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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 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
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.
Närpe's Bowling Alley
Swim center in Närpes
West Canoe is a Finnish company that rents and sells canoes, kayaks (also Sit-On-Top) and SUP boards. Our home is in Närpes, 70 km south from Vaasa on the Western coast of Finland. But You don´t have to come to us (although You are welcome, of course)- we bring the equipment to you. Just name the place where you want to paddle (preferably in the western part of the country though). We can help You to find a nice paddling place, too!
+358 40 164 2162