Cruise C – First Sauna Cruise to Mariehamn

A fairly leisurely cruise around the Archipelago visiting saunas, and ending up in the Western Harbour of Mariehamn.

On the way there we’ll try to visit as many saunas as possible, and see which the crew think is the best.  For more detail see Sauna Cruises

The Aland Islands lie between Finland and Sweden, and are predominantly Swedish-speaking. See http://www.aland.ax/ and http://www.visitaland.com/ for some of the history and features.

The North coast of the main islands is rocky, with steep cliffs and very little by way of facilities. Our plan is to circumnavigate the whole island group, in an anti-clockwise direction, visiting as many different places as possible, and with some longer days when the next harbour is some distance away.

 

Our final stop is Mariehamn, capital of Aland, and last home of the clipper fleet, notably the Flying P line, with an active fleet of clippers still carrying freight between the 2 world wars. The Pommern, one of the last working clippers, is moored just below the Aland Sailing club moorings.

This is a chance to stock up again, and to explore Mariehamn.