16.05.2019

Summer fun for the whole family in Vaasa!

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Vasa offers affordable accommodation and different options for an enjoyable stay with children. 

Examples of accommodation solutions:

Standard room with an extra bed or cot
A spacious double room opening out towards the square or courtyard, with a bathroom equipped with a shower or bathtub. An option for an extra bed for a child (box-spring mattress). The room does not have a minibar. Three rooms are equipped with a cot, while other rooms also have plenty of room for a cot.

Superior room combined with a standard room by a connecting door
Superior rooms are spacious and cosy rooms opening out toward the square or courtyard. The rooms are equipped with bathrobes and slippers, an electric kettle and a minibar. These rooms can also be equipped with extra beds for children, either an extra bed for one child or a sofa bed for two children. Superior rooms can be combined with double rooms equipped with a 160 cm wide double bed by a connecting door. This is an excellent option for larger families.

Combi rooms need to be booked directly from the hotel.  
Other equipment in both room types: hair dryer, ironing option, parquet flooring, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Standard rooms do not have a minibar, but there are small locked refrigerators in the corridor on floors 4 and 6 where you can keep your own snacks. 
There are also microwave ovens on these floors.

For more information and reservations:

Reception: tel. +358 20 780 88 00, vaakuna.vaasa@sokoshotels.fi
Sales service: tel. +358 20 780 88 50 sales.vaakunavaasa@sokoshotels.fi

Activities in Vaasa

UNESCO world heritage site
Vaasa offers various options for family holidays. Nature lovers will enjoy Korsholm where you can admire the famous Kvarken Archipelago, UNESCO's world heritage site and Finland's only nature heritage site. The breathtakingly beautiful route starts from the centre of Vaasa 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. When you reach the destination, you can admire the beautiful sea and unique moraine deposits from the Saltkaret observation tower.

Stundars
Travel back in time in the ancient village of Stundars in Korsholm, and experience how people lived in a rural village in the 1900s. Located in Sulva, Stundars is one of the largest museums and culture centres in Finland. The museum consists of 60 buildings which have been relocated from Korsholm villages and from other parts of the Vaasa region. It features genuine traditional rural buildings, such as a village shop, school, farmhouse and different artisanal workshops. Stundars is open around the year. The museum features an annually changing theme, i.e. the year in which the museum lives and breathes. In 2017, Stundars represents the year 1917 to celebrate the centenary of the Finnish independence.

Tropiclandia, Zip Adventure Park, HopLop and Swingeling
Vaasa has a number of beaches close to the city centre. Even if it is cold outside, it is always summer at Tropiclandia, or you can head for the HopLop indoor adventure park on Meijerinkatu to climb and play. Swingeling, located in Sepänkylä, invites your whole family to play and have fun in the jungle of more than 1,000 m2. If you are into sports, try SUP boarding in Hietasaari or have an adventure amidst the treetops at Zip Adventure Park.

Wasaline
Wasaline offers a hassle-free and beautiful shortcut across Kvarken every day aboard m/s Wasa Express. The route from Vaasa to Umeå is the shortest sea route to Sweden and passes through the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site. Enjoy good food and a friendly atmosphere.

Cruises in the archipelago
Janne's Saloon is located in Kuusisaari in the Vaasa archipelago. In summer, you can get there on your own boat or a rented boat, or you can take a cruise on m/s Tiira. The trip takes 20–35 minutes, and m/s Tiira departs from the Inner Harbour of Vaasa every day from 22nd of June to 11th of August 2019. 

Museums
Further information and opening hours: Museums in Vaasa

PowerPark
PowerPark, Finland's largest and most exciting funland, is located in the legendary plains of Ostrobothnia, some 78 km from Vaasa. It offers 130 hectares of fun, speed, experiences and activities for people of all ages. In a little over a decade, the dream of one visionary and innovator has developed into the most valued travel destination in Finland – the world of imagination for people of all ages and sizes.

Aava Kerttu domestic animal farm
The farm is located in Södra Vallgrund village, in the world heritage site area, some 32 km from Vaasa. Both traditional and a little rarer domestic animals live on the farm. Aava Kerttu domestic animal farm lets you spend a relaxing day and enjoy a genuine rural setting, while having a cup of coffee or while grooming and looking after the animals. 

Events in summer

Information about all events is available here

Visit Vaasa, Rewell Center, 2nd floor, tel. +358 6 325 1145, visit.vaasa@visitvaasa.fi
SUMMER INFO VAASA Market Square 

Opening hours