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  • Harbors along the route Solrutten

    From Siipyynniemi in the south to Ohtakari in the north.

    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 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 Närpes


    Uimarannat Närpiössä
  • Erklasstigen nature trail

    Skolvägen 75, Närpes

    Erklasstigen nature trail in Pörtom 2 km turn and return. Start from the graveyard in Pörtom village.

    Coordinates; ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6964124 E: 224240



  • Fagerö minigolf

    Björkgrundsvägen 1, Närpes

    You find the mini-golf course next to Restaurant Sea Side. Why not play a mini-golf tournament first and after that visit the restaurant for a meal.


    +358 6 225 2666

  • Disc golf Courses in the Vaasa Region

    The Frisbee golf courses in the Vaasa region offer games in fantastic surroundings and varied terrain.

    On this page you find the Disc courses in Finland.

  • Fållbäckstigen

    HGRR+W4 Tallbacken

    Fållbäckstigen on Högåsen in Övermark runs through the forest south of Högåsen. It is a 6.5 km long path that goes through varying terrain and is marked with yellow marks.

    Start from Högåsen’s sports cabin, coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6951949 E: 219851

    In winter there is a ski trail here

  • Goljatleden hiking trail

    Vargbergets Fritidsområde, Vargberget, Närpes

    Goljatlelden is about 18 km long and marked in the terrain with signs and yellow markings. Goljatleden starts at the corner of the biathlon arena at Vargberget’s leisure center. The trail goes from Vargberget to the forest around Svartbäck and there you also find rest cabins.

    Coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6942607 E: 215212

    Map in PDF-format.


  • Hallis Ice Hall in Närpes

    Industrivägen 2, Närpes

  • Hiking Routs in Närpes


    • Vargberget nature trail 5 km and Goljatleden 17,8 km. Start at Vargberget.
    • Tjärlax hiking trail 4,1 km or 1,7km. Start from Tjärlax camping.
    • Fållbäckstigen in Övermark 7km. Start from “Högåsens sportstuga”.
    • Erklass stigen in Pörtom 2km. Start from the cemetery.
    • Raineåsens hiking track 1,4 km to Risnästräsket.
    • Risnästräskstigen i Övermark, 0,9km to Risnästräsket och 2,1 km round the swamp. Start from Heide skogsväg.




  • Swim center in Närpes

    Simhallsvägen, Närpes

    Närpiön uimahalli
  • Närpe's Bowling Alley

    Simhallsvägen 1, Närpes

    +358 6 224 3152


  • Raineåsen's nature trail

    QG2J+Q6 Rainebäck


    Raineåsen’s nature trail to Storstenrösback ancient graves is about 1.5 km round trip. Start from parking area close to the hunting lodge at Raineås forest road in Pörtom, coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6969807 E: 220857

  • Risnästräskstigen

    MCR7+VM Aspbäcken

    Risnästräskstigen in Övermark, 0.9 km to the barbecue hut at Risnästräsket and 2.1 km around the swamp.

    Start from the parking spot at Heide forest road, coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6963477 E: 214123

  • Skiing and jogging tracks in Närpes


  • Tjärlax nature trail

    Grönnesvägen 172-200, 64210 Närpes

    Tjärlax nature trail 4.1 km or a shorter stretch of 1.7 km. Start from Tjärlax holiday village.

    Start coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6936714 E: 201995

    Along the hiking trail you encounter nature that is unusual for these areas. The oldest tree in Närpes is also found here.

  • Valsberg hiking trail

    JJC2+MW Valsberg

    The trail is about 3 km long. Along the trail there is a lot to see, including a cave, devil’s fields and ancient monuments. At the barbecue area there is also a lookout point where you can enjoy views of Övermark. The trail starts at the Övermark hembygdsgård, but you can also start where the path itself begins at Bergsvägen 34. There is a box with maps at both places, but there are better parking options at Hembygdsgården.

    Coordinates for Hembygdsgården: ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6955016 E: 223288

  • Velkmossa hiking trail

    Ribackvägen 94, Närpes

    Velkmossa hiking trail starts on the other side of the road from Velkmoss byagård, Ribackvägen 94 and is 9 km round trip. The path is marked with a yellow marking in the terrain. Along the hiking trail that goes to Viitala in Petalax there are ancient graves and old settlements and also a bird tower.

    Coordinates ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6971020 E: 215932: 215932


  • Bike vacation in Ostrobothnia - 4 Hotels by bike!

    Vaasa Region

    This summer you can book your biking vacation package from one of our hotels. Experience the magnificent landscape of Ostrobothnia in a sustainable and environmental-friendly way.

    Tell us which of our hotels you visit and how long rout you want to do – we’ll tailor the package for you. Bicycle package incl. accommodation, breakfast, picnic basket, sauna, bicycle, helmet and map of the route with Ostrobothnia’s strawberry places.

    Hotel Astor, Vaasa – Hotel Vallonia, Korsholm – Hotel Red&Green, Närpes – Hotel Kurikka, Kurikka

    +358 6 3269 111