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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Island ferry from Långnäs on the main island or Galtby on the Finnish mainland.
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Ålandstrafiken[http://www.alandstrafiken.ax/eng/index.htm] ferries from Långnäs on the main island or from Galtby(Korpo) on the Finnish mainland. The ferries are free to pedestrians and a smaller fee is taken out for vehicles between the smaller islands. For pedestrians bus line 5 from Mariehamn goes to Långnäs.  
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
Easy to hire bikes but no public transport.
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Easy to hire bikes but no public transport. Taxi is available.
  
 
==See==
 
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==Do==
 
==Do==
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'''The Kökar Museum''', located in an old schoolhouse, has on display many of the articles and tools used by the seal hunters. Get a glimpse of life on Kökar from the 1800's up to the 1940's. There are several other buildings on the museum grounds open to the public. Among them a display hall with different types of boats, a crofter's cottage and a shed for livestock.
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'''The Church & Franciscan Chapel''' During the 15th century a Franciscan monastery was founded on Hamnö. This place became a spiritual and cultural centre for the entire archipelago. Today the ruins of the monastery share their site with Kökar's church from 1748. In the chapel beside the church there are archaeological excavations on Hamnö.
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'''Otterböte''' settlement from the Bronze Age. 
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The small island '''Källskär''', right outside Kökar. For many years, the nobleman Göran Åkerhielm lived on this island. The buildings, the garden and the port that he built are truly creative. Anyone familiar with the Moomin-books recognizes perhaps parts of the houses. Tove Jansson who occasionally came out on visits was inspired from it when she made sketches for the Moomin´s house. Also found on the island is one of Åland's most remarkable nature phenomenons, Källskärskannan.
  
 
==Buy==
 
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
Anton's Gasthem is nearest to the ferry and is well located for cliff walks and for the church. No breakfast but some facilities for self catering.  
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Camping:
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* Sandviken camping[http://www.sandvik.ax/index_en.php]
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Cabins:
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* Klobbar´s Hostelry & Cabins [http://www.klobbars.fi/?language=en]
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* Havspaviljongen [http://www.havspaviljongen.com/en/index.html], Hellsö
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* Österlund Small Cabins[http://www.kokar.aland.fi/foretag/osterlunds.pdf], Österbygge
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Guesthouse:
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* Anton's Gästhem is nearest to the ferry and is well located for cliff walks and for the church. No breakfast but some facilities for self catering.  
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* Klobbar´s Hostelry & Cabins [http://www.klobbars.fi/?language=en]
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Hotel:
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* Brudhäll Hotell & Restaurang[http://www.brudhall.com/english.php], Karlby
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==Guest Harbor==
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* Hellsö Guest Harbor[http://www.havspaviljongen.com/en/index.html], Hellsö
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* Brudhäll Guest Harbor[http://www.brudhall.com/english.php], Karlby
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* Sandviken Guest Harbor[http://www.sandvik.ax/index_en.php]
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
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* Kökar municipality[http://www.kokar.aland.fi/index.html], only in swedish.
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* Visit Åland[http://www.visitaland.com/en], Åland official tourist gateway
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==

Revision as of 12:55, 12 January 2009

Kökar is an island in Åland.

Contents

Get in

Ålandstrafiken[1] ferries from Långnäs on the main island or from Galtby(Korpo) on the Finnish mainland. The ferries are free to pedestrians and a smaller fee is taken out for vehicles between the smaller islands. For pedestrians bus line 5 from Mariehamn goes to Långnäs.

Get around

Easy to hire bikes but no public transport. Taxi is available.

See

Kökar is one of the few islands in Åland with noticeable contours, showing picturesque cliffs to the east, now set a bit back from the coast. There is a very attractive little church, technically on a separate island but easily reached on foot from the ferry port by turning east. There are the ruins of an old monastery beside it. As is common in Åland, the belltower is near to but separate from the main church building.

Kökar Church

Do

The Kökar Museum, located in an old schoolhouse, has on display many of the articles and tools used by the seal hunters. Get a glimpse of life on Kökar from the 1800's up to the 1940's. There are several other buildings on the museum grounds open to the public. Among them a display hall with different types of boats, a crofter's cottage and a shed for livestock.

The Church & Franciscan Chapel During the 15th century a Franciscan monastery was founded on Hamnö. This place became a spiritual and cultural centre for the entire archipelago. Today the ruins of the monastery share their site with Kökar's church from 1748. In the chapel beside the church there are archaeological excavations on Hamnö.

Otterböte settlement from the Bronze Age.

The small island Källskär, right outside Kökar. For many years, the nobleman Göran Åkerhielm lived on this island. The buildings, the garden and the port that he built are truly creative. Anyone familiar with the Moomin-books recognizes perhaps parts of the houses. Tove Jansson who occasionally came out on visits was inspired from it when she made sketches for the Moomin´s house. Also found on the island is one of Åland's most remarkable nature phenomenons, Källskärskannan.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Camping:

  • Sandviken camping[2]

Cabins:

  • Klobbar´s Hostelry & Cabins [3]
  • Havspaviljongen [4], Hellsö
  • Österlund Small Cabins[5], Österbygge

Guesthouse:

  • Anton's Gästhem is nearest to the ferry and is well located for cliff walks and for the church. No breakfast but some facilities for self catering.
  • Klobbar´s Hostelry & Cabins [6]

Hotel:

  • Brudhäll Hotell & Restaurang[7], Karlby

Guest Harbor

  • Hellsö Guest Harbor[8], Hellsö
  • Brudhäll Guest Harbor[9], Karlby
  • Sandviken Guest Harbor[10]



Contact

  • Kökar municipality[11], only in swedish.
  • Visit Åland[12], Åland official tourist gateway

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