Mariehamn ferry port in Aland is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Turku & Kapellskar available. With a selection of up to 14 Sailings Daily, the port of Mariehamn connects Aland with Estonia, Finland & Sweden.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 15 minutes on the Kapellskar service to 10 hours 20 minutes on the Helsinki service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Mariehamn fare search.
A youthful town, Mariehamn was founded in 1861 while Åland and Finland formed part of the mighty Russian Empire. Maria, consort of Tsar Alexander II of Russia gave the town her name.
Mariehamn grew up round the farming village of Övernäs, situated on a peninsula. The harbours built in sheltered bays came to be of great importance. The streets of Mariehamn are wide and straight. Housing sites were large from the beginning, but today they have been divided to provide space for several houses. A distinctive feature is the Esplanade, an avenue of lime trees stretching from west to east, from harbour to harbour.
Mariehamn is a carefree summer town with two large marinas and many hotels and restaurants, most within walking distance. It is also the seat of the highest administration of autonomous Åland, housed in the Self-Government Building.