Welcome to the sunniest city in Finland!
It is not a coincidence that Vaasa is called the sunniest city in Finland - as a matter of fact, statistics show that the city has the most sunshine hours a year. Statistics also show that the residents of Vaasa are unusually happy. Whether the happiness is a related to the many hours of sunlight or to the citys generous investment in cultural events and experiences for its citizens can be left unsaid.
Lucia Festivities in Vaasa
On St. Lucia's day, December 13th at 17:30, the Brage Lucia parades through Vaasa to the City Hall where the festivities continue with song and dance. The rout of the Lucia parade is: Raastuvankatu Vaasanpuistikko - Marketplace Hovioikeudenpuistikko Senatinkatu.
Wasaline takes you from Vaasa to Umeå in Sweden
Vaasa and Umeå are very close to each other just four hours by ferry. You can leave on a day cruise or spend a weekend to enjoy the variety of cultural attractions and nightlife. Now its easy and fun! Read more and book your trip!
The living stones of Kvarken
The Kvarken Archipelago together with the High Coast in Sweden form a transboundary World Natural Heritage Site. We received the World Heritage status because our area is the best place in the world in which to witness land uplift. Read more
The Westenergy Waste-to-Energy plant is open for visitor groups.
Visits, which are free of charge, begin with a general presentation in the auditorium of the administration building and continue with a guided plant tour. During the tour, you can take a peek, for instance, to the grate and to the waste bunker from the control room. Book a visit!
Our brochures give you information
Our brochures helps you find out what you would like to see and do of all that Vaasa offers. If you plan a trip for a group the Vaasa region for groups is a good handbook. For individual tourists visiting Vaasa the Vaasa guide is an invaluable source of information.
Vaasa with new eyes - Design City Tour
The Tour presents the City of Vaasa from a design perspective. The locations also embody the multidimentionality of Vaasa, a mixture of rich cultural offerings and the vicinity of the sea, a strong energy sector and a long history.