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June 3 to 6, 2022

Welcome to a journey along coast and archipelago to Vaasa, Kristinestad and Rauma through parts of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kvarken Archipelago and Old Rauma


Flight tickets will be sent by email

Friday 3.6.2022

International flights to Helsinki
16:20 AY 315 to Vaasa
Meet your Visit Finland host Ms Sanna Tuononen (tel: +33 6 48 20 17 19) at the departure gate before boarding

17:20 Arrival at Vaasa airport
Welcome to Vaasa Region  
Meet your Visit Vaasa host Mr Erkki Laakso (tel: +358 50 4699 007) at Vaasa airport
Transportation by bus to Isokyrö
18:20 Tour at Kyrö Distillery
21:00 Transportation to Vaasa
Check-in at Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Saturday 4.6.2022

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Short walk to inner harbour
Boat trip with m/s Corina
10:30 World Heritage Gateway - the Visitor Center of the Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
11:30  Transfer to Svedjehamn
12:00 Lunch at Café Salteriet
13:00 Visit to Observation Tower Saltkaret
The impressive, tar coloured Saltkaret raises to over 20 meters height in the World heritage area of Kvarken Archipelago. The tower, located in the fish harbour Svedjehamn, offers a beautiful view over the De Geer-moraines
15:00 Departure to Vallgrund and Aava Kertun pet farm
18:00 Back at the hotel, free time
19:15 Short walk to Restaurant HEJM

Sunday 5.6.2022

Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Guided city walk in Vaasa
11:00 Lunch
12:30 Sunday activities - cycling/kayaking depending on the weather
14:30 Sauna Raft
18:00 Visit to the ship Aurora Botnia
Wasaline's Aurora Botnia is the world's most environmentally friendly passenger vessel operating the world's northernmost all year round passenger route
20:00 Dinner at hotel restaurant 

Monday 6.6.2022

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out
09:30 Departure by Oravais Trafik Ab / OT-resor coach towards Naantali
11:00 Welcome to Kristinestad  Parmansgatan 2, meet your local hosts, Ms Helena Patoranta (tel: +358 40 740 2311) and Mr Janne Smeds
This well-preserved idyll of old wooden houses has a proud history as a commercial and maritime town with a well-established shipbuilding tradition. Also locally produced food, a sustainable lifestyle, improved wellbeing and a sense of local traditions sums up the soul of Kristinestad
Tour on foot around old city centre
13:00 Lunch at restaurant Jungman
Jungman Restaurant & Café Bar is situated in the centre of Kristiinan- kaupunki at the immediate waterline with large sea-view windows and a long summer terrace over the water - sea side feeling in the heart of the town
14:00 Departure to Rauma
16:00 Welcome to Rauma, a vibrant seaside and cultural city
Meet your Visit Rauma host Ms Irene Villanen (tel: +358 40 180 9786) at The Church of the Holy Cross, Luostarinkatu 1
Guided walking tour in Old Rauma
During the tour short visits in some of the boutiques, museums and artist´ workrooms and ateliers. Old Rauma is the largest wooden city area in the Nordic countries and it was granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1991. The over 600 wooden buildings are a home to hundreds of people and place of business to many unique boutiques, restaurants and cafés
Dinner at one of the cosiest restaurants in Old Town
19:00 Departure to Naantali
20:30 Check-in at Naantali Spa & Hotel

Midnight Sun Event Program in Turku and Naantali

Thursday 9.6.2022

Breakfast at the hotel
11:00 Departure by bus from Naantali to Helsinki Airport (via Turku)
11:30 Departure by bus from Turku
14:30 Check-in at Helsinki Airport
International flights home

Thank you for visiting Finland!

Flights to and from Finland, accommodation (single occupancy), transfers and all meals are covered by Visit Finland, Finnair and the host cities and companies during the event and the pre and post tours 


Finnair flights to Helsinki
AY 315 Helsinki-Vaasa


Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Naantali Spa & Hotel

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing
  • Swimming suit for sauna
  • Sunglasses
  • Happy mood

Sustainable Travel Finland

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Since June 2020 it's been possible to achieve the Sustainable Travel Finland –label and the number of labeled companies is growing steadily. Find sustainable travel options at Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland webpage.

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Contact us

Visit Finland France

Sanna Tuononen

Visit Finland Helsinki

Anne Niska

Visit Vaasa

Erkki Laakso

Visit Kristinestad

Janne Smeds

Visit Rauma

Irene Villanen