"Vaasa, a diversified town by the sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Vasa by linda1501

Vasa Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 106 photos

Vaasa is the spiritual heart of Ostrobothnia, open to all. It´s the biggest town in the area with over 57.000 inhabitants 72 % Finnish-speaking, 25 % Swedish-speaking and 3 % with other languages as their mother tongue.

Vaasa is located at the narrowest point of the gulf of Bothnia, only 80 km/50 miles from Umeå in Sweden. By boat the journey takes four hours.

In Vaasa the past and the present meet: local enterprises, distinctive cultural life, two languages, international industry and the tranquility of a small town.

The sea with its countless islands gives Vaasa the authentic feel of a coastal town. Boating, fishing, exploring the archipelago and taking exercise along the beautiful shore are all popular with the townspeople.

And as Vaasa is Finland's sunniest town, the sun is often shining too.

Vaasa offers a wealth of attractions for the visitor to indulge in, including historic sights, captivating museums, the fun- filled Wasalandia amusement park and the relaxing Tropiclandia spa paradise. The coastal city characterised by parks and wide boulevards is surrounded by an extensive archipelago.

Vaskiluoto - a paradise island for the whole family - The ferry operating between Vaasa and Umeå, Sweden, sails from the port of Vaskiluoto. - The Wasalandia amusement park, the Tropiclandia spa paradise and excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation are to be found close to the port. - Top Camping Vaasa, one of the best camping sites in Finland and part of the Top Camping chain, is situated by the sea. - In summer you can go on a city sightseeing tour on the Lilliputti town train or take a cruise in the archipelago from the Inner Harbour. - You can also charter a boat for a cruise to the outer archipelago.

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  • starstudio's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2007 at 8:18 AM

    do you know that the word "archipelagos" is absolut Greece? is time to visit Mediteranian, to meet the Aigeanpelagos for swimming. i wish you a very beatyfull birthday.

  • Pete.Gibson's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2005 at 8:25 AM

    Thanks for sharing Finland and Vasa with me, it seems such a peaceful place, looking forward to returning next summer

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2005 at 7:46 AM

    Nice page, Linda!

  • neilward's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2005 at 6:18 AM

    Great photo of a "Futuristic" bridge

  • Nobbe's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 2:19 PM

    Haven't been to Vaasa yet, but it surely looks great!!

  • SEALIFE's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2005 at 10:14 AM

    wonderfull people and natural sightseeing.Thanks Linda.

  • KonstantinII's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2004 at 10:58 AM

    Great tips Linda! And very good photos (especially like that one of Faros restaurant)! Greetings from Belgrade!

  • tak_pap's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2004 at 9:33 AM

    good page & photos ! Vasa seems so beautiful city - well done

  • Sep 18, 2004 at 5:59 AM

    Vasa the sunniest place in Finland?? Maybe I should visit it end October instead of going to Crete, Turkey ;-) I enjoyed your page... nice pics!!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2004 at 8:17 PM

    nice page with good photos from vasa.


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