The Bomarsund Fortress was a huge fortress and unfortunately only the ruins are all thats left of it. There is a nice path on top of the ruins and it goes all around the ruins, both sizes of the... more »
I saw the ruins without first knowing its history and was quite surprised by the structure's polygonal segments which are found nowhere else on Åland. Thankfully there are well-written signs... more »
There was a huge naval bombardment of this Russian fort during the Crimean War. Whatever was left was blown up with huge amounts of gunpowder, leaving few clues behind. Some of the structures have been partially reconstructed to give the visitor a sense of the immense scale of this installation. It is set in a beautiful place and is worth a visit! There is good bus service from Mariehamn and there is a cafe nearby for refreshments.
Not much left of the fortress but an interesting info plaque and a stunning scenery. Has a kiosk and a café nearby.
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