MARIEHAMN - port of the last windjammers!

Mariehamn, the charming capital of the Åland Islands is characterized by a laid-back islander lifestyle and a strong maritime culture. The town was once the home of the world’s largest oceanic sailing ships fleet and is therefore called “port of the last windjammers”. The cozy and small city center is just a short walk (900 m) away from the port and it offers restaurants, cafes, shops as well as beaches, great sights and local attractions. Getting around in Mariehamn is easy and the friendly locals with good English skills are glad to help you in any way they can. Åland is widely known for its beautiful and unique archipelago, and it offers spectacular ways to experience the nature through e. g. golf, fishing, cycling or canoeing/kayaking. Or why not just lay back and enjoy beautiful sights and the great culinary experiences Åland can offer. Did you know that the world’s oldest champagne was found in a wreck outside Aland in 2010 and that Åland cuisine is one of the best kept secrets of Scandinavian kitchen? Åland welcomes international cruise ships with a length of max. 230 meters and a depth of max 8 meters.

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Useful information

Language

Swedish

Distance from pier to city center

900 m

Transportation to/from airport

The airport is located about 5 km from the city centre. Best way to get there is by taxi.

Currency

Euro

City Card

Not available

Downloadable map

Port information

Berthing policy: Contact Harbour Master Ms. Helena Jansson, helena.jansson@hamnen.ax

Jetty 1-2

Max LOA: 190 mMax depth: 7,2 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger Fenders available (brand and type): fixed concreate, with rubber and shieldInfo on tides: N/A Learn more
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Port Reception Facilities

Pier 1-2

Direct shore connections available: Yes, for sewageNumber and maximum flow rate: 1 | 30 m3/hDirect downstream to municipal facilities: YesMARPOL standard connections fitted: No Barges available: No Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

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Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

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Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome

Tourist information staff welcomes guests with maps and provides information on sights, walking & cycling routes. Information staff available also after shore excursions. No farewell initiatives.

Musical welcome

Music and/or folk dance performances.

Free local food samples

Tastings of local black bread.

Cruise guest national flags
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays

(peak season)

Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Port
Independent guest reception and help
Mailbox available

Sales of postcards and stamps.

Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
Free shuttle available
City centre within 1 km from pier

1 km

Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS
Hop on/hop off services in port area

During peak season (mid June to first week in August)

Turnaround facilities
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport
Quarters for crew in port

Åland Maritime Museum, no meals available. Lounge, Free Wi-Fi

Selected attractions

Pedsestrian street in Mariehamn, enjoy the small shops and cafes, just 1 km from the harbour.

Åland Maritime Museum and Museum Ship Pommern

The museum offers fascinating maritime exhibitions, including the oldest pirate flag of the world. The S/V Pommern is the world’s only four-masted barque preserved in original state.

Åland Museum & Art Museum

The fascinating history of Åland from seal hunters to modern society, and the local art history and contemporary art are showcased under the same roof.

Maritime Quarter

Boatyard for wooden vessels, boat building museum, smithy, craft shops and an atmospheric home port for several traditional sailing ships.

Södragatan - The Old Town Mariehamn

Walk the quiet street and observe the architedcture of the old wooden villas where families of Mariehamn live.

Exciting extras

Viking Banquet at Viking Village

Participation in Viking games, such as axe-throwing, spear- throwing, tug of war, archery and many more. Battle displays with Viking warriors in Holmgers Hird, musical entertainment, and more. All guests borrow Viking clothes and are welcomed in to a magnificent Longhouse, where a typical Viking meal is served.

Visit a fisherman’s family at Västerro

EXPERIENCE FISH LIKE NEVER BEFORE ! Tastings of Nordic award winning fish delicacies. Meet a modern fisherman’s family in beautiful seaside settings and learn more about fish, artesan food, gardening and unique archipelago nature

Show garden Senses

“Senses” show garden presenting Scandinavian garden design and botanical experiences. (May-September)

Silverskär Islands

Archipelago tour to Silverskär Islands,www.silverskar.ax

Events

6 Aug 2018
7 Nov 2018
Katrina Chamber Music Festival
Place: Mariehamn
Category: Music
20 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018
Åland Harvest Festival
Place: Mariehamn
Category: Arts & Handcrafts,Food,Music

Varied Shore Excurions

Åland is widely known for its beautiful and unique archipelago, and it offers spectacular ways to experience the nature through e. g. golf, fishing, cycling or canoeing/kayaking. Or why not just lay back and enjoy beautiful sights and the great culinary experiences Åland can offer. Did you know that the world’s oldest champagne was found in a wreck outside Aland in 2010 and that Åland cuisine is one of the best kept secrets of Scandinavian kitchen?

SHORE EXCURSIONS WITH A TOUCH OF LUXURY

CHAMPAGNE MEETS THE ISLAND WILDERNESS
Exclusive boat trip to the genuine island estate of Silverskär with a dive into the fascinating world of champagne. Tastings and story-telling on the island where Veuve Clicquot has created a "Cellar in the Sea".
HISTORICAL CRAFT BEER TASTING
Stallhagen Historic Beer 1843 is an authentic replica of one of the world’s oldest preserved beers found in a shipwreck in the Åland archipelago. This and many other skillfully crafted beers can be sampled at Stallhagen Brewery.
EXQUISITE CHOCOLATIERS
Åland history combined with high quality handmade chocolate at Eckerö’s historical Post & Customs House where South American cocoa beans meet the finest Åland ingredients.
NORDIC COOKING WITH A MASTER CHEF
Åland cuisine is one of the best-kept secrets of Scandinavian kitchen. A cooking class with one of Åland’s master chefs onboard or ashore.
WATER COLOUR PAINTING
The Nordic summer light has attracted painters through centuries. Capture the lustre of light on a water colour painting course led by one of the local aquarelle artists.
PURIFYING SMOKE SAUNA EXPERIENCE
Genuine Finnish smoke sauna experience with luxury and wellness amidst the island wilderness.

SHORE EXCURSIONS FOR ACTIVE EXPLORERS

KAYAKING TO KOBBA KLINTAR
A guided kayaking tour amidst the island world and, for example to an old pilot station or nature reserve near Mariehamn. Tours for beginners and experienced kayakers alike.
CYCLING FROM ONE ISLAND TO ANOTHER
Guided cycling tours on winding country roads across bridges and road banks from one island to another with a visit to a nature reserve rich in flora and sea fowl.
HIKING
Guided hiking tour in scenic archipelago nature on Northern Åland.
FISHING ELDORADO
Probably the best pike fishing in Europe! Exciting fishing excursions amidst the islands.

SHORE EXCURSIONS WITH A CULTURAL TWIST

THE PEARLS OF THE ISLANDS’ HISTORY
Swedish kings, Russian tsars, medieval churches and fortresses. Verdant fields, lush meadows, deep forests and sea bays. Discover the rural and historical Åland on a sightseeing tour.
MARITIME WALK ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SHIPOWNERS
Once the home port of the world’s largest and last sailing ship fleet Mariehamn now boasts with a rich international maritime history.

Contacts

Visit Åland
Ms. Gunilla Karlsson
Cruise Manager
Port of Mariehamn
Ms. Helena Jansson
Harbour Master
helena.jansson@hamnen.ax
Hamnkontoret, Hamnplan
AX-22100 Mariehamn, Finland