Mariahamn, Åland Archipelago, Finland
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 29 May 2022

Mariahamn, Åland Archipelago, Finland, 5/29/2022, National Geographic Explorer

  • Aboard the National Geographic Explorer
  • Europe & British Isles

After a morning of cruising calm seas and a presentation on the amazing geologic history of the Baltic, we entered the Åland Archipelago just before lunch. We made our way to our berth in the center of the lovely small city of Mariahamn. The world-famous Pommern was tied up to the same wharf immediately ahead of our ship. This four-masted, barquentine windjammer was exquisitely gorgeous. The beautifully restored ship is now the centerpiece of an excellent maritime museum, which was our destination for the afternoon. After touring the museum with a docent and wandering the decks of the Pommern to our heart’s content, we returned to the ship for a hosted tasting of four fine beers from the local Stallhagen Brewery.

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