Guided walks

Welcome to join the guided tours and learn about the energetic Vaasa by walking.
The tours 2-9 will be bought from the ONLINE system. The price per tour is 7 eur for an adult (no fee for children under 12). Walking tours and other guided tours can be bought all year round also directly from the guide.

2. What Is Strömsö, Does It Really Exist?

TV-programmes succeed very seldom to create totally new slogans. “It didn’t work out as in Stromso” means that something failed. But, in stead, everything that is done in Strömsö always is a success, whether it is about cooking, construction or handicraft. This tour will tell you about the Swedish-speaking lifestyle programme, the venue of which lies in the ourskirts of Vaasa in Västervik. The 100 year old history of the villa and its surrounding buildings become familiar.

Time: July, on Thursdays 4.-25. at 5-6.30 p.m. and on Saturdays 6.-27. at 2-3.30 p.m.
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3. Historical Waasa

During “From statue to statue” tour you will be acquainted with Vaasa’s statues and old, dignified architecture dating back from the 1850’s onwards. Starting point: Finland’s Liberty Statue in the market square.

Time: July-August, on Mondays at 1-2.30 p.m.
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4. Evening Walk in Old Vaasa

King Charles IX established Vaasa in 1606 in the oldest harbour and merchant site of Ostrobothnia. King Charles III established Finland’s second Court of Appeal in Vaasa. Abraham Falander (later Wasastjerna) one of Finlands richest merchants owned a tobacco spinning mill and merchant house in Vaasa. The stone house built by him in 1782 is still standing. This and many other stories will be told during the evening walk.
Starting point: Falander house, Kauppiaankatu 10.

Time: June, on Thursdays at 5-6.30 p.m.
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5. The Noble Lady and the Two Art Lovers

During this tour, the lives (and birth house) of Mathilda Wrede, who was a devoted friend of prisoners, of sculptor Emil Wickström and doctor, art collector Karl Hedman become familiar. Starting point: Ostrobothnia museum, address Koulukatu 0.

Time: July, on Wednesdays at 5-6.30 p.m.
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6 . Evening Walk in Präntöö (Palosaari), Vaasa’s First and Oldest Suburban Area

The picturesque Palosaari, home of many artists and writers, is a place worth visiting. The building of sailing ships was started by C.G.Wolff in his shipyard already in the early 1800’s. The history of those times is revealled in the maritime museum. Now the seaside campus area is energetically beating for students.

Time: June, on Wednesdays at 5-6.30 p.m.
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7. Kappelimäki Churchyard, Kappelinmäentie 159

The Kappelinmäki churchyard from 1784 is one Finland’s oldest cemeteries which is still active use. Much of Vaasa’s anchient history lies berried in its soil.

Time: June, on Tuesdays at 6-7.30 p.m.
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8. Walking in Raippaluoto Village

Drive across Finland’s longest bridge to Raippaluoto and take a walk in the idyllic village of Raippaluoto. Starting point Björköby school, Kirkkotie 94, Raippaluoto.

Time: August, on Saturdays at 1-2.30
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9. Design Tour

Book a guide and dive into our town’s knowhow: culture, art and various tastes and be surprised. We circulate in shops and for about two hours.
Time: July and August, on Wednesdays at 1-3.00 p.m.

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