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Unesco World Heritage
Maisema Svedjehamnin näkötornista

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.

Merenkurkussa voit istahtaa kivelle ja hengittää.

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
Aaltoja ja kiviä Merenkurkun saaristossa.

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

Visit The World Heritage Gateway During The Autumn Break

It is still possible to visit the Kvarken World Heritage Gateway!
The Visitor Centre is open in October 1st until 20th Mon-Sat at 10am to 4pm.
During the autumn break youngsters under 18 years get free guiding and entrance to the Exhibition Wed-Sun Oct 16th until 20th. Others pay half the fee.

World Heritage Gateway