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'''Brändö''' is an island in [[Åland]].
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'''Brändö''' is a municipality and a group of islands in the province of [[Åland]], [[Finland]].
  
==Regions==
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==Understand==
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Brändö islands are located north east from the main island of Åland, quite close to the Finnish mainland. The islands are located on a popular route from Finland to mainland Åland and the proximity of mainland Finland makes them a relatively easy destination for an archipelago trip.
  
Brändö consists of the villages Lappo, Asterholma, Torsholma, Baggholma, Brändö by, Björnholma, Korsö, Fiskö, Åva and Jurmo.
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There are about 450 permanent residents living on these islands. Due to their remote location Brändö islands are probably the last part of Åland archipelago being permanently inhabited. The earliest mention about Brändö is from the 16th century as a part of the Kumlinge parish.
  
Lappo, Asterholma and Jurmo are separate islands.
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Jurmo island is one of the major attractions in Brändö. Notice that there is another attractive island called Jurmo located in Turku archipelago.
  
==Understand==
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==Regions==
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Brändö consists of the villages Lappo, Asterholma, Torsholma, Baggholma, Brändö by, Björnholma, Korsö, Fiskö, Åva and Jurmo.
  
Brändö is a separate island, North East of the main island of Åland, close to the Finnish main land.
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Villages Lappo, Asterholma and Jurmo are located on separate islands and visiting them requires another ferry trip.
  
 
==Talk==
 
==Talk==
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The municipality is unilingually Swedish speaking.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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You can reach Brändö only by a ferry or by your own boat. Place for a car must be pre-booked to the ferries operated by Ålandstrafiken.
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=== Ålandstrafiken: Norra linjen ===
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Ferries operated by Ålandstrafiken[https://www.alandstrafiken.ax/en/timetables] serves the Northern Line from Osnäs/Vuosnainen in Kustavi in the Finnish Mainland to the village of Åva (M/S Viggen) and from Hummelvik in Vårdö on the main island of Åland (M/S Alfågeln) to Lappo and to Torsholma. Both connections are operated several times a day. Ålandstrafiken is free of charge only for passengers. Bicycles, cars and motorbikes are subject to a [https://www.alandstrafiken.ax/sites/www.alandstrafiken.ax/files/priser_farjinfo_4-6_1.pdf fee].
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Vuosnainen ferry jetty is accessible from Turku by bus at the weekends once a day.
  
You can reach Brändö by ferry operated by Ålandstrafiken[http://www.alandstrafiken.ax/]. 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.
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=== Ferentes: the Houtskari route ===
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There is a ferry connection by Ferentes[https://www.ferentes.fi/en/ferry-traffic/the-houtskari-route.html] from Houtskär/Houtskari (mainland Finland) islands to Torsholma (M/S Karolina) jetty. The ferry has a timetable but visits some of the islands only by request. From Houtskari you need to call it by phone at least one day in advance. Phone to the vessel is +358 40 717 3455. As the vessel is small, remember to tell if you have a bicycle with you. M/S Karolina is free of charge.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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Most of the major Brändö islands are connected to each other by bridges or causeways. To reach the separate islands there are smaller ferries. See the [https://www.alandstrafiken.ax/en/timetables timetables] between Åva-Jurmo and Torsholma-Lappo-Asterholma. Note that some arrivals need to be booked in advance.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
  
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*<see name="Brändö's church" alt="" address="Brändö village" directions="" phone="" url="https://www.kyrkor.ax/churches/brando-church/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Wooden church built 1898. Open from mid June to mid August weekdays.</see>
  
*<see name="Brändö's Church" alt="" address="Brändö by" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">a wooden cross church open weekdays in the summer.</see>
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*<see name="Archipelago Museum" alt="" address="Lappo island" directions="" phone="" url="https://www.lappo.net/skargardsmuseet/?lang=en" hours="" price="3.50€" lat="" long="">Old boats and fishing and hunting tools. There's also an blacksmith's workshop.</see>
===Itineraries===
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* There are nature trails in Torsholma, Lappo and Jurmo as well as an observation tower in Torsholma.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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*<do name="The island Jurmo" alt="" address="" directions="ferry from Åva" phone="+358 (0)40 506 4777" url="http://www.jurmo.ax/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">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.</do>
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== Buy ==
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* [http://www.brandoahl.ax/ Brändö Andelshandel] in Brändö village
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* Trixie's Shop in Brändö village. +358 (0)457 37 49643
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* Lappo Handelslag on Lappo island. +358 (0)18 56622
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* [http://www.jurmo.ax/butik.html Summershop Kvarnen] on Jurmo island
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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* [https://www.aland.travel/brando-en/accommodation/hotell-gullvivan.html Hotel & Restaurant Gullvivan] is relatively close to the Brändö village
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* [https://www.lappo.net/restaurang-galeasen/?lang=en Restaurang Galeasen] on the island Lappo
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* [http://www.jurmo.ax/cafe.html Cafe Kvarnen]
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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== Sleep ==
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Brändö:
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* [https://www.aland.travel/brando-en/accommodation/hotell-gullvivan.html Hotel Gullvivan]
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* [http://www2.visitaland.com/sv/stugby/1200501/ab-l%C3%A5ng%C3%B6ren-br%C3%A4nd%C3%B6/detaljer AB Langören]  (cottages)
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* [http://www2.visitaland.com/sv/stugby/1547945/granbergs-stugor-br%C3%A4nd%C3%B6/detaljer Granbergs Stugor] (cottages)
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* Husells stugor (cottages) in Torshoma. +358 (0)18 56168 and (0)457 5300968
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* Sandströms cottages and camping in Korsö. +358 18 56303
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Lappo island:
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* [https://www.lappo.net/pellas-pa-lappo/?lang=en Guesthouse Pellas]
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Asterholma:
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* Asterholma stugby (cottages). +358 (0)18 56629, (0)45 7548 3993
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Jurmo island:
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* [http://www.jurmo.ax/vandrarhem.html Jurmo Vandrarhem] [email protected] +358 40 50 64 777, also camping
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
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Beware of ticks.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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[[Kustavi]] in Finland. [[Kumlinge]] and [[Vårdö]] in Åland.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:48, 30 May 2019

Brändö is a municipality and a group of islands in the province of Åland, Finland.

Understand[edit]

Brändö islands are located north east from the main island of Åland, quite close to the Finnish mainland. The islands are located on a popular route from Finland to mainland Åland and the proximity of mainland Finland makes them a relatively easy destination for an archipelago trip.

There are about 450 permanent residents living on these islands. Due to their remote location Brändö islands are probably the last part of Åland archipelago being permanently inhabited. The earliest mention about Brändö is from the 16th century as a part of the Kumlinge parish.

Jurmo island is one of the major attractions in Brändö. Notice that there is another attractive island called Jurmo located in Turku archipelago.

Regions[edit]

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

Villages Lappo, Asterholma and Jurmo are located on separate islands and visiting them requires another ferry trip.

Talk[edit]

The municipality is unilingually Swedish speaking.

Get in[edit]

You can reach Brändö only by a ferry or by your own boat. Place for a car must be pre-booked to the ferries operated by Ålandstrafiken.

Ålandstrafiken: Norra linjen[edit]

Ferries operated by Ålandstrafiken[4] serves the Northern Line from Osnäs/Vuosnainen in Kustavi in the Finnish Mainland to the village of Åva (M/S Viggen) and from Hummelvik in Vårdö on the main island of Åland (M/S Alfågeln) to Lappo and to Torsholma. Both connections are operated several times a day. Ålandstrafiken is free of charge only for passengers. Bicycles, cars and motorbikes are subject to a fee.

Vuosnainen ferry jetty is accessible from Turku by bus at the weekends once a day.

Ferentes: the Houtskari route[edit]

There is a ferry connection by Ferentes[5] from Houtskär/Houtskari (mainland Finland) islands to Torsholma (M/S Karolina) jetty. The ferry has a timetable but visits some of the islands only by request. From Houtskari you need to call it by phone at least one day in advance. Phone to the vessel is +358 40 717 3455. As the vessel is small, remember to tell if you have a bicycle with you. M/S Karolina is free of charge.

Get around[edit]

Most of the major Brändö islands are connected to each other by bridges or causeways. To reach the separate islands there are smaller ferries. See the timetables between Åva-Jurmo and Torsholma-Lappo-Asterholma. Note that some arrivals need to be booked in advance.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Brändö's church, Brändö village, [1]. Wooden church built 1898. Open from mid June to mid August weekdays.  edit
  • Archipelago Museum, Lappo island, [2]. Old boats and fishing and hunting tools. There's also an blacksmith's workshop. 3.50€.  edit
  • There are nature trails in Torsholma, Lappo and Jurmo as well as an observation tower in Torsholma.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • 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.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Brändö:

Lappo island:

Asterholma:

  • Asterholma stugby (cottages). +358 (0)18 56629, (0)45 7548 3993

Jurmo island:

Stay safe[edit]

Beware of ticks.

Get out[edit]

Kustavi in Finland. Kumlinge and Vårdö in Åland.

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