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  • Leif B
    Pietarsaari, Finland2,975 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I liked this museum. It tells about the history of Vasa and Osterbotten and they have also many important paintings from the golden age of Finnish painting in the Hedmans collection. Well worth visiting.
    Written 23 October 2022
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  • James
    Helsinki, Finland96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fascinating place. When you hear of a site of a meteorite impact you are thinking of a big crater, perhaps a sign of the tremendous power of a meteorite hitting the earth.

    Well at Meteoriihi there is the mildest of craters, if it was not for the small farming strips, assorted in a giant circle surrounded by trees, you would not know this was a crater. This is probably why it is so special, on discovering the history of the site it used to be full of water and then there was a giant land reclamation project which turned it into shared farmland.

    There is a tower to climb and get a good 360 view of the crater. The place has an information centre but it was closed during our evening visit. There are use useful information boards around giving details on the history of the site. I love these small semi-unknown tourist sites!
    Written 10 August 2020
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  • Elisabeth
    Vaasa, Finland5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If one wants to get to know Vasa and its surroundings, this is the place to go. The landrising in the area is a world Record which affects the nature in an obvious way. In this Museum one can learn all about it. If one doesn’t have a car to go and explore by oneself, this is a good option. Be sure to visit the part called Terra Nova.
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • 967harria
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Close to the Old Vaasa ruins. If you go to see the ruins, do not miss the church. Used to be a court house. Check the times to get inside. If possible choose a sunny morning/day for the interior. Nice linden alley next to the church. And it is free.
    Written 30 November 2018
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  • Mikael A
    Umeå, Sweden40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cozy place. Went there with my girlfriend for a couple of beers. We each bought a "tasting platter" containing 6 beers on each. I'd definitely recommend that! Great way to try their own beers. Some exciting, some good and some decent.
    Good service, and overall a fun place to visit.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Alek5ander
    St. Petersburg, Russia169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice local museum. Three floors of interesting stuff. Exhibition is big but could be more informative. Worth to visit.
    Written 1 June 2019
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  • Heli K
    Lappeenranta, Finland1,686 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a trip from Vaasa to Umeå with Wasaline's new ferry. Compared to ferries which goes from Helsinki or Turku to Sweden this is quite small, but just perfect for this purpose. We had also our car with us.
    On our way to Sweden we had à la carte -lunch and it was nice. On our way back to Finland we had a buffet dinner and it was better than à la carte.... tells just how good the buffet is. I am glad we traveled first day time so we could see everything in a day light - but it was wonderful to came back in the evening - the sun set was so beautiful. There is also a small shop if you happen to need something.
    And since there is actually nothing else to do than have a lunch or dinner and admire the scenery - I recommend to take a good book, charge batteries for you devices or play cards with your friends.
    Written 11 March 2023
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  • Maria E
    Härnösand, Sweden123 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive considering the experience was not very satisfying. Jacuzzi was not warm, not a pleasant experience to sit in any one of them. The kids did enjoy the park with its wave machine and water slides etc. It is a rather small water park, and seems to be left to its destiny…not properly maintained. Staff was nice, sauna and showers very good.
    Written 27 June 2023
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  • AAdeRotte
    Oegstgeest, The Netherlands165 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This meteor crater is a place of cosmic connection with the universe. Although is is not very spectacular at first, it becomes all the more fascinating if one realises what has happened here 500.000.000 years ago. The information centre is quite informative, for adults as well as for children. Look on the web site to see the opening times.
    Written 5 January 2024
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  • Helena M
    Espoo, Finland274 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice 1,5 km walk in the woods with wooden and metal carvings all along the way.
    This place is about 3km outside Vaasa city center. Best to arrive by own car, small parking lot at the beginning of the trail.
    Written 17 July 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This beautiful City Hall was built in 1883. It is hard to visit unless you attend a concert, a meeting or a congress.

    We managed to see the main staircase when we tried to find the Art Hall in the same building. The entrance to that was on the other side of the building.

    The art exhibition showed stunning black and white images of Africa's nature.
    Written 21 June 2018
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland6,310 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Öjberget is a ski center but there is an observation tower there, too. The observation tower is free and it is open (24/7) also in summer. In summer there aren't any services in the ski center. The correct address is Öjbergintie 98 (Sundom), 65410 Vaasa.

    Söderfjärden is the globally unique meteorite impact crater that was created 520 million years ago. In the explosion the celestial body that crashed down created a crater bowl more than 300 meters deep. Still nowadays 10 % of Söderfjärden is located below the sea level.

    Öjberget is a part of the border mountain chain surrounding the crater. Nowadays the top of Öjberget is located over 50 meters above the sea level and the top of the observation tower 65 meters above the sea level. So this is a good place to see Söderfjärden which is a flat field area nowadays. It is also the most important resting place of cranes in Finland. Sometimes there have been 6000 cranes at the same time there.

    Over half a century ago Söderfjärden was "the kingdom of barns". There were more than 3000 barns there. Nowadays only 100 barns are left.

    There is also a nature trail around Öjberget. You may see a pothole, boulders and ancient shorelines there. People have lived here already 4000 years ago.

    This observation tower was very interesting. Even my teenage son loved it very much.
    Written 10 July 2018
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