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Mariehamn (Finnish: Maarianhamina) is the capital of the archipelago of Aland Islands, situated in the Baltic Sea, just off the southwest coast of the Finnish mainland. It has been – and remains – a seaport, which also characterizes the attractions it has to offer. Mariehamn has approx. 11,000 inhabitants – that is, nearly half of Åland’s population lives here.
Åland is a hundred percent Swedish-speaking community, and are all strongly influenced by Swedish culture. Archipelago is an autonomous landscape in the Republic of Finland – and also has its own national flag.
Many of the sights in Mariehamn is located in the port area. In Österhamnen found Sjökvarteret with its red-painted warehouse environment – and a popular shipbuilding museum. In Västerhamnen can visit the Old Jokes house and the museum ship “Pommern”, which is a 100-year-old steel bar. This is also the ferry port, which has passenger ferry connection to Stockholm in Sweden , Turku (Turku) and Helsinki (Helsinki) in Finland – as well as Tallinn in Estonia .
Other attractions in Mariehamn, the following are mentioned: Parks Lilla Holmen and Badhusparken – and Mariebad, the Baths which includes swimming, “äventyrsbad” for children and outdoor swimming beach.
Åland has its own airport – Mariehamn Airport – which is 3 km outside Mariehamn center.