JURMO – THE ISLAND OF COWS AND SEA BIRDS
Package type: 2 days
For whom: individuals
Services included: B&B
Type of transport: individual transfer + public ferry
Address: sea chart 779 / 60° 31,5′ 21° 4,5′
Distance from the capital: Mariehamn 123km (5h 30min), Helsinki 255km (6h). There are ferry connections on the route.
Host: Marieanne Karlström
T.: +358 40 50 64 777
The small island Jurmo in Åland’s north-eastern archipelago has 44 inhabitants and is a place for relaxed holidays. Jurmo’s specialty is the long-haired and handsome horned Highland cattle from Scotland, which by grazing on the island, help in keeping the landscape open and beautiful. The animals are kept outdoors all year round and the beef meat can be bought at the Butik Kvarnen summer store and can also be ordered in advance.
Marieanne Karlström and Leif Lundberg will host visitors arriving in Jurmo and will talk about living and working on the island, while local nature guide Jukka will talk about the sea.
There is no scheduled programme for activities on the island. The island stay offers a relaxed 2-day holiday in a peaceful environment admiring the local landscapes and life. Guests can enjoy the pure archipelago food, stay in a quiet hostel, walk in the open air and enjoy the surroundings, watch seabirds with local nature guide Jukka, take a boat out on the sea and watch the sunset or fish, go on a picnic, relax, take in the sounds from the sea and enjoy the maritime lifestyle.