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Would you like to experience the Kvarken Archipelago from a new angle? Perhaps you would like to see the Kvarken’s own red ‘Eiffel tower’ at Valsörarna islands? The cruises in the Kvarken take you to both the inner and outer archipelago whose islands are little paradises in beautiful summer days.
Archipelago Tours - Vesa Heinonen
Archipelago Tours organizes nature guidance, excursions, wandering, fishing, sailing, courses, adventurous program services and camp schools mainly in the Finnish Kvarken Archipelago.
Harbors along the route Solrutten
The name ”Solrutten” translates to The Sunny Route in English. The concept was originally formed in the 1970’s. The operators who developed The Gulf of Bothnia’s sea lane network at that time came up with the name. Today the Sunny Coast Route stretches through 13 municipalities and towns’ sea areas along the west coast of Finland, from Kristiinankapunki in the south to Kokkola in the north.
The routes and marinas are geographically featured according to in which municipality they are situated. As the municipalities and the regional council mediate a lot of information to travelers, we have on our part decided to create our own website based on the municipality division. In this way sailors can easily access information about the municipality they are passing through and thus making information search a lot easier.
The archipelago of Ostrobothnia is shallow and stony. This means that navigation in the region requires a great deal of skill and care. We have decided to create the information about routes and the information given about how to approach the marinas on a basis requested by those skippers who navigate with deeper boats.
On the web page solrutten.fi you find route suggestions and recommended destinations. On the map, you can click on a selected location for more information about the harbor and how to approach it.
Beaches in Korsholm
You can rent bikes at these places
Bike shop – Pyöräliike Viertola
Kauppapuistikko 28, Vaasa
+358 6 317 1423
Bikes for rent around the year, for longer and shorter periods.
Visit Vaasan information point at the market square
Vaasa market square
+358 40 159 8012
Bikes for rent in the summer (3.6.-30.8.2019)
Prices 2019: 5 €/2 hours, 15 €/more than 2 hours (maximum time from 9am to 6.30 pm)
World Heritage bicycles for rent in the archipelago during the summer months.
Björkö-Panike hiking trail
The hiking trail of Björkö-Panike is about 13 km long and it is located mainly on the island of Slåttskär, just in the heart of the World Heritage area. Along the trail, you will experience the calmness of the archipelago and see the signs of the land uplift; moraine ridges and closed sea bays. Sheep graze in the island during the summer, just like back in the old days.
To reach the trail, you will need boat transportation over the sounds, either from the village of Panike or from the village of Björköby. From Björköby, the boat transportation can leave either from the fishing harbour of Svedjehamn or from Långgrund’s campfire site, where you walk along a trail from Svedjehamn’s parking area (about 3,5 km).
The book-in-advance boat transportation costs about 150 €, so it might be a good idea to go with a small group. You can choose whether you hike the trail from one end to the another, or whether you hike back to you starting point; Björkö or Panike. The second option doubles the kilometres. See the businesses offering the boat transportation here.
About in the halfway of the island of Slåttskär, there is a lean-to, a composting toilet and a campfire site. This resting area is also popular destination for canoeists. The route is somewhat demanding, and the terrain is rocky or wet in places. Långgrund’s campfire site is accessible without a boat. You can read more about the trail to Långgrund here.
Bodvattnet nature trail
Bodvattnet nature trail is about 4 kilometres long. Along the trail, you will see the De Geer moraine ridges and Bodback’s old fishing harbour. The circular trail starts and ends at the parking area in Svedjehamn harbour, in the village of Björköby. The trail is suitable for the whole family, and along the trail there is a 20 meter high observation tower Saltkaret, a composting toilet and a campfire site with firewood. Parts of the trail to the observation tower and Bodback’s harbour can be accessed with pram and wheelchair. The observation tower has a lower viewing platform suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
Gaia Events - Jan Gäddnäs
Gaia Events has been operating since 1998 with a selection of activities all year around. The company arranges guided hikings and tours in the nature and on the sea, kayaking tours, fishing trips, and team work building.
+358(0)50 581 2929
Guided Walk in Replot
Drive across Finland’s longest bridge to Replot and take a walk and join a guided walk in the idyllic village of Replot.
Starting point: Replot school, Kirkkotie 94, Replot.
Time 2020: In August on Saturdays at 1 – 2.30 pm.
Bookings at least one day in advance!
Iskmo-Jungsund Hiking Route
The trail goes through the scenic area around the lakes in Iskmo and Jungsund and starts at Jungsund sports field, Jungsund road 641. You can choose distances from 1.8 km up to 12 km. Picnic areas with the possibility of grilling, you will find at Strömssund (2 km from the start), at Kråknässkatan (3 km from start) and at Björnhällorna (6.5 km from the start). You can also start your hike from Hallonnäs, Tistronskärsvägen 98.
You find printed maps of the trail at the starting places and also as PDF-files from this page.
Kikanberget Nature Trail
In Klobbskat there is a short nature trail which leads to Kikanberget (0,8 km). It starts at the coffee shop/restaurant in the harbour and leads along the shore to the top of Kikanberget.
Easy in the beginning, to climb up the Kikanberget hill is a bit more demanding.
Kuni Hiking Trail
Kuni hiking trail consists of two routes: the north trail (6,4 km) and the south trail (7,9 km). The total lenght of the trail is 12,5 km and it starts at Kunintie 100 (next to the information board).
Kvarken Nature and Fishing Tours
Kvarken Nature and Fishing Tours offers fishing tourism services and guided nature activities in the Kvarken archipelago all year round.
In our activities we follow the principles for sustainability and with respects for nature and local culture.
+358 44 527 2314
Kvarkenturer arranges boat trips amongst the small rocky islands of the Kvarken Archipelago.
– boat trips in World Nature Heritage waters
– boat trips adaptable to your own preferences
– prebooked trips to Valsörarna islands
We also arrange:
– fishing trips
– transportation of goods / materials
Our boat trips are arranged in a cabin boat or in an open boat. Both boats are registered for 12 people.
+358 50 3553 924
Experience the Kvarken archipelago on the cruiser M/S Corina.
You can book M/S Corina for a long or short cruise in our unique, beautiful archipelago.
M/S Corina takes a maximum of 50 passengers and you can book catering services on board.
+358 500 260 751
A 2,6 kilometres long nature trail in Kuni, Korsholm.
F:ma Ove Kaarto
Boat transports in the Kvarken archipelago.
+358 50 530 8062
Qvarken Boat Charter
Qvarken Boat Charter will take you on a trip in the Kvarken archipelago suited for just you and your company! Valsörarna, Norrskär, Mickelsörarna and Molpehällorna are just a few of the islands you can choose to visit. Time and program of the day may vary in every possible way, same goes for food and beverages.
M/S Joy is manufactured by Beneteau and of the Gran Turismo model. The Beneteau Grand Turismo 49 Fly is an elegant and commodious cruiser with luxurious atmosphere to spend time in with business partners, friends and family. M/S Joy is 15 meters long with a capacity of taking up to 12 passengers per trip. The cruiser offers bedspots for up to eight persons.
+358 50 0166 263
Sailboat rental - Kvarken Sailing
Rent or charter a boat from Kvarken sailing and explore the Kvarken archipelago. S/y Minerva is the perfect easy-to-handle small sailboat for the shallow waters in the Kvarken archipelago. Starting from the home port in Sommarösund in the heart of the world heritage are for example both Rönnskären and Valsörarna within reach for a daytrip.
+358 50 575 1111