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, 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. Stormskär's Guesthouse welcomes groups all year for seal safaris, guided fishing adventures, traditional bird hunting and deer hunting.
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 begin their biking holidays through the archipelago in Vårdö.
How to get 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.
Directions from Kumlinge & Brändö
Ferries on the Northern Line go from Torsholma in Brändö to Hummelvik in Vårdö, stopping in Kumlinge on the way.
Vårdö K-Mart: +358 18 47 617
Fuel: Vårdö K-Mart
Boman's Taxi: +358 400 892 142
Vårdö Archipelago Taxi: +358 407 415 672
Katarina's Taxi: +358 400 605 831