Käringsund Resort & Conference is the perfect place for both large groups and small families that want to have comfortable accommodation with nearby activities. Within walking distance you will find Eckeröhallen and Åland Curling, so you can easily move between your cottage and your activity. Here are just a few of all the activities you can access from Käringsund:
Each year there are a few soccer cups on Åland, where Alandia Cup is one of the largest ones. You will have a good nights sleep in Käringsund, and wake up to a large lawn next to the cottages where you can warm up and practice techniques, or take a short walk to Eckeröhallen that contains a full size artificial turf pitch (101 x 62 m) . With only a 30 minute busride, you will fast and easily travel to Mariehamn where the cup takes place.
In Eckeröhallen there is also a 2000 m² mobile floor with Tarkett Omnisport Elite sport mat. The floor is suitable for most ballgames like for example handball, floorball, volleyball and badminton.
The mobile floor contains for example:
One full size floorball pitch (20x40 m)
Two full size handball pitches (20x40 m)
Track & Field
Eckeröhallen also contains a jump and throwing area (70 x 15 m) where you have the possibilities to do long jump, high jump, sprints, triple jump, ha tresteg, shot put and discus throw. There is also four 110 meter running tracks. All the track and field floors consists of 13 mm Sprintan SW.
In our own area, there is a tennis court that you can rent, and if you don't bring your own equipment you can rent that too. With a short trip for about 35 km you will find Bollhalla. It is a very nice tennis hall with three inside courts (plexipave) and three badminton courts. There is also changing rooms and a club room, ping-pong table, kitchen etc. Outside the hall, you can also find two gravel courts that belong to the club, and they are open for renting from the middle of May to the middle of September.
In idrottsparken that you can find in the centre of Mariehamn, there are three plexipave courts that are open from May until October. Nearby there are many other activities including two soccer pitches with artificial turf, track & field area, ice hall, and an outdoor gym.
During the winter of 2019, the construction of a new padel court begun in Käringsund. It will be finished by the summer season of 2020. Padel is usually played between two player pairs. The serve has to be an underhand serve, and a ball that hits the surrounding walls is still in play after a bounce, just like in squash. The court is built like a miniature tennis court, (10x20 m), separated by a net. You are most welcome to visit us and give it a try this summer!
If you love golf, there are two good alternatives on Åland. Only 6 km from Käringsund Resort, you will find Eckerö Golf. The course is alongside the Eckerö main road and consists of 18 new holes in a beautiful environment. The course is lined with lots of trees and greenery, and all the sand traps and ponds make the course both interesting and challenging.
If you prefer golf in a historic setting with a view of an old castle, and with beautiful nature all around, the Ålands Golfklubb is barely 40 km drive away. With the two 18 hole courses, Slottsbanan and Kungsbanan, and the bonus course Prinsessan you have many options. During 2019 the Slottsbanan course has been renovated and is planned to open during the summer of 2020.
We have a modern course in a good condition, where large groups yearly comes to play their tournaments. Among families, this is a very popular activity, especially since you can enjoy an icecream from our kiosk during the game.
At Käringsund Resort, we have an 18 x 40 m pétanque court with a hard underlay. Our court is very popular among our yearly returning pétanque clubs, and they keep their members active during their tournaments. In Eckeröhallen you can also play pétanque during the winter or when there’s bad weather outside.
You can both have long exercise runs on trial- or racer bike on our well maintenanced country roads, or go for a ride with your family on small, charming gravel roads in beautiful nature. We also have a brand new, 3 km long MTB-track in fairly easy forest terrain that we think will be well visited by our guests! If you don’t want to bring your own bike, you can of course rent your bike from us. We have road bikes, MTB-bikes, regular bikes and kids bikes.
Running, hiking and orienteering
We have over 1000 km of roads on the Åland islands, and large forested areas with lovely trails and paths where you can move around freely, so you will have plenty of options and routes! We will help you to find a rout or trail suitable for you. Every year, there are many competitions and events, where most have their base camp in Käringsund Resort. You can read more about those events here!
If you like open water swimming, there are lots of great areas where you can train. We also have introduction classes in Käringsund Resort. If you prefer to swim in a pool, you can visit Ålands Idrottscenter in Godby or Mariebad in Mariehamn.
The Åland islands consists of over more than 6500 islands and islets, with beautiful bays, lakes, open sea and limitless places to explore! If you want to run a training camp or just enjoy the mindfulness on the sea, we will gladly help you tailor your activities. We also have kayaks, canoes and sup-boards for rent. If you are a larger group, we prefer if you contact us and make a reservation, so we can make sure that we have enough equipment for you.
Our kayaks for children are also very popular during the summer time.
There are of course many other different types of sports, halls and possibilities on Åland, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help to find an activity suitable for you!