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Experience a culture-filled holiday in Vaasa

The magnificent archipelago and a variety of cultural offerings make Vaasa the pearl of the west coast and a great destination for families.

Located on the Gulf of Bothnia, Vaasa has a stunning marine environment and is also an important cultural centre. On your holiday in Vaasa, you can enjoy the Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art and have fun in spa favourite Tropiclandia. For a more leisurely pace, visit Replot island, part of the Kvarken archipelago and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For a city break, start with the Ostrobothnia Museum and the Terranova-Kvarken Nature Centre. The museum exhibits local culture and art, with exhibitions including the Hedman floor, which reproduces a nineteenth-century town house, and the Vaasa 400 local history exhibition. The nature centre introduces visitors to the marine environment of the archipelago. The Museum of Old Vaasa takes you into middle-class housing from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Vaasa has many interesting art galleries. Located in a former customs warehouse, Kuntsi offers varied exhibitions of modern art. The Tikanoja Art Museum features the work of both Finnish and foreign artists. The Brage Open-Air Museum concentrates on the Swedish culture of Ostrobothnia.

There are many interesting things to see and do for the whole family. One of the most popular places is the combined water park and spa, Tropiclandia, located on the island of Vaskiluoto. For something out of the ordinary, visit Meteoria, a visitor centre at Söderfjärden located in a meteorite crater more than 500 million years old. You might also care to take a guided tour of Strömsö villa, which dates back to the 1860s.

You can combine an inexpensive trip to Vaasa with exploring the Finnish west coast on a nature excursion to the Kvarken archipelago. The Replot Bridge, the longest in Finland, provides speedy access to the relaxed atmosphere and marine environment of the archipelago. A boat trip will take you to the Valassaaret or Mikkelinsaaret islands in the outer archipelago.

Vaasa is easily accessible by train, bus and domestic plane from Helsinki. As well as taking short island cruises, you can visit Sweden from Vaasa, with Wasaline ships reaching Umeå in a few hours.


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Omena Hotel Vaasa

Omena Hotel Vaasa

Hovioikeudenpuistikko 23, Vaasa
3.6
of 5, from 25 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Vaasa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vasaa Market Square and Rewell Shopping Center. Old Market Hall and Tikanojan Taidekoti are also within 10 minutes.

£87
Original Sokos Hotel Royal Vaasa

Original Sokos Hotel Royal Vaasa

Hovioikeudenpuistikko 18, Vaasa
3.9
of 5, from 62 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Vaasa, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vasaa Market Square, Rewell Shopping Center, and Old Market Hall. Tikanojan Taidekoti and Water Tower are also within 10 minutes.

£73
Best Western Hotel Vallonia

Best Western Hotel Vallonia

Keskustie 3, Korsholm
4.1
of 5, from 10 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kuntsi, Stundars Handicraft Village, and Vanha Vaasa. Old Market Hall and Vasaa Market Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£62
Tekla

Tekla

Palosaarentie 58, Vaasa
2.6
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Vaasa, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pohjanmaan Museo, Ostrobothnian Museum, and Vasaa Market Square. Rewell Shopping Center and Tikanojan Taidekoti are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£90
Scandic Vaasa

Scandic Vaasa

Rosteninkatu 6, Vaasa
3.7
of 5, from 11 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Vaasa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vasaa Market Square, Rewell Shopping Center, and Old Market Hall. Tikanojan Taidekoti and Water Tower are also within 15 minutes.

£70
Hotel Rantasipi Tropiclandia

Hotel Rantasipi Tropiclandia

Lemmenpolku 3, Vaasa
3.8
of 5, from 13 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Vaasa hotel is just steps from Wasalandia and Tropiclandia. Ostrobothnian Museum is 1 mi (1.7 km) away.

£78
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Rewell Center 101, Vaasa
3.8
of 5, from 4 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Vaasa, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Rewell Shopping Center, Old Market Hall, and Vasaa Market Square. Water Tower and Tikanojan Taidekoti are also within 10 minutes.

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