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Brändö

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Brändö is an island in Åland.

Regions

Brändö consists of the villages Lappo, Asterholma, Torsholma, Baggholma, Brändö by, Björnholma, Korsö, Fiskö, Åva and Jurmo.

Lappo, Asterholma and Jurmo are separate islands.

Understand

Brändö is a separate island, North East of the main island of Åland, close to the Finnish main land.

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Get in

You can reach Brändö by ferry operated by Ålandstrafiken[1]. Ferries serves from Osnäs in Kustavi in the Finnish Mainland to the village of Åva (Norra Linjen M/S Viggen) and from Hummelvik, Vårdö (Norra Linjen M/S Alfågeln) on the main island of Åland to Lappo and to Torsholma.

Get around

To reach the separate islands there are smaller ferries, timetables from Åva-Jurmo vv., and Torsholma-Lappo-Asterholma vv. Note that some arrivals need to be booked in advance.

See

  • Brändö's Church, Brändö by. A wooden cross church open weekdays mid June to mid August.
  • Brändö's church, Brändö village. Wooden church built 1898. Open from mid June to mid August weekdays.
  • Archipelago Museum, Lappo, [2]. Old boats and fishing and hunting tools. There's also an blacksmith's workshop.

Itineraries

Do

  • The island Jurmo, (ferry from Åva), +358 (0)40 506 4777, [3]. See the highland cattle, take a stroll in the woods at a walking path, climb the watch tower to see the islands surrounding Jurmo. Visit their small museum with fishing tools in an old fishing hut. Eat at their restaurant and cafe open in the summer months and sleep at their hostel. From the small grocery shop open in summer time you can buy food to prepare in the hostel. There's also possible to go on boat excursions to see e.g. seals, an old fishing camp, and rent kayaks and bikes.


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