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Photo: Bosse Lind

Arholma is a leafy island in the northern archipelago with beautiful historic buildings. Here, with the sea of Åland as the closest neighbour, you can enjoy a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, under the watchful eye of the historic Arholma beacon built in 1763.

From the steamboat jetty you can take a stroll along the old village road and admire the houses from the 17th century, or shop at the small country shop. The whole island is a nature reserve with trails that run through forests and meadows, with grazing cattle and sheep in the beautiful cultural nature landscape.

A kilometre walk from the steamboat jetty you will find a beautiful bay with Arholma Nord. It has a small restaurant and cosy accommodation, and the military building Batteri Arholma that has been turned into a museum where you can take a guided tour and feel the winds of the days of the cold war.

Regarding the nature reserve

Arholma is part of Arholma-Idö nature reserve that is managed by the Archipelago Foundation.

You can read all about the rules for nature reserves at the County Administrative Board.

Explore with Street View

Did you know that you can have a look around the islands even before you travel? Go to Google Street View on the map by pulling the yellow icon (the figure) to the location you want to explore. Then click your way along hiking trails, forest paths, cliffs, and piers.

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