Friday, August 2, 2013


         My postcard for the Weekend theme...Reflections on water...see more at Connections to the World...

...My second written and stamped card from Aland... beautiful scenery... Åland's archipelago is one of the largest in the world...must be paradise for nature lovers!! Thanks a lot Leila!! ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

The Åland islands are located in the northern part of the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland. Åland is an autonomous region of Finland and it consists of more than 6.700 islands. The archipelago is largely made up of coastal rock slopes and heather moorland, and has large areas of pine forests, about nine per cent of Åland is arable land.

Åland Islands is one of three autonomous Nordic territories (the Faroe Islands, Greenland). One third of the population lives in the capital, Mariehamn.

It has its own flag, has issued its own postage stamps since 1984, runs its own police force, and is a member of the Nordic Council. The current population of 28,000 live on only 65 islands. Over 40 per cent live in the only town and capital Mariehamn. The official language is Swedish.


Scenery - Jomala (Seas, lakes & rivers)
(Issued 28-09-2011)


  1. One of the first Postcrossing postcards I received was from Åland. I have been wishing to visit these islands since. Your postcard just makes me dream!

  2. The islands have always fascinated me too, both the stamp and card look so perfectly peaceful.

    1. Joy (and everyone!), let me recommend you a blog about postcards and islands:

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! I've never heard of Aland before!