Föglö

Föglö is located near the main island of Åland. The journey to Mariehamn takes about an hour, including the ride with Åland navy’s newest ferry m / s Skarven that takes almost 30 minutes. The municipality has about 570 permanent residents, but in the summer the number is basically tripled.

Föglö’s nature is diverse. In addition to farmland and pine forests, there are also lush deciduous forests with oak and hazel stocks as well as a conglomeration of barren islets. Bird and wildlife is very rich in Föglö, including a dense tribe of sea eagles and the rare Apollo butterfly is abundant.

Business

Local residents are employedprimarily in industries such as fish farming and agriculture, shipping and service. An increasing number of residents commute to the main island, also available at a convenient distance due to favorable ferry connections. Office space available for rent and the archipelago office offers modern office space with the latest technology (fiber) for enterprises and remote workers at the Municipality-center in Degerby.

Accommodation

Townhouse apartments of varying sizes available to rent through Föglö Property Ltd and Sanda Property Ltd and partly from municipality. Planned land for housing, commercial buildings and light industry, partly with lake view, are in Degerby. Several residential areas are also planned in other parts of the municipality.

Service

The service is concentrated in Degerby, including store, post office, cafe, banks and schools. At our fine kindergartens you can usually get daycare spot directly. Föglö primary school covers grades 1-9 in purpose-built premises with a competent teaching staff. After-school offers afternoon activities. For eldercare we have care-home Annagården, operating in new and fresh facilities, rebuilt and extended in 2009.

Leisure

Within the municipality there are a number of active clubs and associations. Sports association FUIA arranges sports activities in various forms. A tennis court and a very well equipped gym are in Degerby and in the municipality there are two well-kept trails in the beautiful environment of observation towers and several fishing license areas for recreational fishing. Residents may use the outer archipelago of islands at the Rant as leisure area. The municipality rents out leisure boat moorings. An important focal point is the well-stocked library. A diverse selection of children’s and youth activities and cultural events are also offered.

Brändö

Brändö municipality has around 500 inhabitants and we are looking to increase that. Our municipality consists of as many as 1200 islands and islets. The knowledge that our children are surrounded by beauty and peace of mind makes us who live here thrive.

We have good connections with the mainland and it takes just under two hours to travel to Turku. Along with the Kumlinge municipality, we have an ultra-fast fiber network. Share your experiences and receive what we have to offer.

Business

Brändö islanders work mainly in shipping, the municipality, the post office, the fish farming industry, tourism and construction. There is potential for self-employment, particularly in tourism. Looking ahead, we believe that several entrepreneurs will be working remotely. Realize your plans here and now. Establish yourself on Brändö.

Accommodation

In Brändö we live in detached houses or semi-detached. In the municipality there are also many rental houses and apartments. In the village Baggholma there are vacant single-family house lots on a planned area close to the sea. The municipality can help with the purchase of property for year-round living.

Service

During the day, children under school age play and socialize with other children in the municipality’s relatively newly renovated and spacious kindergarten. The municipality offers free kindergarten taxis. Our completely renovated primary school in Brändö village has room for 80 students. The municipal service building Solkulla welcomes seniors who need care. Health care is available around the clock.

Leisure

Brändö village has activities for all ages. Anyone who wants to can play sports all year round in Brändös newly built gymnasium, for example together with Brändö IK. Brändö gymnasium (with a court of 28x16m + social facilities such as sauna, etc.) there is room for volleyball, badminton, tennis, etc. but also conferences and seminars. In the same building as the school you will find the municipality’s princely library.