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Sights and things to do

Vaasa is the perfect location for a care-free vacation with the whole family!

Vaakuna's staff is happy to give tips about events and attractions in Vaasa.

Vaasa is the perfect location for a care-free vacation with the kids! Vaasa and the Vaasa region provide fun activities for the whole family throughout the year.

At the hotel

In the Reception, you can borrow board games, comic books and books for children. You can see Disney Channel and Disney Junior on the hotel room TV. Restaurant Rosso has a menu for kids.

Nature & outdoors

Even the youngest of nature enthusiasts will love the Kvarken Archipelago, which is Finland's only Natural World Heritage Site on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The breathtakingly beautiful route starts from the centre of Vaasa, leading to the Svedjehamn harbour located in Björköby and to the world heritage site through the Replot Bridge, the longest bridge in Finland, and magnificent scenery. Once there, visitors can climb up to see the enchanting sights from the Saltkaret lookout tower.

At the Aava Kerttu domestic animal farm in Södra Vallgrund, animal lovers can spend a relaxing day and enjoy a genuine rural setting, while having a cup of coffee or grooming and looking after the animals.

Öjberget is worth a visit, with the whole family. In winter time you can go snowboarding or cross-country skiing and in the summer it is nice to walk the nature trails. You can also find workout stairs, with 271 steps on the hill.

Culture

Travel back in time in the ancient village of Stundars, and experience how people lived in a rural village in the 1900s. The village museum features genuine traditional rural buildings, such as a village shop, school, farmhouse and different artisanal workshops. Museums in Vaasa also feature child-friendly exhibits.

Other activities

The Vaasa city centre has a variety of playgrounds. For example, the versatile Laivapuisto, a ship-themed activity park, is always open for those seeking adventure and exercise. Adventure park HopLop, climbing centre Wasa Up and Tropiclandia spa and water park are are guaranteed to keep you entertained as well.

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Bring your family to enjoy Vaasa!