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You can turn to your municipality to ask if there is any rental accommodation available. (list of municipalities). Please note that it can take a long time to get an apartment, as there might be a waiting list. You should sign up and register for the accommodation waiting list as soon as possible. If you reside in Mariehamn, you should contact Marstad (public property company).

More contacts and information about accommodation, landlords and estate agents are available (in Swedish) on:

You can also ask your employer if they might be able to help you.


Real estate and land ownership on Åland is regulated and usually requires so-called right of domicile in Åland. To obtain this you need to be a Finnish citizen, have lived in the islands for five years and have an adequate knowledge of Swedish.
However, there are still possibilities to buy property even if you do not have right of domicile in Åland, if the property is part of planned area.

For more information, please see the section Facts about Åland.

The right of domicile is a requirement for the right to own or be in possession of real property in Åland, but it does not prevent people from settling in Åland.
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