Welcome to join the guided tours and learn about the energetic Vaasa by walking.
The tours 2-11 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.
1. The gravestones have a story to tell
The traditional and popular guided walking tours i Vaasa graveyards continue also this summer. No advance booking.Meeting at the gate close to the parking area.
July: The 1 st and 3rd Tuesday at 18-19.30. Old graveyard.
July: The 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 18-19.30. New graveyard.
2. Kappelinmäki graveyard, Kappelinmäentie 159
Kappelinmäki graveyard dates back from 1782 and is one of Finland`s oldest cemeteries still in active use. Much of Vaasa`s ancient history lies buried in its soil.
Time: June Tuesdays at 6-7.30 p.m.
You will be guidad in the old villa premises which today is a well-known TV studio for a very popular life style TV series. The garden area is part of the program and well worth seeing.
Time: July Tuesdays at 2-3.30 p.m., Thursday at 5-6.30 p.m., Saturdays at 2.-3.30 p.m.
4. Vaasa centrum by walking
The historical Vaasa, statues, old architecture, parks and esplanades become known by walking through the city centre. Starting point Finland`s Statue of Liberty, market square.
Time: July-August, on Mondays at 1-2.30 p.m.
King Charles IX established Vaasa in 1606. In 1852 a big fire destroyed the town. Some of the houses: Wasastjerna house and the old Court of Appeal luckily survived. We also visit the ancient place of a castle and ruins of the medieval St Maria church. The tour starts at Kauppiaankatu 10.
Time: June, on Thursdays at 5-6.30 p.m.
Vaasa-born Mathilda was a noble lady who became known as prisoner`s true friend. The walk passes her childhood and youth surroundings and starts at the Vaasa Court of Appeal, Rantakatu.
Time: July, on Wednesdays at 5-6 p.m.
7. Who were Karl Hedman and Emil Wikström?
Karl Hedman, Doctor of Medicine gathered a huge art and old items collection and started the Ostrobohnian Museum. Sculptor Emil Wikström was a good friend to Karl, and together these two men left a strong mark onto the art imago of Vaasa. Starting point the Mueseum entrance.
Time: August Wednesday at 5-6- p.m.
This historical area, the first suburban area of the new Vaasa has a special place in the town`s history. Writers, shipbuilders, artists, factory workers have shaped the history of this island. The university campus situated here is sad to the most beautiful in Finland. Starting point Palosaari market square.
Time: June, on Wednesdays at 5-6.30 p.m.
When driving across Finland`s longest bridge to Raippaluoto one reaches the old archipelago village. Learnobout the picturesque churc, heat stories of how people survived here, etc. Starting point Replot school, Kyrkvägen 94.
Time: August, on Saturdays at 1-2.30
10. Art and design
This walk is suitable for a busy tourist. In just two hours one will get a good picture of the creative side of Vaasa: art, design, culture
The ALKULA was the first steam mill in Finland, established by A.A. Levón in 1849. His passion in gardening left visible marks here, still be to seen. Much work has been done in the garden in 2018-2019 to renovate it; now it is easily accessible. The walk starts from the white gate, Gripinpolku 1.
Time: June Mondays at 5-6.30