The Sites Of The Aland Islands Represented On An Attractive Resin Fridge Magnet
A group of approximately six thousand five hundred islands and skerries, the Alands are an autonomous region of Finland. They have their own government and the population is mainly Swedish speaking. Ninety per cent of this population lives on Fasta Aland or ‘main island’. Only approximately three hundred of the islands are inhabitable and of those only approximately eighty have people living on them. The islands are situated close to the entrance to Stockholm harbour and the majority of their economy is dependent on shipping. Another contributor to the economy is tourism with many sights to see as depicted on this attractive resin fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts.
Visiting The Aland Islands
Aland is not all about scenery and tradition; the Rockoff Festival takes place each year and attracts forty thousand visitors over nine days. The festival brings rock to the whole town of Mariehamn. The programme for the event covers many genres of Swedish music with artists such as Jeena and her Sweethearts and Zara Larsson. It is not all about music either, with fun for everyone. There is a Funland for children with games and bouncy castles. For anyone in search of refreshment there is a restaurant on site with view s of the main stage.
There is no shortage of places to stay in Aland with cottages and cabins popular with visitors who like the freedom of catering for themselves. In summer they are full of families and couples whereas at other times of year there are many fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts. Whatever time of year it is Aland is a place of beautiful features as captured on our resin fridge magnet.