The Archipelago Sea in Finland

22 June 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  7 minutes

Archipelago Sea seen from the ferry between Pargas and Nagu © LPfi

Archipelago Sea seen from the ferry between Pargas and Nagu © LPfi

Archipelago Sea is a part of the Baltic Sea between the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland and the Sea of Åland, within Finnish territorial waters. By some definitions it contains the largest archipelago (island group) in the world by the number of islands, although many of the islands are very small and tightly clustered. The larger islands are inhabited and connected by ferries and bridges. The Åland Islands, including the largest islands of the region, form an autonomous region within Finland. The rest of the islands are part of Finland Proper. The Archipelago Sea is a significant tourist destination.   read more…

Åland in Finland

21 May 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Åland map © Ulamm

Åland map © Ulamm

The Åland Islands form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea. They are situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia and form an autonomous, demilitarised, monolingually Swedish-speaking region of Finland. The islands collectively constitute the smallest region of Finland, with only 0.49% of its land area, and 0.50% of its population.   read more…

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