For the ultimate Nordic break check out the Åland Islands in Finland. Comfortable self-catering Åland Islands accommodation is the perfect choice and base from which to experience this fascinating part of the world. The Åland Archipelago consists of over 7,000 islands almost half way between Finland and Sweden. Choosing to book holiday rentals on the Åland Islands maybe by the sea, for instance from early June to late August, will give you the opportunity to enjoy cycling, kayaking, sailing and fishing. If you're up to it, how about going for a swim in the cold Baltic Sea and afterwards dry out and warm up in one of the many saunas?
Getting around by ferry is the best way to travel between the many islands. To get to and from your Åland Islands accommodation hire a bike. Spend some time in Mariehamn, the capital of Åland. It's a maritime town with beautiful wooden houses, quaint cafes and a scenic harbour next to the Maritime Museum. After a good night's sleep in holiday rentals Åland Islands why not take the ferry from Lumparland to Kokar which is around two and a half hours away? Here you will find the ruins of a medieval Franciscan Monastery, so don't forget your camera. Spend a day at the fantastic Kastelholm Castle that actually dates right back to 1388. There's also a wonderful art collection inside the castle that is open to the public from early May to mid September.