The archipelago is a uniquely beautiful and magical place. Your ferry boat glides across the water between innumerable small rocky islands, some covered in a small forest, others home to a little house. The tree in this scene -- at the departure point for the free public Ålandstrafiken ferries from the Finnish mainland -- seemed almost bonsai-like to me. . .
Åland 🇦🇽is an autonomous Swedish-speaking region within Finland, which encompasses much of the vast archipelago between Sweden and Finland. It's truly a magical landscape mixing land and water. When I first visited Åland I took the free ferries from the Finnish mainland and stopped in many small places along he way. Here's a view of the Åland countryside on the way to its capital, Mariehamn. . .