Mariehamn was founded in 1861 while Åland and Finland were part of the great Russian Empire. Mary, consort of Czar Alexander II in Russia, gave the city her name.
Tall Ships Races 2024
During these six weeks, the competitions will visit Klaipeda, Helsinki, Tallinn, Mariehamn and Szczecin…
We are delighted that the Tall Ships Race is coming to the Baltic Sea again!
When Finland declared independence from Russia in 1917, the Ålanders feared for their Swedish language and culture and mobilized for a reunion with Sweden. However, it took many years before Åland got its official flag.