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Where the captain comes to relax

Tim Sparv, the captain of the Finnish national football team, is from Oravais near Vaasa. The team captivated the nation by qualifying for the Euro 2020 tournament for the first time in the history of Finnish football. Tim believes in the power of team spirit on and off the pitch. Supporting youth football and other children’s sports is important to him. He has already donated two artificial turf pitches to the Vaasa region, which are free to use by the public.

“In Vaasa, you have easy access to all of the services of the city, and you can reach your summer cottage by boat in less than half an hour.”

The best things about Vaasa

The archipelago

“I have a summer cottage on Kuusisaari island. It’s where I go to relax. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to spend as much time there lately as I’d like to. The archipelago is something everyone should experience!”

World heritage archipelago


“On the rare occasion that I get to go out with my friends, the bars and restaurants in Vaasa are always a good time. I have spent a lot of fun nights at Office Sports Bar with like-minded people. It has an excellent vibe. You can’t beat the combination of sports, bad jokes and sea buckthorn shots.”

Party all night long!

Ice swimming

“The ice swimming club Vaasan Pingviinit has a sauna and ice swimming dock in Hietasaari. It’s an opportunity to go ice swimming in a fantastic environment and meet many different kinds of people. It’s just great!”

Vaasan pingviinit ry – Ice swimming in Vaasa


Text published 14.2.2020

Stories from the Vaasa region