Wednesday, 6 February 2013


One of the many pleasures of the internet is 'discovery'. You know how it is, you look for something that leads you somewhere else and then bingo a happy discovery. In this case the Aland Islands. Never come across them before, but when looking at my blog stats, low and behold someone from the islands regularly takes a squiz at my blog musings. How fab.

The peeps there are Swedish speaking but actually Finnish by nationality. I love that, they already sound like my kinda mixed up people.

Needless to say I'm now desperate to visit. One traveller writing for the Telegraph described their experience on the island as an Enid Blyton holiday, right up my strasse.

You can rent dear little cottages that have their own saunas and smoke houses, or stay somewhere really swanky like Havs Vidden.

These super sleek holiday houses are perched on the cliffs at the northern tip of the main island. There are over 6000 islands that make up the Aland (pronounced Awe-land) archipelago.

I so want to visit an archipelago.

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  1. I used to have a pen-friend who had a Summer cottage on Aland..looks like a wonderful place! Lizzie

  2. Perhaps that's where Sarah Lund is now...