Posters: Vintage Reprints: Medium: 50x70 cm
The Archipelago Route
- Tita Gestranius
- Originally published
- 50 × 70 cm
- Product Code
This is Poster de Luxe! It belongs to our Custom Print series and will be printed individually for you. A certificate with a stamp showing the print date and the printer’s signature is included. The latest printing technique with its 12-color system guarantee that the luminosity and fullness of the colour scheme are outstanding, and the poster will last for many generations. The poster is printed on high quality FSC certified matte paper and will be delivered in our stylish Come to Finland poster tube.
About the artwork
This poster was desgined to market the first ferry between Finland and Sweden able to take cars onboard. Viking Line started this route going from Galtby in the Finnish archipelago passing via the Åland islands and then on to a small harbour in Sweden.
Nowadays Viking Line runs from Turku, Naantali or Helsinki mainly to Stockholm (via the Åland islands).
But the trip to and from Galtby on the island of Korpo was a long one, there were no bridges at that time. That’s why Viking Line at this stage marketed the Archipelago-route to Galtby as the big adventure, not the ferry to Sweden.
Today the Archipelago Route (Saaristotie-Skärgårdsvägen) is a very popular travel destination for cyclists and motor tourists. And the archipelago is just perfect for kayaking and sailing. For Finns this is a very popular area to have that red-painted summer cottage.
The area is traditionally Swedish-speaking, that’s why all the signs are bilingual, with Swedish still mostly being the majority language.