Many of Åland’s activities provide an exhilarating adrenaline rush, while others offer a calming and enjoyable sense of relaxation. What’s your choice for today?
Everything you can do on the water you can do in Åland. Water sports, such as surfing, kite surfing, paddling and jetskiing are popular. Equipment can be rented on site, for example SUP boards that suit most people.
Out into the terrain
Mountainbikes or fat bikes, are a good choice for those who like to cycle in the woods. The Eckerö MTB loop, for example, is a 3-kilometre long trail for beginners and offers nice views and fun jumps. Here you can also try to beat the trail record on the training app Strava. For other mountain bike trails, contact BifaBIKE Sportrent, who offer tours with electric bikes, MTBs and fat bikes.
At the Flowpark high-rope adventure course in Vårdö, you can try challenges high among the treetops. The height itself, about 15 metres above the ground, is often the most pulse-raising. Luckily there are courses at a lower height as well, altogether at four different levels.
You can also get close to nature on horseback: so why not book an outdoor ride? Or try Skogsråddet orienteering with 50 control points near Mariehamn. The map costs 15 euros and is available at Åland Tourist Information, City Sport & Cykel and Team Sportia.
Forest yoga helps your body and soul with recovery. Forest yoga is a combination of Japanese forest bathing (shirin yoko) and soft yoga on the body’s terms. In the summer you can also take a boat excursion and try yoga on a barren rocky islet and enjoy a picnic meal.