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NATURE

SERVICES

CULTURE

EVENTS

VAASA

REGION COVER

THE SEA PASSION ENERGY 2020


World Heritage Site › p. 24 A must-see for everyone who lives in Vaasa or visits the region! Nature, traditional islander culture, entertainment and, at the heart of it all, the sea. #kvarken #unesco

Strömsö › p. 32 Strömsö really exists and it is located in Vaasa. Do you know what Finns mean when they say “It didn’t go like in Strömsö”? #strömsö #visitvaasa

Umeå–Vaasa 4 h

Bock’s Corner › p. 47 Work&pleasure. After a meeting, enjoy delicious food and a bottle of Helmi cider @bockscornerbrewery. This is a venue whose events are worth travelling a long way for. #bocks #visitvaasa

Tropiclandia Spa › p. 18

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Vaasa is the sunniest city in Finland, but the winters do get dark. Fortunately, we have Tropiclandia, where it is a balmy 30 degrees Celsius every day. #tropiclandia #visitvaasa

Max Jansson, Visit Vaasa

Float on the surface or take a deep dive Experience the Vaasa region your way Marketing the Vaasa region is what I do for a living, so I’m often asked to recommend destinations in the area. As a native of the Vaasa region and a tourism professional, I am naturally very familiar with what the region has to offer. It’s easy to recommend the region as a travel destination because it has so much to offer. Nevertheless, giving tips that suit personal preferences takes a bit more thinking, and it also helps to know the visitor’s background. How long will you stay? What time of the year are you coming? Do you like nature, city life or both? Do you want to get around by walking, riding a bicycle or driving a car? The purpose of this magazine is to make it easy

for you to find the most interesting ways of experiencing the Vaasa region. This magazine invites you to visit Vaasa, provides inspiration for planning your trip and also includes information to help with your practical arrangements. I have highlighted a number of attractions and interesting events on the map on the right. Select the best picks for your visit and choose your own way of experiencing the Vaasa region. For more tips, read the rest of this brochure and visit our website. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep an eye on our hottest travel tips throughout the year. The Vaasa region is easy to enjoy whether you come from near or far, for a short visit or a longer stay. We look forward to seeing you!

P.s. To find out the story behind this photo, check out the YouTube video at www.vaasa.fi/samova


VALSÖRARNA ISLANDS

Kokkola 1 h 15 min

WORLD HERITAGE SITE SALTKARET

SVEDJEHAMN

MICKELSÖRARNA ISLANDS

PowerPark › p. 40 At PowerPark Funland, your mission is simple: have fun! #PowerPark #visitvaasa

REPLOT BRIDGE

Oravais battlefield › p. 63 Did you know that Oravais in Vörå was the site of a decisive battle in the Finnish War? Come hear fascinating historical stories, enjoy some Soldier’s Soup for lunch and eat Adlercreutz’s Chocolate Balls for dessert. #oravais #visitvaasa

Korsholm

Vörå

Isokyrö

Vaasa BERGÖ

FERRY

Laihia

Malax

Bergö

Korsnäs

Kyrö Distillery Company › p. 63 Have you tasted the World’s Best Gin? The story of this distillery is one of my all-time favourites. #kyrödistillery #visitvaasa

Bergö is an island in the Kvarken Archipelago. Navigate your boat to the island’s guest harbour located at 62°58’30”N, 021°10’21”E or get there by taking the traditional ferry. #visitvaasa #bergö

Ähtäri Zoo › p. 65 Only 48 giant pandas have been placed outside China. Ähtäri is home to two of them. #ähtärizoo #visitvaasa

Korsnäs Vicarage Museum › p. 63 Travel back in time to the late 1800s! This house is full of stories of life in a vicarage and the historical styles and trends of years gone by. Also check out the school museum in the attic! #korsnäs

Stinginess Week Laihia’s famous frugality is now more topical than ever. We look forward to seeing you! #laihia

Närpes Tomato carnival › p. 66 Did you know that 60% of Finland’s tomatoes are grown in Närpes? The tomato carnival is all about flavour, local food and a fun atmosphere.#närpes #tomatkarnevalen #visitvaasa

Tampere 3 h

Pori 2 h 3


Strรถmsรถ

10 km from Vaasa market square Strรถmsรถ is the name of a TV show and a villa in Vaasa. The area and its beach is a favourite among local residents and tourists.

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A central point on the map The Vaasa region is easy to reach Vaasa is a well-connected city that is easy to reach from near and far. The airport is only 10 minutes away from central Vaasa, and the railway station is located right in the city centre. A daily ferry between the Swedish city of UmeĂĽ and Vaasa gives you the opportunity to experience two countries and two cities in one day!

UmeĂĽ Vaasa ca. 4 h

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Follow us #visitvaasa www.visitvaasa.fi visitvaasa

Everything is near On foot

In the city centre of Vaasa, you can find a wide range of experiences just around the corner. Walk around the city to enjoy the best services as well as activities along the coastal route. www.vaasa.fi/en/on-foot

By bicycle

Rent a bicycle to explore the city beyond the central business district. A bicycle ride to Strömsö makes for a nice day trip, and a tour of the surrounding municipalities offers plenty to see over several days. Magnificent nature and pleasant countryside are surprisingly near. www.vaasa.fi/en/bikerental

By car

Need a car? Go on a day trip to the largest amusement park in Northern Europe or visit the pandas in Ähtäri Zoo. There is so much to see within a two-hour drive from Vaasa. www.vaasa.fi/en/carhire

Public transport

www.vaasa.fi/en/public-transport

Taxi

www.taksivaasa.fi/en

wasaline.com/en

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Wasaline takes you across the Kvarken strait every day Two countries, two cities and the beautiful Kvarken Archipelago in between. Wasaline carries hundreds of passengers between Umeå and Vaasa every day with its ferry M/S Wasa Express offering a variety of restaurants and events. The special ambience attracts people onboard the ferry over and over again. The secret behind the unique atmosphere is a combination of the best parts of the Finnish and the Swedish culture with an international twist.

Shopping is another essential part of the Ferry trip. It’s always fun to make great finds in the shop on board. In addition to the usual perfumes, sweets and cosmetics, there are also other interesting and surprising products for sale — and of course gifts and souvenirs. The cruise programme on board is inspired by both sides of the Kvarken. Enjoy a daytime dance with live music and guest artists or belt out your favourite song at the karaoke.

One way to feel the atmosphere is to learn more about the delicious food served in the restaurants on board. The delicious, highquality ingredients carefully selected by the chefs come from local producers on both sides of the Kvarken and are served in the à la carte restaurant, café and the Archipelago Buffet. The seafood delicacies served as starters are the highlight of the entire voyage for many people, while others are delighted by the wide range of desserts offered. The beautiful scenery of the Kvarken Archipelago makes every meal a one of-a-kind experience.

For children, the sea voyage in itself is a memorable experience. There are daily children’s programme on board at the ship mascot Wenni is on hand to delight young passengers during the summer season. The panoramic windows are great for spotting idyllic lighthouse islands along the route while the sun deck is a perfect place on sunny days to wave at boats passing by. If the children get tired of the scenery spotting, the playroom on deck 7 is worth a visit or play a fun Air Hockey tournament with the family outside the playroom. At the end, the nearly 4-hour cruise will feel much too short!!

Checklist for your sea voyage Spot a white-tailed eagle from the ship’s windows Give Wenni the mascot a big hug Taste the local delicacies of the Kvarken area Ask the bartender to recommend a cocktail Find out what kind of an animal Wenni is

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For information on schedules, programme details and special themes, please visit www.wasaline.com/en E-mail: info@wasaline.com Finland +358 20 771 6810 Sweden +46 90 185 200 nlcferry wasaline_ferry


The sea, energy & passion

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There’s a lot going on in the Vaasa region all year round May

20–24 May

June

Vaasa Choir Festival, Vaasa

4 June Garden evening at Strömsö, Vaasa 12 June Festivilla, Vaasa 13 June Rockperry ReLoad, Vaasa 13 June Fishery Day, Vaasa 19–20 June Lisää Löylyä Festival, Vaasa 27 June Postrodden rowing event, Björköby, Korsholm

July

August

6 August Night of the Arts, Vaasa 6–8 August Vaasa Festival, Vaasa 7–9 August 18th Century Market, Isokyrö 7–9 August Vaasan Marssi walking event, Vaasa 15–16 August Toughest, Vörå 22 August Kyrö Fest, Isokyrö

September

11–12 September Baltic herring and whitefish market, Vaasa

2–4 July Tomato carnival, Närpes These are just a few examples of the events 3–5 July Wasa Football Cup, Vaasa taking place in the Vaasa region in 2020. For 25 July Botniacykling cycling event, Vörå more events, please visit www.vaasa.fi/en/ 29 July– events/ 5 August Korsholm Music Festival, Vaasa/Korsholm

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Is that a pike or a perch on the hook? Finland’s best place for local fishing 2019 In the Vaasa region, you can go fishing close to the city centre or further out in the archipelago. A lot of effort has been put into the quality of the fisheries and the catches are usually excellent. Perch is the most likely fish to take your bait, but pike and zander are also abundant. Vaasa was recognised as the best place for local fishing in Finland in 2019, proving what the locals already know: the opportunities for urban fishing are second to none!

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Examples of great spots for urban fishing in Vaasa include Vaskiluoto, Palosaari and Sundom. There’s also a newly built fishing pier in Onkilahti that is accessible for people with physical disabilities. Pack your gear and hit the local fishing spots. They are easy to reach by bicycle and on foot. www.vaasa.fi/en/fishing


Fishermen’s village The outer islands of the Kvarken Archipelago offer fishing enthusiasts great catches and breathtaking scenery. Point the bow of your boat towards the port of Svedjehamn and enjoy the natural beauty of the archipelago. The best fishing waters are found around small islands and rocky islets. You can also visit the old fishing port of Bodbackan, which was used to carry mail across the Kvarken strait to Umeå some 100 years ago. The outermost group of islands, Valsörarna, is only about 10 nautical miles from Sweden.

The table is set

Visiting the restaurants and local food shop in Vaasa’s Kalaranta is an easy way to sample the region’s seafood delicacies. Fresh locally caught fish is always available. At the House of Fishing, you can also find fishing-related information and learn about the fishing industry in Ostrobothnia. An especially good time to visit the Kalaranta is Fishery Day in June. The event is organised a stone’s throw away in Sisäsatama.

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A short distance from everywhere Explore the local area by foot or go for a drive? In the Vaasa region everything is near, so going from one mood and experience to another is quick and convenient. Plan your dream day for the family and choose your mode of transport accordingly.

Day trip destinations The Kvarken Archipelago — a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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PowerPark

Cross the Replot Bridge and explore the archipelago’s idyllic villages, local food, nature trails, the sea and the wonders of nature. Visit the domestic animal farm at the Aava Kerttu homestead or take a lighthouse tour.

The largest amusement park in the Nordic region has more than 40 rides, indoor karting, Imagine Nation and much more. Distance from Vaasa: approx. 80 km. › page 40

Experience the flavours of the archipelago in restaurants along the way. Try the salmon soup at Salteriet or the perch at Arken. Distance from Vaasa: approx. 35 km. › page 49

The animals at the oldest natural environment zoo in Finland enjoy spacious and natural living conditions. Distance from Vaasa: approx. 160 km. › page 65

Ähtäri Zoo — meet the pandas!


Ostrobothnian Museum and Terranova

Camping site Minigolf

Wasa Up climbing gym

Guest harbour

Ice swimming

Seglis Zip Adventure Park

Hietasaari

Beach

Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art

Strampen

Hovioikeudenpuisto park City centre Jaeger Statue Eagle Monument

Faros Restaurant Ship House of Fishing

Tropiclandia Spa

Kalaranta park

Beach Räätälinsaari

A day around town on foot or by bicycle

Vankilanranta

Lehmuspuisto park

The shore is only a few blocks from the city centre of Vaasa. The 3-kilometre coastal route offers plenty to do for a day or even several days.

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Is Vaasa at its summertime best? Go on a picnic in Räätälinsaari or find your favourite among the city’s many beaches.

Indoor swimming pool

Is it raining? Visit the Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art or enjoy the views from one of the restaurants on the shore.

Looking for adventure? Try climbing at Zip Adventure Park or go down a waterslide at Tropiclandia.

Do you love the sea? Rent a SUP board or join a cruise around the archipelago.

Enjoying the outdoors on a crisp winter’s day? You may be able to ski, walk or skate on the ice. Always look up the local news on ice conditions first.

Kustaanlinna park Beach

Hietalahti park and Villa Sandviken


Replot Bridge 17 km from Vaasa market square

Spending time with loved ones is what a holiday is all about. The sea and the archipelago provide a wonderful setting for a family vacation.


Welcome to Paradise Island! What do you think of when you hear the words “paradise island”? Brightness, warmth, relaxing together, a tropical climate and playing in the water. In Vaasa, you can find a tropical ambience all year round. Tropiclandia Spa is located on Paradise Island, very close to the centre of Vaasa. It’s easy to reach by car or bicycle or by foot. With the temperature set at above 30 degrees Celsius, you can enjoy the warmth of the tropics any time of the year. In the summer, you can also spend time in the outdoor water park.

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The slides and pools have warm water and the sun deck offers a beautiful view of the sea. You can easily spend an entire day in Tropiclandia, so you’ll want to take an occasional break to refuel. The pool bar serves refreshing beverages and tasty snacks. There is also a restaurant with larger meals on the menu. On hot summer days, the sun deck is a big favourite among the visitors — at least the adults. Children might choose to go down Freefall or Surfing Hill one more time instead.


What’s the best thing about Tropiclandia? The Lahdenperä family lives in Vaasa and visits Tropiclandia almost every week, so they know the place very well. Katja Lahdenperä says it’s easy to spend time at Tropiclandia with children of various ages. “This has become a way for our family to spend time together. The kids always look forward to coming here,” she says. The older brothers, Veeti and Atte, splash around the deep end or frolic in the waves created by the wave machine. Their younger

brother Eetu prefers the shallow pool for now, but he is already dreaming of his turn on the exciting water slides. Occasionally, the whole family relaxes in a whirlpool or sauna. Katja’s recommendation for first-timers is to take their time, see what the park has to offer and, for example, take a refreshing dip in the cold water pool or challenge yourself by swimming against the stream in the artificial river.

Top Camping

Sweet dreams by the sea Top Camping Vaasa is an excellent accommodation option for visitors who want to be centrally located by the sea. The camping site has cottages as well as places for caravans, motorhomes and tents. During the summer season, the Lilliputti train runs between the city centre, Tropiclandia and Top Camping, making all of the services easy to reach.

www.tropiclandia.fi/en www.tropiclandia.fi/topcamping/en info.tropiclandia@puuhagroup.com +358 20 796 1300 Tropiclandia 19


Speak the language of culture Stage presence Today’s theatre culture in the Vaasa region is more diverse than ever. The performances at Vaasa City Theatre consist of a familiar combination of classics, musicals and children’s theatre. Wasa Theatre recently reopened after an extensive renovation project, making the venue even more impressive than before. Language is no obstacle to enjoying the theatre — subtitling means many of the performances are available in Finnish as well as Swedish. There are also performances in English organised by Ritz Vaasa and others. Please refer to the event calendar for programme details and summer theatre performances. www.vaasa.fi/en/events

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Local stories The vibrant history of architecture emanates from the buildings in Vaasa’s city centre and there are fantastic cultural attractions full of exciting stories. Experience the city by walking in the footsteps of architects from different periods or jump into the world of the cultural influencers of the past. Guided walking tours and self-directed tours are available.

Checklist for cultural attractions Museums

Gigs

Art galleries

Cinema

Concerts

Library

www.vaasa.fi/en/culture

A short walk to bed The hotels in the city centre are within walking distance of the city’s museums, theatres, galleries and other cultural attractions. You can enjoy the city well into the night, knowing that a good night’s sleep is just around the corner. There are accommodation options to suit all preferences and budgets. More information: www.vaasa.fi/en/hotels-vaasa


Finland’s only Natural Heritage Site invites you for an adventure

Three tips for an adventure in the archipelago 1. Valsörarna islands leave

a long-lasting impression! Experience the stunning nature, learn about the islands’ fascinating history and see the red lighthouse that resembles the Eiffel Tower. Day cruises to the islands are organised during the summer season and guided tours are also available. 22

2. Svedjehamn on Björkö has

something for everyone: climb up the Saltkaret observation tower for a great view of the unique moraine landscape, hike on the nature trails and take a break on the shore to eat a packed lunch. Rent a bicycle and reward yourself with a meal at the seaside restaurant.

3. In Molpe

you can rent a kayak or join a guided trip. Kayaking is a lovely way to experience the World Heritage Site up close, right on the sea. Molpe is a paradise for active people who love the sea and nature.


Did you know that the landscape you’re looking at wasn’t the same a century ago? The unique Kvarken Archipelago is Finland’s only Natural Heritage Site on the international UNESCO World Heritage List. In the Kvarken Archipelago, the freshness of island nature, the atmosphere of idyllic villages and the rising rocky landscape are present everywhere. You can’t find anything like it anywhere else! There’s a lot to see and do in the area. You can explore on your own or join a guided tour.

At the World Heritage Gateway visitor centre, you can find tips on various places to see, which makes it a good starting point for a visit to the Kvarken Archipelago. The Gateway has information on the local attractions and hiking trails as well as summertime events, cruises and excursions. You should also check out the exhibitions at the Gateway. The World Heritage Gateway is located next to the Replot Bridge.

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

Info tel. +358 50 3466 200 info@kvarken.fi www.kvarkenworldheritage.fi Kvarkens skärgård Merenkurkun saaristo

World Heritage Gateway

Replotvägen 2, Replot (Korsholm) June, July and August daily 10–18 May and September weekdays 10–16 At other times, the World Heritage Gateway is open by agreement


A landscape shaped by the sea and ice The land rises at a world record rate at this UNESCO World Heritage Site The Kvarken Archipelago is Finland’s only Natural Heritage Site on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The land area in the archipelago increases at a rate of one square kilometre per year, which corresponds to more than 150 football fields. The current landscape was shaped during the previous Ice Age, when the enormous ice sheet that covered Northern Europe pushed the land down by about a kilometre.

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Follow the path of the Ice Age Nature trails by the sea, duckboards across a nature reserve or an art trail in an urban setting? The diverse nature in the Vaasa region has something for everyone. There are hiking trails in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and elsewhere in the region. Choose your route from the options below or look for information on other options online at www.vaasa.fi/en/naturetrail

Edvin’s trail 1.3 km, Vaasa • easy • you can see approximately 150 works of art by Edvin Hevonkoski along this trail • playground and barbecue area

Västerö hiking trail 3–12 km, Vörå/Maxmo • challenging in places • Relics from the Finnish Civil War era, land uplift forest and seashores • Two wilderness huts for overnight use as well as toilets, barbecue areas and a beach

Bodvattnet trail 4 km, Korsholm/Svedjehamn • A trail surrounded by De Geer moraines and the beautiful scenery of the old Bodback fishing port. Suitable for the whole family • 20-metre Saltkaret observation tower, composting toilet and a campfire spot with firewood The easiest way to explore the World Heritage Site is to head over to Replot, which is located in Korsholm, 25 km from the centre of Vaasa. Cross Finland’s longest bridge and you will be at the World Heritage Site. To find the Saltkaret observation tower shown in the photo, set your destination as Svedjehamn in Björköby.

Levaneva nature reserve trail 13 km, Laihia • easy, features one of the longest sets of duckboards in Finland • a dream destination for birdspotters, full of the tranquillity of nature • birdwatching tower, dry toilets and several lean-tos along the trail


The sea is always an experience The Kvarken Archipelago is an exciting labyrinth of thousands of islands Some of the many stunning spots are only accessible by kayak, canoe or SUP board. Imagine how nimbly you can navigate shallow bays, between De Geer moraines and past giant glacial erratics. If you paddle quietly, you might even spot some of the local wildlife, such as a white-tailed eagle, whooper swan, Eurasian otter or seal. Experienced open-sea kayakers can explore the lighthouse islands in the outer archipelago, such as the Valsรถrarna islands. www.vaasa.fi/en/canoeing

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62°58’4”, 21°29’1” Navigate to Åminne Åminne in Malax is easy to reach by boat or car. There are also places for caravans. The jumping platform invites you to test your courage and the beach is a great spot for a picnic. The restaurant serves up delicious meals and the minigolf course invites the whole family to enjoy a bit of friendly competition. Åminne Folkpark is a venue where many unforgettable summer memories have been created. The entertainment and culture programme, with singalongs and dancing to live music, represents the festive summer culture of Swedish-speaking Finns at its finest. www.aminnefolkpark.fi/

A sour treasure of the coast Sea buckthorn is a superfood that grows naturally on the Ostrobothnian coast. Try sea buckthorn products at the local restaurants or buy some to take home with you.

Fall asleep to the sounds of the sea If you want to spend time close to nature, cottage or camping site accommodations are the right choice for you. There are various options around the region to suit all preferences and budgets. www.vaasa.fi/en/stay

Photo: Esa Siltaloppi


Where the captain comes to relax Tim Sparv spends a lot of his free time in the Vaasa archipelago Tim Sparv, the captain of the Finnish national football team, is from Oravais near Vaasa. The team captivated the nation by qualifying for the Euro 2020 tournament for the first time in the history of Finnish football. Tim believes in the power of team spirit on and off the pitch. Supporting youth football and other children’s sports is important to him. He has already donated two artificial turf pitches to the Vaasa region, which are free to use by the public.

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“In Vaasa, you have easy access to all of the services of the city, and you can reach your summer cottage by boat in less than half an hour.”

The best things about Vaasa

The archipelago “I have a summer cottage on Kuusisaari island. It’s where I go to relax. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to spend as much time there lately as I’d like to. The archipelago is something everyone should experience!”

Nightlife “On the rare occasion that I get to go out with my friends, the bars and restaurants in Vaasa are always a good time. I have spent a lot of fun nights at Office Sports Bar with like-minded people. It has an excellent vibe. You can’t beat the combination of sports, bad jokes and sea buckthorn shots.”

Ice swimming “The ice swimming club Vaasan Pingviinit has a sauna and ice swimming dock in Hietasaari. It’s an opportunity to go ice swimming in a fantastic environment and meet many different kinds of people. It’s just great!”

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Hietasaari

1 km from Vaasa market square Ice swimming is super healthy. In Vaasa, you can do it very close to the city centre.


Life is supposed to be easy Just like in Strömsö Strömsö is a popular lifestyle show on TV. The first episode aired in 2002 and it has been the most popular show on Svenska Yle, the Swedish unit of Finland’s national broadcaster, since the beginning, making Strömsö a familiar setting for millions of Finns. The show is also aired in Sweden and Norway. Over the years, it has become a widely known symbol of creativity throughout the country. The hosts, Elin Skagersten-Ström and Jonas Sundström, show the viewers various household activities, such as cooking, crafts and gardening. Everything always goes comfortably according to plan on the show. It has even inspired the widely used saying “It didn’t go like in Strömsö”, which is something people say lightheartedly when things go wrong.

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Is Strömsö real? The idyllic villa that serves as the set of the TV show is located in Vaasa and was built in 1852. Guided tours of the villa are available, and reservations for group visits are also accepted. The area and its beach is a favourite among local residents and tourists. Strömsö is situated in Västervik, about 10 kilometres from the centre of Vaasa. Always open to visitors, the area is a fine destination for a family bicycle trip in the summer. You can also get to the villa by car or a local Vaasa city bus. www.vaasa.fi/en/public-transport Information on guided tours and group visits is available online at: www.vaasa.fi/en/stromso-group-visit Strömsö is also used as the venue for various special theme days, so follow us on Yle Areena and Instagram for more details.

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“The secret behind Strömsö’s success is creativity, which emerges from the combination of practical skills and the joy of doing things together.”


Big enough, but nice and compact An energetic day in the city Vaasa’s size makes it perfect for shopping. It’s big enough to have a sufficient selection for you, regardless of whether you prefer specialty shops, flea markets, retail chains or shopping centres. At the same time, it is small enough that you can easily experience it all in one visit. Thanks to the city’s idyllic cafés and over 100 restaurants, you’ll want to linger for a while when you take breaks from shopping.

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If you’re interested in second-hand items, you should check out the many flea markets near the city centre. My favourites include the SPR Finnish Red Cross flea market, Comboliina and Toivon Tähti.

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Fish chocolate? Yes please! Are you adventurous enough to try the exciting flavour combinations of Taiga Chocolate?

This tin lantern is an example of local craftsmanship. Its traditions can be traced back to the Middle Ages.

ESPEN

REWELL

www.espenshopping.fi

www.rewellcenter.fi/en

Espen is the newest shopping centre in Vaasa. It combines shopping, restaurants, cafés and entertainment services under one beautiful roof.

Rewell is the largest shopping centre in Ostrobothnia. It offers diverse shopping opportunities, services and events in the heart of Vaasa.

SPECIALTY SHOPS

Personalised experiences, local products and carefully curated collections for special occasions and daily use. www.vaasa.fi/en/shopping-vaasa

LOFTET

EVENTS

MINIMOSSEN

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www.vaasa.fi/en/events/

www.stormossen.fi/en/minimossen/

Taito Shop Loftet sells interior design products, clothing, apparel and Vaasa-themed products that make great souvenirs. Visit Konsulinnan Kahvihuone for lunch or a cup of coffee in a historical milieu.

Keep an eye on the Vaasa events calendar for information on the major shopping events in the region. Yard sale events and the Rompetori summertime Sunday flea market at the market square are very popular.

Minimossen is a gallery that sells recycled products. The products get a new lease of life by being sold by Minimossen’s entrepreneurs. Some of the products are fixed up, others are sold in the condition they were recycled in.


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The Rewell shopping centre is celebrating a milestone anniversary Rewell, the best-known shopping centre in Vaasa, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Over the years, it has become a landmark thanks to its restaurants, services, shopping opportunities and events. Located in the heart of the city, next to the market square, the shopping centre is easy to reach. The vicinity of the Toriparkki car park has also helped Rewell maintain its popularity year after year. A central location and easy accessibility alone are not enough in the competitive world of retail. The secret behind Rewell’s continued success lies in its continuous development and the way it stays up to date with the trends of the retail industry.

A parade of brands

The shopping centre is an interesting mix of specialty shops, retail chain outlets and various service providers. Quality-conscious customers can find a great selection of popular brands, such as Minna Parikka, Tiger of Sweden, Efva Attling, Clinique and many other high-quality brands of fashion, cosmetics and jewellery. By maintaining a selection that follows the latest trends,

Rewell’s retail chains and independent entrepreneurs create a youthful and always evolving atmosphere. The shopping centre also offers great culinary experiences all through the day. From pizza to sushi, vegan food to meat and mocktails to specialty coffees, you can find everything you need to satisfy your hunger and thirst.

Events and history

The shopping centre will mark its milestone anniversary by organising various events. In autumn 2020, it will host a fascinating photo exhibition to shed light on its origins. The shopping centre’s roots can actually be traced back all the way to the early 1960s, when the shopping centre was built according to designs drawn up by the internationally renowned architect Viljo Revell. The ideas presented in the original concept drawings of covering the entire block were finally realised in 1990, when the Rewell Center went through a complete transformation and had a glass roof built over it. Ever since then, it has served as a centre for events and shopping and a living room for local residents and visitors alike.

Rewell in brief Over 50 shops

Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21, Ylätori, Vaasa

More than 10 restaurants and cafés

www.rewellcenter.fi/en

Approximately 4 million customers annually About 25 major events and several smaller events all year round

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Meetings you will remember Many of the region’s major events, conferences and business events attract visitors from near and far. The Vaasa region is known for its energy expertise. The annual Energy Week event, for example, attracts experts and company representatives from around the world. The energy and vitality that characterises the region is a constant source of innovation. This is also true of the Wasa Innovation Center, which is designed as a meeting place for experts representing various fields and industries. In a city where one in every five people you meet is a student, innovation also happens organically. Events organised by students bring together company representatives, students and other influencers in various fields. www.vaasa.fi/en/meetings

Did you know? Exports account for more than 80% of the activities of the region’s energy companies The city has a total hotel capacity exceeding 950 rooms There are plenty of meeting and event venues for various purposes in the region. The largest venues have an audience capacity in excess of 11,000 people.


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PowerPark – a land of fun and fairytales Did you know that in Ostrobothnia, in the flat landscape of Alahärmä, there is a land of fun where visitors have only one job: to have fun and experience thrills that will stay with them for a long time? The heart of PowerPark is the amusement park, with a wide range of rides to suit daredevils as well as those who prefer something a little less spine-tingling. Just walking around the amusement park is an experience in itself. You can go from the alleys of a small Italian town to an Austrianinspired Tyrolean milieu in the blink of an eye. A moment later, you can find yourself having lunch in a saloon in an American western town. While older children go from one ride to the

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next, younger children can spend some time in Rolly the Troll’s fairytale world, for example. “Diverse attractions, good restaurants and friendly staff,” says PowerPark Director Mikko Kiviluoma, listing the ingredients behind PowerPark’s success. “PowerPark is a fantastic family destination because we have something for visitors of all ages. Our Park Guardian service has also been well received by our customers. The Park Guardians are PowerPark employees who can accompany children on rides that they are unable to go on alone,” Kiviluoma explains.


TOP 3 rides Thunderbird Thunderbird is the pride of PowerPark and it holds up as a favourite among visitors year after year. Ranked as the world’s 10th best wooden roller coaster, Thunderbird offers an incredibly smooth ride through tight turns, hills and drops.

Booster The eight-seater Booster has earned a place among the most thrilling rides in Finland. With top speeds reaching up to 100 km per hour, the ride features a 40-metre axle with seating for four people at each end.

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Junker The most spine-tingling roller coaster in Northern Europe, Junker accelerates faster than an F1 car. After the initial acceleration, the Junker takes you on a gravity-defying climb rising nearly vertically to a height of 40 metres above the flatlands of Southern Ostrobothnia. The ride then drops through a tunnel under a pond and up again. A ride on the Junker will leave an impression on even the most daring roller coaster enthusiast.

info@powerpark.fi +358 10 3477 600 www.powerpark.fi/en powerpark huvivaltio_powerpark


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AMARILLO 53 ARKEN 49 BACCHUS/SVENSKA KLUBBEN 44 BANK FOOD & WINE 45 BERNY’S 49 BOCK’S 47 BOCK’S ERNST SALONGER 47 BRASSERIE & BAR FONDIS 46 BUTCHER & BANKER 53 CAFÉ & RESTAURANT SALTERIET 49 FAROS RESTAURANT SHIP & TERRACE 44 FRANS & NICOLE 51 GREENHOUSE RESTAURANT LINDS KÖK 48 JUKU VAASA 47 KOKOKANA 52

SERVICES

AMMATA SPA 60 AUKIA BRAND STORE 57 CAMPUS & RESTAURANT KUNGSGÅRDEN 60 EKOSOPPI 57 ESPEN - JOYFUL THINGS INSIDE! 56 EUROPCAR 60 SPA HOTEL HÄRMÄ 55 INGSVA RESOR 59 KARISMA 56 MARKET HALL 59 HOUSE OF CRAFTS LOFTET 57 LIISA KOSKI 56 ORAVAIS TRAFIK 59 GW GALLERIA SHOPPING CENTRE 58 REWELL CENTER 36 SAVILAHTI-TALO 60 STUDIO TICKET 59 TAPIO LAE OY 59 TORIPARKKI 25 YEARS 61 VAMK IS #BESTTIMEOFYOURLIFE 60 VERNADA JEWELLERY 55 WASALINE 8

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MINIMOSSEN 45 O SOLE MIO 48 PUB O’MALLEY’S 51 QVARKEN & WASKIA 46 RESTAURANT HEJM 45 ROSSO 52 RTC GRANHOLM’S FACTORY OUTLET 49 SEGLIS RESTAURANT 48 STEFAN’S STEAKHOUSE VAASA 47 STRAMPEN 44 SAARISTORAVINTOLA UKKOKARI 49 VENN 52 VILLA SANDVIKEN 53 WAZACA 51 ÅMINNE BAR & KITCHEN 48

ACTIVITIES

AAVA KERTTU ANIMAL FARM 63 BOTNIAHALLI 64 ELISA STADIUM 64 FLOATING SAUNA 62 KASKINEN 68 KORSNÄS VICARAGE MUSEUM 63 KVARKEN NATURE AND FISHING TOURS 62 FURIRBOSTÄLLET ORAVAIS BATTLEFIELD 63 KVARKENTURER 62 KYRÖ DISTILLERY COMPANY 63 KVARKEN ARCHIPELAGO WORLD HERITAGE SITE 22 JAKOBSTAD – A SMALL TOWN  WITH A BIG HEART 66 METEORIA IN SÖDERFJÄRDEN 62 PIRKANPOHJA  ARTS CENTRE: 15 ARTISTS 65 POWERPARK 40 ARCHIPELAGO TRIPS VESA HEINONEN 62 ARCHIPELAGO CRUISES 62 WELCOME TO NÄRPES 66 TROPICLANDIA 18 VAASA-MUSTASAARI GUIDES 62 VAASA AUTOMOBILE AND  MOTOR MUSEUM 64 VAASAN SÄHKÖ ARENA 64 VISIT KOKKOLA 72 WASA UP 67 ZIP ADVENTURE PARK 64 ÄHTÄRI ZOO 65

BJÖRKÖ CAMPING 55 EC HOSTEL 54 GREENSTAR HOTEL VAASA 54 HOTEL ASTOR 55 KALLE’S INN 55 KVARKEN GUESTHOUSE 54 ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL ROYAL VAASA 50 ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VAAKUNA VAASA 52 SCANDIC VAASA & SCANDIC WASKIA 46 WÄSTINN 54 ÅMINNE STUGBY 55

CULTURE

BRAGE OPEN AIR MUSEUM 49 VAASA WAR VETERAN MUSEUM 70 VAASA CITY MUSEUMS 70 VAASA CITY THEATRE 71 WASA THEATRE 71

EVENTS

CAFÉ KLEMETSGÅRDARNA 69 FOLKHÄLSAN 68 INTERNATIONAL WALKING FESTIVAL 68 KORSHOLM MUSIC FESTIVAL 69 FINNHORSE TROTTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 70 VAASA XXVIII CHOIR FESTIVAL 69 STUNDARS 69 TOTTESUND MANOR 69 VAASA FESTIVAL - MUSIC, FOOD & WINE 68


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BACCHUS/ SVENSKA KLUBBEN MON–FRI 10:30–15:00 RANTAKATU 4, VAASA

Buffet lunch in a historic milieu.

info@bacchus.fi +358 10 470 6200 www.bacchus.fi  /BacchusSvenskaKlubben

FAROS RESTAURANT SHIP & TERRACE BY THE SEA, FRESH AND LAID BACK OPEN APRIL–DECEMBER | SININENTIE 1, VAASA

Delicious food, live music and an amazing view of the sea. Great for the whole family. We look forward to seeing you! www.faros.fi +358 45 151 3007  /rsfaros

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STRAMPEN MON–FRI 11:00–22:00, SAT–SUN 12:00–22:00 RANTAKATU, SISÄSATAMA, VAASA

Restaurant Strampen is one of the oldest summer pavilions in Finland. The restaurant is open from April to December, serving lunch and à la carte dishes. www.strampen.com +358 41 451 4512  @trampenvasa


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RESTAURANT HEJM WELCOME TO VAASA’S NEW LIVING ROOM! SININEN TIE 1B, VAASA

We believe that a visit to a restaurant should be a rich experience. In addition to a warm and laid back environment, we focus on food that is prepared using traditional methods but a modern approach. We love working with local producers and you will find a lot of plant-based dishes on our menu, but also meat and fish. We want to offer something for everyone! info@restauranthejm.com +358 40 7732 176 www.restauranthejm.com   /Restaurant HEJM

BANK FOOD & WINE MON–SAT, OPEN FOR LUNCH ON WEEKDAYS HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 11, VAASA

The perfect setting for every occasion! Be sure to check out our wine bar Pocket!

MINIMOSSEN RECYCLING MALL TUE–FRI 10–18, SAT 11–15 MUURAHAISTIE 1, VAASA

The Minimossen recycling gallery is a treasure trove of lovingly restored unique items. We also have a café. www.bankandpocket.fi +358 10 321 0955  /BankVaasa

www.stormossen.fi/en/minimossen/ +358 10 320 7667  /minimossen

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QVARKEN & WASKIA

BRASSERIE & BAR FONDIS MON–THU 11–23, FRI 11–02, SAT 12–02

ROSTENINKATU 6 & LEMMENPOLKU 3, VAASA

HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 15, VAASA

Come enjoy Nordic flavours for lunch or dinner at our restaurants, or have a drink at the lobby bar. We promise to always make you feel welcome!

European style brasserie and all-day bar. Two summer terraces and live music. Sauna and meeting room facilities. Central location on the corner of the market square.

+358 6 357 8100/Vaasa +358 6 241 300 18/Waskia www.scandichotels.fi

www.fondis.fi +358 20 734 5400   /BrasserieBarFondis

SCANDIC VAASA & SCANDIC WASKIA ROSTENINKATU 6 & LEMMENPOLKU 3, VAASA

Idyllic Vaasa offers much to see and experience. Drop by for a coffee while shopping, attend a concert or head out to the unique Kvarken Archipelago. Scandic Hotels in Vaasa are located in the city centre or right outside it, by the sea. vaasa@scandichotels.com waskia@scandichotels.com +358 6 357 8100/Vaasa +358 6 241 300 18/Waskia www.scandichotels.fi

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STEFAN’S STEAKHOUSE VAASA

BOCK’S

BOCK’S ERNST SALONGER

TUE–THU 17-23, FRI 17-00, SAT 15-00

MON–SUN (SEE WEBSITE)

MON–SAT (SEE WEBSITE)

KAUPPAPUISTIKKO 15, VAASA

GERBYNTIE 16, VAASA

HIETASAARENKATU 7, VAASA

An easy-going evening restaurant – enjoy the best steaks in the city and a pleasant atmosphere!

An experience for the whole family: a brewery, restaurant and playground as well as conference and meeting facilities!

The legendary Ernst restaurant and bistro has a new look. Local flavours in the heart of the city!

www.ravintola.fi +358 100 5592  /Stefans-Steakhouse-Vaasa

www.bockscornerbrewery.com +358 50 377 7000  /bockscornerbrewery

www.ernstsalonger.fi +358 50 4774440  /ErnstSalonger

JUKU VAASA MON–FRI 10:30-21, SAT 11–21, SUN 12–20 HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 16, VAASA

Juku is a Japanese-style restaurant with sushi as well as hot dishes on the menu. There are two Juku restaurants: one in Seinäjoki and one in Vaasa. Our buffet is open until the afternoon, followed by meals from our comprehensive à la carte menu. You can also order a meal to go.

jukuvaasa@gmail.com +358 50 573 2236 www.ravintolajuku.fi  /Jukuvaasa

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GREENHOUSE RESTAURANT LINDS KÖK OPEN BY RESERVATION ALL YEAR ROUND BÄCKLIDVÄGEN 476, NÄRPES

You don’t have to get on a plane to experience the jungle and exciting flavours. At our greenhouse restaurant by Highway 8 in Närpes you will dine under tropical fruit trees. In 2016, Linds Kök represented Finland on a list of mustvisit European restaurants by Thrillist. We were also ranked among the 16 best restaurants in Finland by Lonely Planet in 2015. +358 40 510 8124 info@lindskok.fi www.lindskok.fi   /LindsKok

O SOLE MIO MON–FRI 11–21, SAT–SUN 12–21 PITKÄKATU 34, VAASA

Established in 1976, we are one of the oldest pizzerias in Finland. Come and enjoy good food and an authentic pizzeria atmosphere!

www.pizzeriaosolemio.fi +358 10 322 2040   /pizzeriaosolemiovaasa

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ÅMINNE BAR & KITCHEN

RESTAURANT SEGLIS

OPEN APRIL–OCTOBER

MAY–AUGUST

PAVILJONGVÄGEN 21, MALAX

NIEMELÄNTIE 14, VAASA

A charming location by the sea in Åminne. Lunch, à la carte, events, weddings – reservations accepted all year round.

An idyllic location at the yacht club.

www.aminnefolkpark.fi +358 45 105 7240  /aminnefolkpark

www.seglis.fi +358 10 320 3779  /RavintolaSeglis


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BERNY’S

SAARISTORAVINTOLA UKKOKARI

REPLOTVÄGEN 2, REPLOT

Welcome to Berny’s! Berny’s is located next to the Replot Bridge and is the gateway to Finland’s only Natural Heritage Site. We look after our guests and offer beautiful views of the archipelago with great food and service. www.berny.fi info@berny.fi  /Restaurang Bernys

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND UKKOKARI ISLAND, GERBY, VAASA

We offer restaurant and event services in the spirit of the archipelago all year round. Come enjoy yourself by the sea. www.ukkokari.fi +358 400 864 818  /Ukkokarioy

RTC GRANHOLM’S FACTORY OUTLET WEEKDAYS 8–15:30, SAT 10–14 VESTERÖ 1707, MAXMO

www.granholms.fi +358 6 345 5002  @granholmsfinland

CAFÉ & RESTAURANT SALTERIET DAILY 1 MAY–3 OCTOBER BJÖRKÖVÄGEN 1011, SVEDJEHAMN

A restaurant by the sea. Homemade pastries and dishes based on local ingredients. www.salteriet.fi +358 45 148 6677  /salteriet

ARKEN DAILY 1 MAY–

BRAGE OPEN AIR MUSEUM 24 JUNE–9 AUGUST WED–SUN 12–17 BRAGENKUJA 1, VAASA

KYLÄSATAMANTIE 194, REPLOT

Come see the new-look Arken restaurant and enjoy the flavours of the archipelago. The terrace offers great views of the beautiful scenery of Kvarken.

www.vasabrage.fi/english +358 44 012 7166  /Brages-friluftsmuseum

www.restaurantarken.fi +358 50 533 3765  /restaurantarkenfi

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ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL ROYAL VAASA HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 18, VAASA

A comfortable and relaxing stay in the heart of the city. At the Royal Vaasa, we provide an extensive, high-quality service experience for your entire stay. Take in the scenery overlooking the rooftops of the city and enjoy our sauna, for which we have been awarded the Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience certificate. Our restaurants Frans & Nicole, Wazaca and Pub O’Malley’s provide a great setting for every occasion. Let us make your stay unforgettable.

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royal.vaasa@sokoshotels.fi +358 20 1234 619 www.sokoshotels.fi/fi/ vaasa/original-sokoshotel-royal-vaasa  /royalvaasa


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FRANS & NICOLE HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 18, VAASA

The Frans & les Femmes bistros combine French cuisine and a sparkling zest for life in a charming, joyful manner. We welcome you to enjoy good company, atmosphere and flavours! Frans & Nicole provides a cosy and warm atmosphere. If you would like some privacy for your group, ask for Frans & Nicole’s meeting room.

www.raflaamo.fi/fi/vaasa/frans-nicole-vaasa +358 10 784 0010   /fransnicolevaasa

WAZACA

PUB O’MALLEY’S

HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 18, VAASA

HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 21, VAASA

We offer Mexican flavours and a relaxed atmosphere. We use only the freshest of ingredients, and our enticing flavours become more intense after every bite.

We are the place to meet friends and relax. Our extensive selection provides you with the opportunity to explore both local and international beer brands.

www.wazaca.fi +358 10 784 0010   /wazacavaasa

www.pubomalleys.fi +358 10 784 0010  /pubomalleys

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ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VAAKUNA VAASA REWELL CENTER 101, VAASA

We think of our hotel as a home whose doors are always open for you. Our themed rooms, diverse restaurants, a gym and excellent parking facilities await you.

sales.vaasa@sokoshotels.fi +358 20 780 8800 www.sokoshotels.fi   /vaakunavaasa

KOKOKANA

VENN

ROSSO

REWELL CENTER, 1ST FLOOR, VAASA

REWELL CENTER, GROUND FLOOR AND 1ST FLOOR

REWELL CENTER, 1ST FLOOR

At Kokokana, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner! Come check out our relaxed, cheerful and genuine atmosphere!

www.raflaamo.fi/fi/vaasa/ kokokana-vaasa +358 20780 88 70   /kokokanavaasa

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The charming and relaxed VENN is the perfect place to pop in for a drink when you need a break from shopping.

www.raflaamo.fi/VENNvaasa +358 20780 88 37   /vennvaasa

We are waiting for you and your friends at the authentically Italian Rosso. Come and enjoy our pizza and pasta dishes.

www.raflaamo.fi/fi/vaasa/rossovaasa +358 20780 88 30  /Rosso.Vaasa


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VILLA SANDVIKEN WWW.VILLASANDVIKEN.FI HIETALAHDENPUISTO, VAASA

Treat yourself to a unique culinary experience in the atmospheric Villa with its deep historical roots. We offer seasonal menus, high-quality dishes prepared with local ingredients and delicious pastries – with a laid-back twist!

myynti@villasandviken.fi +358 20780 88 50 www.villasandviken.fi  /villasandvikenvaasa

AMARILLO

BUTCHER & BANKER

VAASANPUISTIKKO 18 C, VAASA

VAASANPUISTIKKO 18 C, VAASA

The refreshing, friendly and energetic Amarillo brings together friends and new acquaintances. Our menu is full of fresh flavours and long-standing favourites.

You finally have a place where you can turn back the clock of boredom while enjoying great beers, drinks and live music.

www.raflaamo.fi/fi/vaasa/ amarillo-vaasa +358 20780 88 80  /Amarillo.Vaasa

www.raflaamo.fi/fi/vaasa/ butcher-banker-vaasa +358 20780 88 33   /butcherbankervaasa

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GREENSTAR HOTEL VAASA 24 H CHECK-IN MYLLYKATU 17, VAASA

A carbon-neutral hotel with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. The room rate is the same for 1–3 guests. Breakfast consisting of local and organic food and parking for an additional fee. Kitchen facilities and self-service ironing and laundry available. Solar panels, green district heating and green electricity. Energyefficient bathrooms, windows and lighting. Good transport links and charging stations for electric vehicles. vaasa@greenstar.fi +358 10 423 9393 www.greenstar.fi  /greenstarhotels

EC HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION ALL YEAR ROUND KORSHOLMANPUISTIKKO 2, VAASA

KVARKEN GUESTHOUSE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

www.efo.fi +358 40 5079613 hostel@efo.fi

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OPEN MARCH–NOVEMBER 2020 VÄSTERÖ 1587, MAXMO

Accommodation all year round.

Wästinn provides accommodation, food and malt sauna services for companies and private events.

www.merenkurkunmajatalo.fi +358 50 448 6790  /Merenkurkun majatalo

www.wastinn.fi +358 50 589 9724  /Wästinn & Cafe

RUDTRÄSKVÄGEN 6, BJÖRKÖBY

22 double rooms, en suite bathrooms, a large communal kitchen and meeting facilities. Close to the beach and city centre.

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KALLE’S INN

SPA HOTEL HÄRMÄ

BY RESERVATION

OPEN EVERY DAY!

KLOBBSKATVÄGEN 189, SÖDERUDDEN

VAASANTIE 22, YLIHÄRMÄ

There is only one place in the world like Kalle’s Inn. Are you ready for a unique experience?

A genuine spa hotel in the middle of Ostrobothnia! Great food and a spa, plenty of accommodation capacity right next to PowerPark!

www.kallesinn.com +358 10 231 1300  /kallesinn

www.harmankylpyla.fi +358 6 4831 600  /harmankylpyla

H Ä R MÄ N KYL PYL Ä

BJÖRKÖ CAMPING REPLOTVÄGEN 1089, BJÖRKÖBY

www.bjorkocamping.com +358 50 526 2300 bjorkocamping@elisanet.fi

ÅMINNE STUGBY ÅMINNEVÄGEN 409, MALAX

HOTEL ASTOR

www.aminnestugby.fi +358 6 365 1135

COME ENJOY PEACE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY ASEMAKATU 4, VAASA

The beautiful Hotel Astor is located in the centre of Vaasa, across from the railway station and travel centre, close to several tourist attractions. www.astorvaasa.fi astor@astorvaasa.fi +358 6 326 9111

VERNADA JEWELLERY HIGH-QUALITY LEATHER JEWELLERY KORSHOLM

www.vernada-puoti.fi +358 50 511 8896  /vernada-korut

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LIISA KOSKI

KARISMA

MON–FRI 10–17, SAT 11–14

MON–THU 10–18, FRI 10–19, SAT 10–16

KAUPPAPUISTIKKO 12, VAASA

HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 20, VAASA

A favourite among locals for the past 100 years! Premium coffees, teas, chocolates and delicious gifts.

A wide selection of Scandinavian clothing brands and accessories paired with knowledgeable service and great style tips.

www.liisakoski.com +358 50 501 7657   /LiisaKoski1917

www.karismavaasa.fi +358 6 312 5513   /karismavaasa

ESPEN – JOYFUL THINGS INSIDE! MON–FRI 8–21, SAT 8–18, SUN 11–18 HOVIOIKEUDENPUISTIKKO 16, VAASA

Espen – more than a shopping centre Welcome to Vaasa’s most pleasant meeting place in the heart of the city! Enjoy a unique atmosphere while making great finds in our shops, relax over a cup of coffee or a snack, or catch a film at the cinema. Espen is a cosy shopping centre where you can find a wide range of shops, entertainment, restaurants, cafés and services. We also organise events for all ages and provide indoor parking facilities for visitors. info@espenshopping.fi +358 40 184 9600 www.espenshopping.fi    /espenshopping

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AUKIA BRAND STORE MON–FRI 10–19, SAT 10–17 REWELL CENTER, VAASA

Welcome to Aukia! Fashion is our passion. Our selection includes Finnish and international clothing brands, shoes, accessories and lifestyle products for women and men. The products are selected with a focus on sustainability and quality. No visit to Ostrobothnia is complete without a visit to Aukia! Makia, Samsoe&Samsoe, Tiger of Sweden, Gant, Hilfiger, Boss, Billebeino & others.

info@aukia.fi +358 6 319 2252 www.aukia.fi  @aukiafi

EKOSOPPI MON–FRI 10–18, SAT 10–16 VAASANPUISTIKKO 20, VAASA

Established in 2007, Ekosoppi sells organic products. We have tea, coffee, chocolates and other delicious treats. We also stock a wide range of organic cosmetics, detergents and Ruskovilla products. www.ekosoppi.fi +358 44 321 5247  /Ekosoppi

HOUSE OF CRAFTS LOFTET MON–FRI 10–17, SAT 10–15 RAASTUVANKATU 28, VAASA

Loftet sells Finnish and Ostrobothnian crafts and design items. You can also enjoy lunch in an authentic setting at the Loftet restaurant. www.loftet.fi +358 6 318 5300   /loftetvaasa

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GW GALLERIA SHOPPING CENTRE MON–FRI 10-20, SAT 10-18, SUN 12-16 KIVIHAANTIE 14, VAASA

GW Galleria, a favourite among families with children, is located only five minutes from the centre of Vaasa, at the Kivihaka retail area. In GW Galleria, you can find Finnish design at the Iittala Outlet and enjoy the products of Aroma, which was once selected as the best bakery in Finland. The shopping centre’s wide selection includes clothing, interior design and gifts for the whole family. GW Galleria is easy to reach by taking bus #6 or by driving and taking advantage of free parking in Kivihaka. The furniture store Vepsäläinen and building materials store Byggmax are within walking distance. Follow us on social media and join our membership programme at www.gw-galleria.fi to be notified of events and campaigns by e-mail. We look forward to seeing you! We’re also open on Sundays.

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www.gwgalleria.fi www.vepsalainen.com www.byggmax.fi  /gwgalleria  @gw_galleria


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MARKET HALL

STUDIO TICKET

WEEKDAYS 8-18, SAT 9-15 VAASANPUISTIKKO 18, VAASA

REWELL CENTER, 2ND FLOOR, VAASA

We combine traditions with modern services and interesting new products. Come take a look. www.studioticket.fi +358 700 96 525 (€1/min + local network charge)  /studioticket

www.vaasankauppahalli.fi  /vaasankauppahalli.vasasaluhal

ORAVAIS TRAFIK AB

INGSVA RESOR

TAPIO LAE OY

MON–FRI 8:30–16:00

MON–FRI 9–16

ROSTENINKATU 8, VAASA

FOR A PERFECT JOURNEY!

INDUSTRIVÄGEN 1, KORSHOLM

ISOKYRÖ/VAASA/SEINÄJOKI

Group tours and charter bus services for 70 years! 15 buses and one taxi for groups of various sizes (8–65 seats).

Charter bus and travel agency services in Ostrobothnia. Tours in Finland and abroad.

Safe high-quality transport services for groups of all sizes. Come visit us at our office!

www.oravaistrafik.fi +358 6 318 4000   /oravaistrafik

www.ingsva.fi +358 20 743 4520 info@ingsva.fi

www.tapiolaeoy.com +358 400 864 393  /tapiolaeoy

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EUROPCAR

AMMATA SPA

EXPLORE THE VAASA REGION IN A RENTAL CAR

MON–SAT 10–20

SILMUKKATIE 21, VAASA

PITKÄKATU 61, VAASA

For example, a VW Golf or similar, delivered to the city centre or port, two days for €135.

Are your back and shoulders sore? Or do you just want to relax? We have three professional massage therapists to look after you.

www.europcar.fi +358 40 306 2833 vaasa@europcar.fi

Reservations: www.ammataspa.fi +358 50 328 2664  /ammataspa

SAVILAHTI-TALO RESTAURANT BY ADVANCE RESERVATION MERIKAARRONTIE 5, VÄHÄKYRÖ

A beautiful old school building in a charming historic milieu. Relax and enjoy homemade food and museums.

www.vahakyroseura.fi +358 45 650 5741 +358 50 541 1745

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CAMPUS & RESTAURANT KUNGSGÅRDEN

AN INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITYORIENTED UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES IN VAASA

KUNINKAANKARTANONTIE 30A, VAASA

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences offers programmes in technology, business and social and health care services (Finnish, English). www.vamk.fi vamk.ly/vlogi    /VAMKofficial

A modern campus where you can rent space for a meeting. Catering services are provided by Restaurant Kungsgården.

www.yrkesakademin.fi bokningar@sofuk.fi  /ya! Yrkesakademin I Österbotten


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TORIPARKKI 25 YEARS MON–FRI 7–21, SAT 7–18, SUN 10–18 ENTRANCES: KAUPPAPUISTIKKO 15 AND KAUPPAPUISTIKKO 10, VAASA

ToriParkki is a car park that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Park your car here for easy access to all of the services in the city centre.

www.toriparkki.fi  /VaasanToriparkki Control room 24 h +358 20 761 6300

ToriParkki in Vaasa is one of Finland’s largest indoor parking facilities, with space for 836 cars on two levels underneath the market square in central Vaasa. The car park is accessible from both the northbound and southbound lanes of Kauppapuistikko. We also have charging points for electric cars. Stop looking for a parking space and drive straight into ToriParkki. Parking your car doesn’t get any easier than this.

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KVARKENTURER

METEORIA IN SÖDERFJÄRDEN

REGULARLY SCHEDULED CRUISES TO THE VALSÖRARNA ISLANDS: TUE, THU & SAT, 23 JUNE–15 AUGUST 2020

1 JUNE–30 SEPTEMBER WED 18–20 & SUN 14–20, 1–31 JULY EVERY DAY 14–20 MARENINTIE 292, SUNDOM, VAASA

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site! Lighthouse cruises, fishing trips, meals and accommodation. Workplace activity days, companies and educational institutions. Hiking trail Björköby–Panike.

Find fascinating and educational experiences at this professional visitor’s centre in the middle of a world unique meteorite impact crater that is 520 million years old! Meteoria is located 10 kilometres south of Vaasa.

www.kvarkenturer.fi +358 50 355 3924

Book online for a visiting time of your choice between May and November at www.meteoria.fi

VAASA-MUSTASAARI GUIDES www.vaasamustasaarioppaat.fi +358 40 715 9190  /Vaasa-Mustasaari-oppaat-ryVasa-Korsholm-guider rf

ARCHIPELAGO TRIPS VESA HEINONEN GUIDED TOURS OF THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN THE KVARKEN ARCHIPELAGO

saaristoretket@gmail.com +358 500 996 927

KVARKEN NATURE AND FISHING TOURS

FLOATING SAUNA HIETASAARI, VAASA

www.kvarkennatureandfishing.fi +358 44 527 2314  /kvarkennatureandfishingtours

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M/S TIIRA 20 JUNE–9 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTS FROM VAASA INNER HARBOUR

Hop on board and enjoy a unique floating sauna experience in the archipelago off the coast of Vaasa.

TOURS ALL YEAR ROUND VAASA, KORSHOLM, VÖRÅ

ARCHIPELAGO CRUISES

www.rentitwasa.fi +358 50 557 9191  @floatingsauna

The cruise includes one 75-minute stop in Kuusisaari with the option of a meal at the restaurant Jannen Saluuna. www.jannensaluuna.com +358 50 553 1236  /jannensaluuna


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KYRÖ DISTILLERY COMPANY SAT 12–19. DURING THE SUMMER SEASON TUE–FRI 12–19, SAT 12–00 OLTERMANNINTIE 6, ISOKYRÖ

The unlikely idea for Kyrö, a Finnish all-rye distillery, was conceived in a sauna, fueled by a sip (or two) of rye whisky. The five founding friends embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, capturing the same spirit of naked ambition in everything they distill. The distillery found a home in the old dairy building in Isokyrö. The distillery restaurant offers distillery tours, tastings and cocktails. Dinner packages can be arranged for groups by advance reservation. Visit our website for more information!

kmek@kyrodistillery.com +358 400 748 174 www.kyrodistillery.com  /kyronmek

AAVA KERTTU ANIMAL FARM

KORSNÄS VICARAGE MUSEUM

FURIRBOSTÄLLET

2 JUNE-15 AUGUST TUE–SAT 10–16

9 JUNE–9 AUGUST 2020 TUE–SUN 13–17

MUSEUM, SUMMER CAFÉ, RESTAURANT

ÖSTERÄNDSV. 92, SÖDRA VALLGRUND

KIRKONKYLÄNTIE 32, KORSNÄS

SLAGFÄLTSVÄGEN 130, ORAVAIS

An idyllic homestead with farm animals and other activities. Open by reservation all year round.

Summer café, art exhibitions. Also open by agreement.

Experience a chapter of Finnish history in an authentic cultural milieu in Restaurant Ädelbragd. Great for every occasion!

www.aavakertunkotitila.fi +358 45 671 9358  /aavakertunkotitila

www.prastgardsmuseet.hembygd.fi +358 50 518 1949

www.oravais1808.fi +358 50 343 2642  /OravaisHistoriskaForening

ORAVAIS BATTLEFIELD

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VAASAN SÄHKÖ ARENA

BOTNIAHALLI

ELISA STADIUM

PAPINSAARENTIE 2, KORSHOLM

RANTAMAANTIE 6, VAASA

RINNAKKAISTIE 1, VAASA

A unique centre for ice sports and events, with four ice rinks under one roof.

Finland’s largest and most versatile multipurpose arena is the ideal venue for sports, events, workplace activity days and group exercise.

An excellent venue for workplace activity days, testing and physical coaching, concerts and events.

www.vaasanseudunareenat.fi +358 20 120 1700  /vaasanseudunareenat

www.vaasanseudunareenat.fi +358 20 120 1700  /vaasanseudunareenat

www.vaasanseudunareenat.fi +358 20 120 1700  /vaasanseudunareenat

ZIP ADVENTURE PARK

VAASA AUTOMOBILE AND MOTOR MUSEUM OPEN 1 MAY–30 AUGUST 10–17 (CLOSED FOR MIDSUMMER)

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NIEMELÄNTIE 15, VASKILUOTO, VAASA

MYLLYKATU 18 B, VAASA

Experience a fast-paced and challenging day of adventure high up in the trees. Our adventures are for everyone. We look forward to seeing you!

Vaasa Automobile and Motor Museum is the largest private automobile museum in Finland. Three floors full of cars, motorcycles and other vehicles! We also have big public events in the works!

www.zipadventurepark.fi +358 40 832 2221  /zipadventurepark

www.vaasanveteraaniautoseura.fi +358 44 5692 690  /vaasanautomuseo


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ÄHTÄRI ZOO OPEN EVERY DAY, CHECK TIMES ONLINE KARHUNKIERROS 150, ÄHTÄRI

Experience fun and learning with animals! Finland’s oldest zoo with natural living conditions is known especially for its pandas and bears, but it is also home to many other exciting species from Scandinavia and Asia. Take a trip to nature, enjoy delicious food at the restaurant and spend a night by the lake. Every visitor to Ähtäri Zoo helps support our conservation efforts.

sales@ahtarizoo.fi +358 30 62150 www.ahtarizoo.fi  /ahtarizoo

PIRKANPOHJA ARTS CENTRE: 15 ARTISTS 9 JUNE–30 AUGUST 2020 TUE–SUN 12–18 ÄHTÄRINTIE 36, ÄHTÄRI

A fascinating exhibition of modern art at Pirkanpohja. 15 Artists is a diverse exploration of the topical themes of our time, including the need to conserve the environment and biodiversity. Even daily life is treated with rich imagination and poetry in this exhibition.

+358 40 673 8330 www.ahtari.fi/pirkanpohja  /pirkanpohja

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PIETARSAARI – A SMALL TOWN WITH A BIG HEART Pietarsaari is just the right size: Large enough for a wide range of services and small enough that everything is near. The Arctic Museum Nanoq, the beaches of Fäboda, the Aspegren Vicarage Garden, the Koulupuutarha Botanical Garden and the town’s other museums and events are here for your visit. Jaakon päivät city festival 19–26 July 2020.

www.pietarsaari.fi  /visitjakobstadpietarsaari

WELCOME TO NÄRPES We are not only the best at growing tomatoes, we also offer excellent service and the best local food. We have more than 700 km of coastline and, if you decide you’ve had enough of the splashing of the waves or the songs of birds in the forest, you can experience the Tomato Carnival or join a traditional social dance event in a pavilion.

narpesturism@dynamohouse.fi +358 45 2760740 visitnarpes.fi  /VisitNarpes

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WASA UP A CLIMBING GYM IN THE HEART OF VAASA RANTAKATU 2, VAASA

Are you looking for a holiday experience that allows you to use every inch of your body, from the tips of your toes to your brain? Come challenge yourself on our climbing walls! We have easy climbs for beginners as well as challenges for experienced climbers. Come visit us and we will help you get started.

www.wasaup.fi info@wasaup.fi +358 50 543 4907  /wasaupvaasa  @wasaupvaasa

While you’re here, you can also try Finland’s first OCR indoor obstacle course and discover your inner ninja! Our acroyoga and classic Pilates classes can help you find new balance for your body and mind. Ask us about our group packages, workplace activity packages and team building packages! We look forward to seeing you! 67


EVENTS

KASKINEN

FOLKHÄLSAN

COME EXPERIENCE THE SEASIDE TOWN OF KASKINEN!

MON–SUN 8–21

– Old Fishing Harbour Days festival 27–28 June – Music Summer 16–19 July – Yard Sale Day and Jazz in the Park 25 July

We are located in an idyllic setting in Vörå. Our facilities include a hotel, restaurant, fitness centre and meeting rooms. Toughest 15–16 August 2020.

For more information, please visit:

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VÖRÅVÄGEN 305, VÖRÅ

www.visitkaskinen.fi +358 400 868 781  /visitkaskinen

www.folkhalsan.fi/norrvalla +358 6 383 1012  /Norrvalla

VAASA FESTIVAL – MUSIC, FOOD & WINE

INTERNATIONAL WALKING FESTIVAL

6–8 AUGUST 2020

7–9 AUGUST 2020

INNER HARBOUR AREA, VAASA

VAASAN MARSSI WALKING EVENT, 10–42 KM

Vaasa Festival takes place in the city’s beautiful inner harbour area. The line-up of artists includes Apulanta, Eppu Normaali, Lauri Tähkä and many more! Age limit: 18

Come walk in laid-back international company through the beautiful nature of the Vaasa region, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Strömsö.

www.vaasafestival.fi  /VaasaFestival

www.vaasanmarssi.fi +358 40 736 1238  /Vaasan Marssi


EVENTS

CULTURE

29.7-5.8.2020 Artistic Director CECILIA ZILLIACUS Composer in Residence MATS LARSSON GOTHE

VAASA XXVIII CHOIR FESTIVAL

KORSHOLM MUSIC FESTIVAL

20–24 MAY 2020 THE OPENING OF A SUMMER OF FESTIVALS!

FESTIVAL CENTER, KOULUKATU 31, VASA 20 JULY – 5 AUGUST: 9-19 1–5 AUGUST: 9–19 SENAATINKATU 1, VAASA: 10–16

A large annual choir music event that is open to all choirs and vocal groups. The entire city will be singing!

Experience classic pieces of chamber music from the “Roaring Twenties” and works by Beethoven in a number of concerts. Theme 2020: Wild, free and lonely. Tickets €0–€45.

www.vaasachoirfestival.fi +358 400 564 469  /vaasachoirfestival

www.korsholmmusicfestival.fi +358 40 833 2022   /korsholmmusicfestival

CAFÉ KLEMETSGÅRDARNA

TOTTESUND MANOR

19 JUNE–9 AUGUST 2020, TUE–SUN 11–19

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS (>10 PEOPLE)

KÄRKLAXVÄGEN 308, MAXMO

TOTTESUND 529, MAXMO

Located on an idyllic yard, this café traces its roots back to the 1730s. Fresh homemade bakery products are served every day.

The manor dates back to the 17th century and has its own ghost and hiking trail. Coffee, homemade pastries and tourist information.

www.klemets.fi +358 6 3450122  /klemetsgårdarna

www.klemets.fi +358 40 189 6882  /tottesunds herrgård

STUNDARS 22 JUNE–15 AUGUST 2020 11–16 STUNDARSINTIE 5, SULVA

Find out what rural life was like a century ago at one of the largest open air museums in Finland.

www.stundars.fi +358 50 432 0688   /stundars

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VAASA CITY MUSEUMS The classic collections of Hedman and Kuntsi, a visiting Emil Aaltonen collection as well as international and Finnish modern art. Local history and cultural history in the form of manor life and on the stage, for example. Ostrobothnian Museum Tue–Sun 10–17 Tikanoja Art Museum Tue–Sun 10–17 Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art Tue–Sun 11–17 Vaasa City Art Gallery Tue–Sun 11–17 Museum of Old Vaasa, June–August, Tue–Sun 10–17 www.vaasankaupunginmuseot.fi +358 6 325 3800  @vaasankaupunginmuseot

FINNHORSE TROTTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

VAASA WAR VETERAN MUSEUM

31 JULY–2 AUGUST 2020, SEINÄJOKI

TUE–FRI 10–16, SAT 10–14 (SUMMER), SUN 14–16 (WINTER)

RAVITIE 9, SEINÄJOKI

KIRKKOPUISTIKKO 22 A, VAASA

This major annual trotting event comes to Seinäjoki in 2020! Join the big public festival!

A unique collection of materials collected by veterans related to Finland’s wars, Jägers, the Civil Guard and the Lotta voluntary defence movement.

www.kuninkuusravit.fi +358 6 428 9200  /kuninkuusravit

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www.vaasansotaveteraanimuseo.fi +358 6 312 9894


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VAASA CITY THEATRE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON THE OPENING HOURS PITKÄKATU 53, VAASA

Located in the Vaasa city center our theater offers a wide range of high-quality theatre: musicals, opera, children’s plays and drama from classics to modern. Concerts and visiting productions are also part of our versatile repertory. Our productions will touch you, move you – and leave a smile on your face! Welcome to experience the magic of our theatre! vkt@vaasa.fi +358 6 325 3961 www.vaasankaupunginteatteri.fi  /Vaasankaupunginteatteri

WASA THEATRE MON–SAT 12–14 & 15–18 HIETASAARENKATU 7, VASA

Welcome to Wasa Theatre, a local venue for world-class experiences! The programme for our anniversary year will continue with Fiddler on the Roof, Bomullsängeln and the family play Månskensprinsen. In autumn 2020, we will offer a wide range of new performances, classics and performances suitable for the whole family. You can also book our venue for your own event. Meetings, parties and dinners of various sizes can be organised in our theatre building and restaurant. Come visit our renovated premises and the new Ernst Salonger restaurant! biljettkassa@wasateater.fi +358 6 320 9330 www.wasateater.fi   /wasateater

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Tankar is the pearl of Kokkola’s outer archipelago Tankar is a fascinating lighthouse island in Kokkola’s outer archipelago. It offers visitors unforgettable nature experiences and an oldtime islander atmosphere. For centuries, the island of Tankar has provided shelter for fishermen and seal hunters. The island’s pilot station used to be instrumental in leading ships into the Port of Kokkola.

Exciting stories and great experiences in nature The old fishermen’s cottages and the café amidst them form an attractive island village for visitors to explore. At the seal hunting museum, you can learn about the history and culture of the coast. Let your imagination roam free and imagine yourself in the life of the lighthouse keepers, pilots and fishermen of the past! The harbour is the starting point for a one-

kilometre nature trail that takes you closer to the island’s stark and beautiful nature. Tankar is home to about 180 plant species, and nearly 260 bird species have been spotted there. Sheep also pasture on the island during the summer.

Come for a day trip or spend several nights You can visit Tankar on a day trip, but the best way to experience the island’s unique atmosphere is to stay there overnight. The salty wind, silence and watching the waves in the beam of the lighthouse makes for an unforgettable experience. You can stay overnight at Tankar Inn Hostel, the guest cottage in the fishermen’s village or the Lighthouse Keepers’ House. The most atmospheric of the accommodation options is the old log house at the foot of the lighthouse. The lighthouse keepers Sund, Mattsson, Harald and Lindell once lived there. Whose room will you stay in?

M/S Jenny operates regularly between Kokkola and Tankar during the summer season. Distance Vaasa–Kokkola 120 km · 1 h 15 min

Visit Kokkola

www.visitkokkola.fi tourism@visitkokkola.fi tel. +358 40 806 5075


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All information is subject to change.

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Distances to Vaasa Distances

km

Train

Flight

Helsinki

420

4h

50 min

Seinäjoki

80

1h

Pori

190

-

Jyväskylä

280

4h

Lahti

370

4.5 h

Oulu

320

5h

Rovaniemi

540

7.5 h

Tampere

240

2.5 h

Turku

330

4.5 h

Ferry

ARC

Stockholm

1 h 5 min

Umeå

Air taxi 20 min

TIC

CIR

CLE

UMEÅ

VAASA

Ferry ca. 4 h + bus 30 min

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