The Åland Islands (Finnish:Ahvenanmaa) are a huge bunch of sometimes really small islands between Finland and Sweden. As all roads are really small, a good spot for hitchhiking is never difficult to find. The city buses in Mariehamn are for free. The short range ferries (on which you easily can find a lift to the next one) are for free as well for foot passengers.
How to get there
From Turku, you can also try to hitch-hike via the archipelago. You can get a map of the archipelago and the ferries at the tourist info in Turku.
According to alandstrafiken.ax, there are two possible ways from the big islands of Åland to islands with a street connection to the finish mainland via ferry for free (pay only for vehicles):
- North: Hummelvik − Kumlinge, Brändö − Osnäs
- South: Långnäs − Sottunga − Galtby