"Mariehamn" Åland Tourist Trap Tip by RB_Oakes
Åland Tourist Traps: 2 reviews and 0 photos
OK, so you'll probably have to pass through here if you come to Åland, but move on quickly. The centre isn't quaint, it's commercialized. Boring tourists doing boring touristy things. To truly appreciate a visit to Åland, head out into the countryside. Small villages and middle of nowhere spots are the real Åland.
Unique Suggestions: At least try some local food and pick up some Åland stamps. And by local food I don't mean Hesburger. They have local cheese, local pancakes, and local beer (Stallhagen Pale Lager, not Åland Öl, which is made on the mainland). If you must spend time in Mariehamn, eat something local.
Fun Alternatives: Alternative - get into the countryside. It's the only way to see Åland.