Stage 7: Unesco World Heritage sites, Coast & Archipelago, Finland - Scenic Route - Archipelago

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Stage 7: Unesco World Heritage sites, Coast & Archipelago, Finland

Scenic Route · Ostrobothnia
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  • Vaasa Market Place
    / Vaasa Market Place
    Photo: Ann-Brit Pada, Visit Finland
  • / Kvarken Archipelago UNESCO World Heritage
    Photo: Visit Finland
  • / Kvarken Archipelago UNESCO World Heritage Sunset
    Photo: Visit Finland
  • / Kvarken Archipelago UNESCO World Heritage
    Photo: Visit Finland
m 300 200 100 120 100 80 60 40 20 km Kirche von Mustasaari Terranova exhibition, … Site Öjen Nature … Archipelago Stundars open-air … centre Kvarken Boat Museum

On the way to Vaasa, visit the Söderfjärden plain and its visitor centre Meteoria Söderfjärden. Before the city of Vaasa, you can explore protected old-growth forests at Öjen

125.2 km
1:23 h
107 m
104 m

The Kvarken Archipelago is a living world heritage site where people live in harmony with their unique natural setting. Discover the village of Molpe and its pleasant seashores and restaurant. On Bergö Island you can enjoy magnificent seascapes and charming boathouses. The ferry from Molpe village to Bergö Island takes about 10 minutes. Picturesque old boathouses are among the highlights of one of the largest boat museums in the Nordic Countries - the Kvarken Boat Museum in the village of Malax. Well-known as a great place to watch migrating birds, the Söderfjärden plain was originally created by a cataclysmic meteorite  impact about 520  million years ago. The visitor centre Meteoria Söderfjärden has an exhibition, an astronomical observatory, a bird-watching tower and an energy cellar - own production of renewable energy with solarpower, wind and bio-diesel. Before you reach the city of Vaasa, stop off to explore a nature trail running through extensive protected old-growth forests at Öjen, where you can listen to the songs of woodland birds. 

Author’s recommendation

Close to Kristiinankaupunki, Tegelbruksbacken-Norrfjärden nature protection area is worth of visit.

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Pirjo Räsänen 
Updated: April 01, 2020

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Distance
125.2 km
Duration
1:23h
Ascent
107 m
Descent
104 m

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