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Vaasa Travel Guide, Finland

An overview of Vaasa, Finland

Vaasa is a city situated on the western Finland coast. It has received its name from the Royal House of Vasa and has been a part of Western Finland administrative province and regional capital of the Ostrobothnia. Two languages are widely spoken in the city: Finnish and Swedish.

The town is said to be Ostrobothnia’s spiritual heart and is open to all. Since it has great connections with other parts of the world, the wind of change in the international world reach the city very quickly. It has been located at narrowest pint of Bothnia gulf and is only 50 miles away from Umea, Sweden.

The town’s large parks and leafy avenues surrounding its green shorelines and public buildings give relaxation to the visitors from almost every part of the world. In Vaasa, past and present meet the local enterprises, two languages, distinctive cultural society, its tranquility and international industry.

Vaasa has a healthy atmosphere and the sea has several islands, giving Vaasa an authentic feeling of being a coastal city. Fishing, boating, taking exercise on the beautiful shore and exploring its archipelago are quite popular among the townspeople. The city’s welcoming warmth can be felt in all parts of it including its busy marketplace, its friendly services and its business society. As Vaasa is the sunniest town in Finland, the sun often shines here too.

The countryside surrounding the city offers a unique kind of culture, landscape and fields that stretch across the inland plains. There are also close village centers and communities in addition to the characteristic archipelago life. Museums, fishing harbors, churches and river banks are marks of the ancient settlement and form a vital part of the hinterland of Vaasa.

There are 3 major shopping malls located in Vaasa out of which two are situated by market square. A large supermarket may also be found on the market square’s northern end. The Market Hall built during 1902 in a gothic style offers cheese, meat, fish, art, sweets and souvenirs.

The town is compact and most of the things that you want to see are located within a walking distance. The nightlife and commercial center are concentrated in an area around its market square. The local buses leave from the market square’s southern end or from Rewell Center’s western side. There are 2 taxi stations in Vaasa’s center and a local service provider also offers taxi services through boat. The company also organizes special water skiing and archipelago cruises.

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