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Welcome to the new website of Vaasa, the surrounding region and the Kvarken archipelago! This site is under development. The content on this site will be further developed. What do you think about this site?

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Unesco World Heritage
De Geer -moreenimuodostelman Salkaretin näkötornista katsottuna.

UNESCO World Heritage Site
Welcome to the Kvarken Archipelago

Valuable Natural Heritage

The unique Kvarken Archipelago is Finland's only Natural World Heritage Site on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Together with Sweden's High Coast, the Kvarken Archipelago is the best place in the world to experience and understand the land uplift phenomenon caused by the last Ice Age.

Merenkurkussa voit istahtaa kivelle ja hengittää.

Experience the Kvarken

In the Kvarken archipelago, you can experience the fresh nature, the idyllic villages and the breathtaking land uplift scenery.

Find your experience
Aaltoja ja kiviä Merenkurkun saaristossa.

The World Heritage in a nutshell

High meets low: the Kvarken Archipelago and Sweden's High Coast are a joint World Heritage Site on UNESCO's list. Traces of the Ice Age and continuous land uplift feature the both sides.

Learn more about the World Heritage
Maailmanperintöportissa voit tutustua Merenkurkun saaristoon.

World Heritage Gateway

Located next to Finland's longest bridge, the World Heritage Gateway is the starting point of your visit! At the gate you get to know World Heritage and get tips of the sights in the Kvarken archipelago. Welcome!

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We love the World Heritage

Did you know that Finland and Sweden develop together the joint World Heritage Site of High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago in the project called Lystra?

Read more about the project