Package type: 2 days
For whom: individuals / groups (min. 1–max. 11 pers.)
Services included: participation in sheep farm work, overnight with breakfast
Type of transport: individual transfer / own car, bike, ferry
Address: Munkvervan 22730, Kökar Åland
Distance from the capital: Mariehamn 83 km, Helsinki 281 km
How to get there: Ferry from Finland Pargas (2.5h) or Långnäs mainland Åland (2.5h).
Hosts: Joel Sundström
T.: +358 40 7352858
“Antons” is a sheep farm and a B&B on Kökar island. The name “Antons” comes from the farm’s founder Anton Fagerström who was a fisherman and built a home for his family back in 1920. Now the third generation, Anton’s grandchildren, live here. The little guest house with cosy rooms is situated in an old village not far from the sea.
Joel Sundström took over the family business, running the B&B and now he is also a sheep farmer. The family has two holiday apartments for rent, a total of 5 rooms with 11 beds that they rent out all year round. All rooms have access to the kitchen, WC, shower and sauna and are non-smoking. Visitors are attracted by the changes of nature, the starry sky and the silence. From the balcony, guests can watch the sheep and listen to the birds during the summer months.
The hosts Daniela Hellström and Joel Sundström welcome guests with open arms to show around their sheep farm and let them try out some simple farm tasks. Guests can spend two days with an overnight at the farm’s guest house enjoying the rural lifestyle by choosing activities they like including (when available):
- Visit Åland sheep, cats and dogs on the farm, help out with some farm work.
- Visit grandmother Sylvia’s herb garden.
- Go bird watching, guests can even start their bird watching from the steps of the guest house since the most valuable places to observe the bird migration are actually close by.
- Sail to the hard-to-reach skerries in Kökar’s outermost archipelago in a rough-sailing rigged boat called “Tjutt-tjutt”. The captain is an experienced sailor with good knowledge of the archipelago, its history and nature.