Åland - Turku (Åbo)

Discussion in 'Europe' started by tagesk, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    I've heard that instead of taking the ferry Stockholm - Turku I can instead take Kapellskär - Åland.
    Then from there, I can ride and take normal ferries to get to the mainland.

    Is this true?
    And, if so, how long time does it take, and what does it cost?

    (We'll depart from Pisa, then visit friends in Turku, Rovaniemi, Muonio, Tromsø, (pop up to Nordkapp, maybe), Bodø, Trondheim, Kristiansund, Bergen, and finally in Farsund. Then back by means of Hirtshals to Pisa)

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  2. Capo Sakke

    Capo Sakke Don't rock the boat

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    It's true. You can go from Kapelskär strait to Naantali (Nådendal) 12km from Turku or Kapelskär - Mariehamn.

    From Åland you can take small connection boats trough archipelago to mainland near Turku.
    From Åland to Turku that will take one day and it's bit more expensive than normal ferry because there has been to much traffic on summer time.
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  3. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    Thank you very much.
    If I can't figure it out I'll be back to this thread.

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  4. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    From what I understand:

    • Ride from Mariehamn to Hummelvik.
    • Take Norra Linjen to Torsholma on Brandø (sorry, don't have the correct umlaut on this keyboard)
    • Ride to Åva
    • Ferry from Åva to Kustavi
    • Ride accross the island
    • Take a ferry not named on Google Maps (Road 192)
    • Then on to Turku.
    Is this correct?
    Better (cheaper / faster/ nicer) alternatives?


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  5. Capo Sakke

    Capo Sakke Don't rock the boat

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    That should work and it's nice. Hope that weather will be sunny.
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  6. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    I´ve taken the "norra linjen" couple of times.

    First time boat(overnight on the boat) from Stockholm to Mariehamn
    Second time via Grisslehamn to Eckerö-Mariehamn.

    From Åland there are then four ferrys.
    1. Cableferry to Vårdö, free, about 10 minutes
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    2. Hummelvik to Brändö, Cost about 15 euro, almost 3 hours
    Makes some stops on isles.
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    3. Brändö to Osnäs, if you take the ferry wrong time at the day, it costs up to about 40 euro. If you overnight on the Brändö isle, you show your overnightreceipt and the ferry is free. about 45 minutes
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    4. Cableferry Vartsalaferry, free, about 10 minutes
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    About the costs: you can take the "norra or södra linjen" and you can also cross the isles. As you already noticed above, the costs depends very much on overnight on the isles or not.
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  7. Stromius

    Stromius Adventurer

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  8. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    Capa Superiore della Famiglia has, more or less, decided that instead of Pisa - Tallin - Turku we'll do Pisa - Malmø - Stockholm - Turku.
    So it seems we'll be doing the islands.


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  9. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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  10. Riivari

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    I suppose that you have had a look at the timetables and the pricelist allready.Anyhow,here is the url to the homepage of the ferrycompany that handles the traffic between mainland Finland and Main Island of Åland,via the smaller Islands.
    http://www.alandstrafiken.ax/

    I'v done the southern and north routes several times (on motorbike,bike,car) and can recommend them if you want to see something more of the beautiful archepelago of Åland.I can see from your postings that you are a friend of good food (and coffee).Why not spend a day on some island and enjoy the local food?

    I prefer to take the ferry from Kapellskär to Eckerö to get to the main island of Åland.It's a 2 hours trip.Then you have 25km to Mariehamn if you want to visit the adminstrative center of Åland.

    http://www.eckerolinjen.se/sv/default.aspx

    Please be aware the the smaller ferrys can be quite crowded in the summer.The best way is to book in advance but normally an (extra) motorbike can allways be squeezed in.You can also call the crew of the ferryboat and check if there is space for a additional bike.Phonenumbers can be found in the timetables.

    Ha en trevlig resa!

    Let me know if you need any assistance during your trip in Finland.

    We have gardens in Finland,too........
    Pm me and you will get further contact details.
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  11. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    We depart from Pisa tomorrow (Tuesday).
    A dedicated thread has been set up for the Pisa - Nordkapp - Pisa journey.
    If all goes according to pla, we'll pass through Åland Saturday.

    Hope to see you!

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