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Vaasa Region

The Ostrobothnian coast is exotic in many ways – and certainly worth exploring. The unique natural environment in the Kvarken Archipelago is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is Finland’s only Natural Heritage site.

Landscapes shaped by ice and sea and vast expanses of stunning flatlands.

In Kvarken Archipelago, land uplift is increasing the amount of land by square kilometre each year, which is equivalent to more than 150 football fields. The vast lowlands and green fields that have risen from the sea over time stretch out to meet a calm horizon in all directions.

  • Kvarken Boat Museum - one of the largest boat museums in the Nordic countries.
  • Kyrö Distillery - a whiskey distillery in a former dairy building next to a historic battlefield.
  • The Korsnäs sweater is fascinating because of its unique, colourful and exquisite pattern.
  • Lind’s Kök - a tropical green house restaurant that offers unique culinary experience.
  • The Moor area of Levaneva is a dream for birdwatchers and hikers.
  • The Ensign Ståhl Centre comprises the historical area of the battle of Oravais during the Finnish War in 1808-1809.
  • Stundars is a large open-air museum and a dynamic centre of culture and art.
  • Meteoria Söderfjärden a unique visiting centre in the middle of the most beautiful meteorite crater in Finland

Valuable Natural Heritage

The unique Kvarken Archipelago is Finland's only Natural World Heritage Site on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Together with Sweden's High Coast, the Kvarken Archipelago is the best place in the world to experience and understand the land uplift phenomenon caused by the last Ice Age.

Experience the Kvarken

The best food is simple

Vaasa and the region invest heavily in all things local, which is why you will also find lots of locally produced food. When the ingredients are fresh, complicated recipes are not needed; the food is enjoyed simply as it is.

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Municipalities in the Vaasa Region

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