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

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.


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.


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.


Restaurants at most accommodations. See Sleep below.



Postal code: AX-22270 Eckerö

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