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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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65870, Finland
+358 50 3466200
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Kayaking in the Kvarken world heritage site

Spent four days in the Kvarken area. Really good map available from the Vaasa Turist office for... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Johanna K
Pure nature

Lots of nature , very few people. Landscape is constantly changing as the land is lifting 8mm per... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Michał M
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The Kvarken Archipelago is the only Finnish natural heritage on UNESCO's World Heritage List and a perfect place for hiking, canoeing and boat trips.
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10 Aug 2017
“Kayaking in the Kvarken world heritage site”
18 Jun 2017
“Pure nature”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
65870, Finland
+358 50 3466200

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Spent four days in the Kvarken area. Really good map available from the Vaasa Turist office for free. And you are going to need it in order to find nice sites to land and pitch your tent. Bring your own drinking water.

1  Thank Johanna K
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of nature , very few people. Landscape is constantly changing as the land is lifting 8mm per year. New islands appearing and growing.....

1  Thank Michał M
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Probably better to come in the summer but we still enjoyed it as we had a beautiful sunny day in April. We took a packed lunch as we figured the cafes would be closed. Only Berny's, just over the Replot bridge, was open. Handy being...More

Thank bendsy
Kookais, Toimitusjohtaja at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your visit. And you're welcome back in the summertime on another sunny day.

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

A 35 minutes drive from Vaasa. Nature trail, easy and well marked. You can choose a shorter " Bodvattnet runt" or a longer which takes You to a fireplace. You will find shelter and firewood there. Bring You own food and enjoy! We trekked slowly...More

1  Thank 12olle
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth seeing. We had a great hike around the site and then climbed the 100 steps to the top of the observation tower. What a treat! It's a great view of the ice age action. We...More

1  Thank htukk
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Local people are glad to show you the morene island and their wildlife. White tail eagle and other birds a easy to spot from a small boat or the birdwatch tower.

1  Thank Joeri J
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Wow - this place is amazing! We stayed in Bjorkoby, one of the islands on the archipelago. Its such a beautiful place (and a UNESCO site) - the landscape and wildlife are wonderful. Its so peaceful, yet well visited by many during the summer months...More

1  Thank LadyKaf
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Really nice surprise to find this here in Finland! Pretty seaside are with very variable nature, specialty is of course the rising land - it's well to be seen from tower at Svedjehamn, but also from boat tours made to nearby islands. Use some days...More

2  Thank Sinna61
Reviewed 22 June 2015

It is possible to drive to the Kvvarken archipelago from Vassa. We went there after we had been to the Terranova the day before. So, we were able to understand the tiny islets & rocks protruding out of the water in the Kvarken archipelago. They...More

1  Thank Laj S
Reviewed 5 August 2013

For sure, the Kvarken archipelago is a unique place and really deserves its World Heritage distinction. Not just for geology buffs, but also for the insight it gives into the very tangible effect that climatic change can have on our environment, and - of course...More

2  Thank Frédéric M
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