Route description

The Archipelago Trail route description

Open May 15th - August 30th 2020 Length: 250km Ferries: 8-9 Recommended time: 2-5 days

Get the most out of your visit to the Finnish Archipelago - Explore The Archipelago Trail! Shiny yellow car ferries and smaller blue and white passenger ferries, fantastic views from bridges and causeways, cute red wooden buildings, marinas brimming with sailing boats, these are all memories you will take home from The Archipelago Trail. The sea is never far away in one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos. You will visit most of the major islands in the archipelago. Each island has its own special charm. The route meanders through historic villages where you can find plenty of things to do during the summer. There are many hotels, guesthouses, and restaurants open throughout the year so you can easily plan a visit outside of the main summer season. The ferry between Houtskär and Iniö only operates from mid-May to the end of August; the other ferries operate all year round.


Route description is being updated!

Ferry timetables

All ferries along the Archipelago Trail are free of charge, except one. M/S Antonia operates between Houtskär and Iniö and is the only chargeable ferry on this route. This ferry only has a few departures a day so you should take a look at the timetable when planning your trip. (If you're travelling the Small Archipelago Trail M/S Östern is also a chargeable ferry.)

Usually all the yellow ferries are free of charge.

Timetables for ferries are found here:

Hybrid ferry Elektra between Pargas and Nagu

Signs on the route

The Archipelago Trail has signs along the route. The signs have a brown background with the Archipelago Trail logo on top of it. The logo looks like the sun here on the right.