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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.
geology, vegetation and animals of the land uplift shores, an observation point on the rock, foundations of former fishing huts, boat docks and piles of stones in which net-drying poles used to stand in the past.
From the observation tower you can spot the Kvarken’s beautiful natural heritage from a total height of 25 meters. With the naked eye, the lighthouses are distinguished at Norrskär, Utgrynnan and Valsörarna. In the spring and autumn, the observation tower is a good place for bird watching.
Kimo Nature Paths
Three hiking routs from 1,5 kilometres and longer, starting from Kimo Bruk.
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).
Lotlax vandringsled - nature trail
Signs from Lotlaxvägen, Vörå. Längd: 3, 5 km.
Halvvägs finns en rastplats med bordsgrupper.
The hiking trail of about 3.5 kilometers was laid out in the late 1980s by Lars Hannus and restored by the local community association in the summer of 2014. About halfway there is a rest area with table groups where you can pause and enjoy the tranquility.
Mickelsörarna Nature Trail
Mickelsörarna Nature Trail on Kummelskär Island is about 2 km long. On this nature trail, visitors are able to see the geology, vegetation and animals of the land uplift shores, foundations of old fishing huts and boat docks from the 16th century.
The trail starts from the yard of the Mickelsörarna Nature Station and is only available by boat.
Molpehällorna Nature Trail
Molpehällorna Nature Trail is about 2 km long and starts from the yard of the Molpe Nature station.
Along the nature trail you’ll see the geology, vegetation and animals of the land uplift shores as well as a reconstruction of the Molpehällorna “vippbåk” beacon (which is a memorial for the first beacon in the Gulf of Bothnia).
The trail is available only by boat.
Hagnäs-Mälsorvägen 71, Mustasaari
A 2,6 kilometres long nature trail in Kuni, Korsholm.
Natur trails in Isokyrö
In Isokyrö there are 9 different hiking trails/nature trails to a total length of 35 km.
The routes are marked in the terrain with orange color, as well as with signs. Maps and more information (in Finnish) about the routes are available on the municipality’s website.
Naturetrail on Molpehällorna
The Molpehällorna nature station is located in the outer archipelago of Molpe village. The starting point for the nature trail is the nature station’s courtyard.
The nature trail is a circular loop of 1/2/3 km. Along the nature trail there are terrain boards and a reconstruction of the Molpehällorna “vippbåk” beacon (which is a memorial for the first beacon in the Gulf of Bothnia).
Read more about the nature trail on Molpehällorna.
Petsmo Walking trail
Variable and beautiful nature, swamp, old forest and the mythical Björnberget, paths partly made by people and animals under a period of 100 – 200 years and a ribbon of small lakes and rest areas – that`s how to describe Petsmo Vandringsled.
You can walk a distance from 0,6 km up to 12,5 km, depending how you choose your route. The walking trail has two start places and if you choose to walk the whole trail you get to experience all four campfire places, all of them unique in their own way, but all with fantastic views.
Read more about the walking trail here
The Pilvilampi recreational area is located approximately nine kilometers east of the city centre. It makes up a proportion of an elongated ridge, of which includes Höstvesi and continues north of Vaasa. The recreational area itself covers an area of roughly 800 hectares. In the winter, the area is ridden with marked cross-country ski trails, which in summer are transformed into bicycle and hiking paths.
Download brochure for the nature path at Pilvilampi here.
Raineåsen's nature trail
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 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
Risö ja Ryövärinkari 4.9 kilometres
The Eteläinen Kaupunginselkä bay (the Southern City Bay) is located southeast of the city centre. There’s a nature trail and two bird towers in the area. Follow the signs ´Lintutorni` from the crossroad of the streets: Kanavasillantie/Hevossaarentie
Rökiö vandringsleder - hiking routs
Signs from Norrvalla, Vöråvägen 305-307.
Routes from 3 km to 7 km.
The connecting route between Bobergsleden and Vitmossleden provides the opportunity for long trips as the distance is over 20 km round trip. Shorter stages can also be hiked along the trail as it passes several slip roads along the forest road in Rökiö where you can start.
You experience varied nature in the form of boulders, old magic forest, bogs and swamps as well as ancient relics.
Skatila hiking trail
10 km (5+5 km)
Starts at Skatila Sports ground and ends at Storhälleberget
Sommarö Nature Trail
The Sommarö Nature Trail is located in the area of the former Sommarö fort, in Södra Vallgrund.
There are two trails in the area. The shorter circular trail (1.5 km/2.4 km) leads through a memorial for the coastal artillery fort to the beach at the camping area. The longer trail leads to the Sommarösund beach in Södra Vallgrund (7 km). Along the longer trail, you will see a geologically fascinating giant’s kettle, as well as cultural landscape (including stone fences).
There are two campfire sites and dry toilets, tables and benches along the Paths. In the yard of the Sommarö guardhouse there is a lean-to shelter (in public use). An information board (including maps) at each end of the trail and five information boards along the trail.
Sommarö Nature trails
Sommarö Nature Trail, circular trails of 1.5 km/2.4 km, or 7 km in one direction
Estimated time to walk is about 1-2 h in summer.
Easy for beginners, families and groups.
two campfire sites and dry toilets, tables and benches; a lean-to shelter (in public use) in the yard of the Sommarö guardhouse. An information board (including maps) at each end of the trail and five information boards along the trail. The information boards are in Finnish, Swedish and English.
In 1940-2000, the area was used as an army depot and as a fort for the coastal artillery. The Finnish Defence Forces left behind a network of roads and paths, foundations of demolished buildings, a pier, foundations for artillery pieces and bullet chambers. There is a memorial for the coastal artillery fort in the area. Only one residential building, as well as a guardhouse and its outbuildings, remain in the area. Along the longer trail, you will see a geologically fascinating giant’s kettle, as well as cultural landscape (including stone fences).
Stundars hiking routs
Hiking Trails 6,6 kilometers (2 km) through the culture surroundings of Solf and Stundars in the municipality of Korsholm.
The nature trail at Öjberget
Welcome to a walk from the Öjbergsmossen bog to a giant’s pot hole and over a devil’s field to the dwarfed pinetree-covered meteorite-crater rim of Söderfjärden
Öjberget is located in Sundom, at a 9 km distance from the centre of Vaasa. The trail is 2,5 km long and the starting point is beside a big information board in Öjberget´s stadium area.
Öjberget is a unique ”mountain landscape” for the Ostrobothnian coast, with its highest point at an elevation of 50 metres. It is a magically rocky landscape with very old dwarfed pine trees, dramatic rocky formations, a giant’s kettle, and an ancient shore area called the Devil’s Field
The most ancient traces of human activity in the area of Vaasa are also found here. The findings originate from the Stone Age about 4,000 years ago.
In the outlook tower(+65 m a.s.l.) on the top of the slalom hill there are info boards about what you see in different directions: the meteorite impact crater Söderfjärden, the Kvarken archipelago, the village of Sundom and the centre of Vaasa.
Information leaflet: http://www.sundom.fi/getfile.php?fid=94