After Stockholm, at the end of August 2015, we cycled north towards Kapellskär to ferry-hop towards Turku across the Åland archipelago.
The Åland archipelago is a collections of literally hundreds of thousands of islands in the Baltic Sea between the Swedish and Finnish mainland, and it is known for its exceptionally beautiful landscape. Åland belongs to Finland, but its official language is Swedish. Only people who have family there are allowed to move there to not overcrowd it, and transit traffic is discouraged, so it doesn’t feel very touristic and there is a lot of space, nature and quietness. It turned out to be the most beautiful and picturesque part of the whole tour, definitely worth the effort of sorting out all the ferries between the islands. Our experience can better be described in pictures than in words: