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Address: 65870, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 50 3466200
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Kvarken Archipelago is the only Finnish natural heritage on UNESCO's...

The Kvarken Archipelago is the only Finnish natural heritage on UNESCO's World Heritage List and a perfect place for hiking, canoeing and boat trips.

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Svedjehamn Nature Trail, piece of tranquility

A 35 minutes drive from Vaasa. Nature trail, easy and well marked. You can choose a shorter " Bodvattnet runt" or a longer which takes You to a fireplace. You will find shelter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 28, 2016
Western Finland, Finland
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Western Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

A 35 minutes drive from Vaasa. Nature trail, easy and well marked. You can choose a shorter " Bodvattnet runt" or a longer which takes You to a fireplace. You will find shelter and firewood there. Bring You own food and enjoy! We trekked slowly with our 2 dogs and it took 3 hours with a halv an hour stop.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

This site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth seeing. We had a great hike around the site and then climbed the 100 steps to the top of the observation tower. What a treat! It's a great view of the ice age action. We also had a bonus moment of seeing some of the birds and the large eagle.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Local people are glad to show you the morene island and their wildlife. White tail eagle and other birds a easy to spot from a small boat or the birdwatch tower.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

Wow - this place is amazing! We stayed in Bjorkoby, one of the islands on the archipelago. Its such a beautiful place (and a UNESCO site) - the landscape and wildlife are wonderful. Its so peaceful, yet well visited by many during the summer months - there are many wonderful walking trails to follow - and the hospitality of the... More 

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really nice surprise to find this here in Finland! Pretty seaside are with very variable nature, specialty is of course the rising land - it's well to be seen from tower at Svedjehamn, but also from boat tours made to nearby islands. Use some days here, enjoy some pretty B&B places and nice restaurants at small fisherman harbours - there... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is possible to drive to the Kvvarken archipelago from Vassa. We went there after we had been to the Terranova the day before. So, we were able to understand the tiny islets & rocks protruding out of the water in the Kvarken archipelago. They are there because the land in this area is still riding up out of the... More 

Thank Laj S
Roubaix, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

For sure, the Kvarken archipelago is a unique place and really deserves its World Heritage distinction. Not just for geology buffs, but also for the insight it gives into the very tangible effect that climatic change can have on our environment, and - of course - the beautiful landscapes it provides. Access is now easy thanks to the new bridge.... More 

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