The Hermas archipelago homestead on Enklinge is the last old farm complex in the Åland archipelago to still be completely preserved. The homestead is made up of some twenty buildings, including a farmhouse, cottage for summer use, farm-hands’ quarters, two granaries, gateway-cum-shed, stable, sheep shed, privy, barn for leaf fodder, hay barn, cattle shed, mill, cellar, pigsty and smoke sauna. Some of the buildings are detached while others are not. The buildings are made from hewn square timber and partly covered with weatherboarding.
Walking among these buildings, where many of the furnishings are still in place, the visitor is transported back in time to a way of life much as it was some 100 years ago.
The people who lived at Hermas were fishermen who kept livestock and farmed the land to meet their own needs. Any financial profit, however, came from fishing, in particular that of Baltic herring. One tried to keep as self-subsistent a household as possible, in that almost everything from food, clothes and bed linen to tools was produced on the farm.
Opening Hours 2017:
June 12 – August 13
Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Midsummer Eve 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visits beyond the regular opening hours may be booked according to agreement at +358 40 55 95 562