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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Welcome to the Kvarken Archipelago

Valuable Natural Heritage

The unique Kvarken Archipelago is Finland's only Natural World Heritage Site on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Together with Sweden's High Coast, the Kvarken Archipelago is the best place in the world to experience and understand the land uplift phenomenon caused by the last Ice Age.

Experience the Kvarken

In the Kvarken archipelago, you can experience the fresh nature, the idyllic villages and the breathtaking land uplift scenery.

Find your experience

The World Heritage in a nutshell

High meets low: the Kvarken Archipelago and Sweden's High Coast are a joint World Heritage Site on UNESCO's list. Traces of the Ice Age and continuous land uplift feature the both sides.

Learn more about the World Heritage
Maailmanperintöportissa voit tutustua Merenkurkun saaristoon.

World Heritage Gateway

Located next to Finland's longest bridge, the World Heritage Gateway is the starting point of your visit! At the gate you get to know World Heritage and get tips of the sights in the Kvarken archipelago. Welcome!

Opening hours

The World Heritage Gateway will open on June 1st this summer

The Kvarken Archipelago visitor center World Heritage Gateway will open this summer on June 1st. The visitor center is open on daily basis from 10am until 6pm every day in June, July and August.

World Heritage Gateway 2020