Vårdö vapen


Things to do



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Vårdö is the part of the archipelago that is most accessible from mainland Åland with just five minutes of travel by ferry from Sund. Vårdö has about 450 inhabitants and is the perfect place to visit for people with an interest in history. Here you can visit the Åland school museum, the historical homesteads Erkas and Seffers as well as Lasse Eriksson's maritime museum, as well as the home of novelist Anni Blomqvist and Wennström's country store. During the Wednesday evenings of sunny June all historical sights are open for visitors, making those days perfect for visiting Vårdö.

Many people visit Vårdö to experience the adventure and nature with kayaking. Sandösund Camping resort is the hub of kayaking in the archipelago and offers rentals as well as guided tours with overnight stays in nature.

Vårdö is an excellent destination for bike trips. Here you can find the longest bridge in Åland, which spans 300 m between Töftö and Vargata. Many people start their biking holidays through the Åland archipelago in Vårdö.

🚲 Bike tours

Boat houses in Vårdö
Boat houses in Vårdö Picture: Folke Nettelblad Vårdö medieval church Kayaking in Sandösund Island ferry to Vårdö Road in Simskäla View in Simskäla

Directions to Vårdö

Directions from Eckerö

Buses depart to Mariehamn from Berghamn where the Eckerö Linjen ships arrive from Sweden. The bus takes 40 minutes.

Directions from Mariehamn

Buses depart from the bus lot next to the city library, going to Vårdö. The trip takes about 40 minutes.

🚌 Bus Mariehamn - Vårdö

Directions from Kumlinge & Brändö

Ferries on the Northern Line go from Torsholma in Brändö to Hummelvik in Vårdö, stopping in Kumlinge on the way.

🚢 Ferry Schedules