The Åland Islands Åland is a demilitarised, Swedish-speaking autonomous region of Finland. Here are some interesting tidbits about Åland: Åland has its own parliament (Ålands lagting) and government (Ålands landskapsregering) Mariehamn – the one and only town – is the the ‘capital’ of Åland. Swedish is the only official language in Åland. Åland has its own coat of arms, flag, anthem, stamps, license plates, and top level domain (.ax). For more about Åland check the Wikipedia page.