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Not to be confused with Ekerö, the archipelago in Swedish lake Mälaren.

Eckerö is a scattered village and an island, regarded as part of mainland Åland. It is the port for the Eckerö Line, the shortest crossing from Sweden.

Get in[edit]

By Eckerö Line from Grisslehamn, Norrtälje. The shortest and cheapest ferry route from Sweden to Åland, two hours (note time zone change) two to three times daily (5€ for an adult, 10€ for a car).

Ålands hav, the sea between Eckerö and Sweden, is narrow enough for nearly any vessel on a nice day.

By bus from Mariehamn, line 1, €4.40.

Get around[edit]


Eckerö Mail and Customs House.
A boat crew of the yearly rowing and sailing competition honouring villagers with duty of mail transport over the sea, winter as well as summer.
  • Eckerö post- och tullhus (postal office and museum), Storby, AX-22270 Eckerö +358 40 1799 715, e-mail: . The post and customs house of 1828, by Ludvig Engel and Carlo Bassi, is hugely oversize for the village, as it was built as a symbol of the Russian empire at the main mail route to Sweden. The building also hosts artists in residence.
  • Hunting and Fishing Museum.


In summer this is almost a beach resort for Ålanders and has a holiday feeling, and a traditional beach style atmosphere. Tip: hire a canoe and paddle to some islands.






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