm, Sweden to EckerÃ¶ Ã land by EckerÃ¶linjen (http://www.eckerolinjen.f...) local bus: Take the 676 bus from Stockholm Eastern station Tekniska HÃ¶gskolan to NorrtÃ¤lje and change to line 637 to Grisslehamn. Tickets can be bought at SL Centres or at local kiosks, but NOT onboard.By dedicated bus. Alternatively, EckerÃ¶ Linjen's buses to Grisslehamn depart from StockholmCityterminalen 2h 15min before shipÂ´s departure, and from UppsalaHjalmar Brantingsgatan 2h before shipÂ´s departure. The buses returns to Stockholm/Uppsala at the shipÂ´s arrival. The Bus+Ferry Combined Ticket can be bought in CityterminalenStockholm, from the bus driver or at the ferry terminal. Note however that the local buses are a lot cheaper and more efficient, and the dedicated buses should be avoided.
It takes two hours from Grisslehamn to EckerÃ¶. From there the line 1 bus connects to Mariehamn.
From KapellskÃ¤r Greater Stockholm, Sweden to Mariehamn Ã land by Viking Line (http://www.vikingline.fi/...) local bus: Take the 676 bus from Stockholm Eastern station to NorrtÃ¤lje and change to line 631 or 631X to KapellskÃ¤r. Tickets can be bought at SL Centres or at local kiosks, but NOT onboard.By dedicated bus: Alternatively Viking Line's buses to KapellskÃ¤r departures from Stockholm]Cityterminalen 1h 50min before shipÂ´s departure, and from UppsalaHjalmar Brantinggatan 1h 45min before shipÂ´s departure. The buses returns to Stockholm/Uppsala at the shipÂ´s arrival. The bus tickets must be bought in advance. Note however that the local buses are a lot cheaper and more efficient, and the dedicated buses should be avoided.
It takes two hours from KapellskÃ¤r to Mariehamn. This is by far the fastest route between Stockholm and Mariehamn, unless flying.
From Stockholm to Mariehamn by Birka Cruises (http://www.birkaline.com/)