Mariehamn offers free parking in the town centre

Mariehamn, often called the world’s smallest metropolis, is the administrative center of Åland hosting the Parliament and Government and several official authorities. In the lush, small-scale town you also find the headquarters of the big, internationally known Åland companies, the hospital, the concert- and congresshall and many hotels, restaurants and shops.

But above all Mariehamn is the heart of the strong maritime heritage of Åland as well as of today's viable passenger shipping and lively leisure boat tourism.

On both sides of the narrow isthmus you find two harbours with the main port of the islands, two important marinas and the charming Maritime Quarters, home for traditional boats.

Here are also the world class Maritime Museum with Tall Ship Pommern, the Maritime Safety Center and the Government’s maritime education.

Therefore, it may not be particularly difficult to understand that Mariehamn has been chosen as one of the participating ports when the majestic Tall Ships Race returns to the Baltic Sea in 2021. Following the decision to cancel The Tall Ships Races 2021 they return to Mariehamn 24-27 of july 2024.

Watch the Tall ships race 2021 Mariehamn promotion video here

Watch the Tall ships race 2024 Mariehamn promotion video here

Our town welcomes film productions, says Barbara Heinonen, Mayor in Mariehamn.

We are focused on helping producers as far as possible for example, by offering free parking arrangements in the City center.

Contact +358 18 5310 or

Read here on Visit Ålands page about strolling around Mariehamn

Film and aerials by Peter Sjöberg/ . Please visit his homepage for a stunning virtual tour around Mariehamn. 

Watch the virtual tour around Mariehamn here


Photo: Peter Sjöberg/
Photo: Peter Sjöberg/
Photo: Titte Törnroth

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