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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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The place to see in Vaasa

Worth the drive from Vaasa. World Heritage site telling the story of post Ice Age period. Climb the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A must place to visit

Drive your car to North-west from Vaasa over Raippaluoto bridge and continue to Svedjehamn harbour... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Oulu, Finland
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Vaasa 65870, Finland
+358 50 3466200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the drive from Vaasa. World Heritage site telling the story of post Ice Age period. Climb the tower to get the full picture. Amazing views.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Drive your car to North-west from Vaasa over Raippaluoto bridge and continue to Svedjehamn harbour. There you will find a free tower for watching the ice-age made archipelago. There is a nature trail with guidance to the tower. In the harbour you will find also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

Visited the Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage site for the first time. It's really beautiful area. Interesting to see how the land is rising. I was in Björkö and there is a 3,5km circle trail called Bodvattnet runt. The trail is easy to walk; there are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank niinan2
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This place is really interesting for anyone with an interest in geography or nature. Geology 'in action'. Lovely area: do go up the observation tower in Bjorkoby

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Spent four days in the Kvarken area. Really good map available from the Vaasa Turist office for free. And you are going to need it in order to find nice sites to land and pitch your tent. Bring your own drinking water.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Johanna K
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Lots of nature , very few people. Landscape is constantly changing as the land is lifting 8mm per year. New islands appearing and growing.....

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank micha_m958
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Probably better to come in the summer but we still enjoyed it as we had a beautiful sunny day in April. We took a packed lunch as we figured the cafes would be closed. Only Berny's, just over the Replot bridge, was open. Handy being...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Kookais, Toimitusjohtaja at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

Thank you for your visit. And you're welcome back in the summertime on another sunny day.

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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank 12olle
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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank htukk
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Joeri J
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