Package type: half day
For whom: individuals or groups up to 20 people
Services included: guided tour in the apple orchard
Duration of the programme: 3 hours
Type of transport: own car or hire a bike from hotel Brudhäll
Address: Österbygge, 22730 Kökar, Åland, Finland
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: Siv and Peder Blomsterlund
T.: +358 407 362 498 (Siv)
Finland’s southernmost apple orchard with about 1200 trees is at Kökar in the Åland archipelago. The farm is located in Österbygge, about 2 km from the main road.
Peders Aplagård is today a two-family company, started in 2006, but Peder has grown apples on the farm since 1985. The many hours of sunshine on the beautiful island produce sweet and tasty apples.
A farm shop with a café, Aplaboden sells the farm’s apple-based products, locally produced honey, handicrafts and other small and good things from various food craftsmen. The café recommends the Åland pancake à la Aplaboden and other good homemade cakes with coffee. The visit can be combined with an overnight stay at Brudhäll hotel in Karlby village www.brudhall.com .