Activities

 

During the summer, you can choose to swim from the rocks or pier, rent a boat to fish, or just to take a ride on the water. In the evening, it can be nice to sit down in our sauna and then take a dip. We have large lawns that are suitable for various activities and ball games.

 

Fishing and boat rental

We have access to some of Åland’s best fishing for pike and perch. You can rent a boat or go out fishing with one of Åland’s most respected fishing guide. You can furthermore buy various types of fishing permits at the hotel or by the restaurant.

What should however be taken into utmost consideration, is that guests who are interested in fishing respect the rules and guidelines that are set out for fishing in the local waters. These rules and guidelines have been put in place in order to protect the environment and fish stock. To find out more about the rules and regulations, please have a look at Åland Government’s general rules for fishing.

Good fishing does not happen by itself. As part of our way to protect our waters, we apply the following rules for fishing in our waters:

  • Do not infringe on other people’s sites, docks and swimming spots. Show respect to people and nature. Do not disturb nesting birds and other wildlife.
  • Please fish with barb-free hooks
  • Catch and release fishing is what all guests should adhere to
  • Trolling is prohibited.

A boat ramp is available at the hotel’s private harbour, as well as a fuelling point.

 

Golf

In less than 20 minutes by car you can reach the Åland Golf Club at Kastelholm, a popular resort with two 18-hole courses and a completely newly built short course. If you want, we can arrange a golf package with pre-booked tee times. We can also make an attractive package with both golf, accommodation, food and other activities according to your wishes.

 

Biking and Hiking

Åland is a lovely place for biking and hiking, with various tracks through picturesque settings. Tourist and cycling maps contain all the information that you would need. You can purchase such maps in bookstores in Mariehamn, or find them online on Åland Tourist information’s website.

 

Kayaking

Why not explore the waters around Bastö with some kayaking? Our water is perfect for Kayaking but even better if you have a destination. Why not kayak to the Båthuset. From Bastö, you can reach this picturesque place in approximately an hour. They have a café where you can relax, have some coffee/tea or a light lunch.  They cater guided tours for kajaking or salmon fishing in their small salmon lake. Kayaks can be rented for 2 hours for €20, and €50 for a day.

 

Tourist Attractions

Kastelholms castle, Bomarsunds fortress and Getabergen are just a few examples of attractions around Bastö that are worth a visit. Or why not exA visit to the” Fotografiska Museum” is also highly recommended, and it is situated only 5 minutes by car from Bastö Hotel. For more information about all tourist attractions on the island, please visit Visit Åland for more detailed information.