Ten thousand years ago, the land began to rise from the bed of the Baltic Sea, gradually giving birth to the Åland Islands – a glorious archipelago of nearly 6500 skerries, desolate rocks and islands of which only about eighty are inhabited.
Today, this little piece of Paradise of unspoiled nature and fresh air located at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia – a Swedish-speaking region of Finland – is considered to be one of the most under rated travel destinations in the world, remaining barely known for the travelers from outside Sweden and Finland. In fact, a mere mention of the Archipelago causes quite surprise among our friends. Even for myself, I realized my ignorance, it was only until a few years ago when I knew more about faraway places such as Seychelles or Bahamas – at least I could point their location on the map, but I had no clue about Åland.
Our journey is truly a journey of discovery on our very own doorsteps.