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Guidebook for Vasa

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Guidebook for Vasa

Food Scene
Vegetarian, organic food! Web: www.caferaawka.fi
Raawka cafe
23 Brändövägen
Vegetarian, organic food! Web: www.caferaawka.fi
Yummy Indian food in a nice restaurant! Family friendly. Web: www.kaavyacuisine.com
Kaavya Cuisine
17 Vaasanpuistikko
Yummy Indian food in a nice restaurant! Family friendly. Web: www.kaavyacuisine.com
Bakery and café.
Oy Othello-Products Ab
18 Brändövägen
Bakery and café.
A large and nice library. Space to read newspapers and magazines from around the world. Cafe.
Vaasan kaupunginkirjasto-maakuntakirjasto
13 Biblioteksgatan
A large and nice library. Space to read newspapers and magazines from around the world. Cafe.
Nice lunch buffet (Thai food).
Restaurant Chili&Lime
16 Kauppapuistikko
Nice lunch buffet (Thai food).
Lovely Thai lunch buffet. Web: https://fi-fi.facebook.com/RestaurantYimSiam
Palosaarentie 16
16 Palosaarentie
Lovely Thai lunch buffet. Web: https://fi-fi.facebook.com/RestaurantYimSiam
A cheaper alternative to the nearby Koti Pizza... :)
Palosaarentie 21
21 Palosaarentie
A cheaper alternative to the nearby Koti Pizza... :)
A nice lunch buffet of Finnish "home food". Web: www.panoramavasa.fi
Panorama
16 Vaasanpuistikko
A nice lunch buffet of Finnish "home food". Web: www.panoramavasa.fi
Finnish pizza restaurant chain founded in Vasa 1987. Web: www.kotipizza.fi
Båtmansgatan 14
14 Pursimiehenkatu
Finnish pizza restaurant chain founded in Vasa 1987. Web: www.kotipizza.fi
A new sushi restaurant at the beach. Small and cozy, tables outside. I tried the Vietnamese rice paper rolls - yum!
Beckögatan
A new sushi restaurant at the beach. Small and cozy, tables outside. I tried the Vietnamese rice paper rolls - yum!
They have dumplings, etc. Cash only.
Palosaarentie 15
15 Palosaarentie
They have dumplings, etc. Cash only.
Located in "Fabriikki". Web: http://www.amica.fi/en/Ravintolat/Amica-restaurants/Areas/Vaasa/Restaurant-Buffetti/
Yliopistonranta
Located in "Fabriikki". Web: http://www.amica.fi/en/Ravintolat/Amica-restaurants/Areas/Vaasa/Restaurant-Buffetti/
Essentials
A small and nice library.
Brändö bibliotek | Vasa stadsbibliotek
A small and nice library.
Small supermarket with a cash machine outside (on the roadside).
S-market
26 Palosaarentie
Small supermarket with a cash machine outside (on the roadside).
An academic library. It also has a cafe and lots of newspapers. Wifi: UwasaOpen. Web: www.tritonia.fi
Vaasan Tiedekirjasto
7 Yliopistonranta
An academic library. It also has a cafe and lots of newspapers. Wifi: UwasaOpen. Web: www.tritonia.fi
Nearest food shop.
Sale
13 Brändövägen
Nearest food shop.
Food shop.
K-Market Kaptensgatan
22 Kapteeninkatu
Food shop.
Food shop with POST OFFICE.
Ahventie 19
19 Ahventie
Food shop with POST OFFICE.
Organic foods, cosmetics, etc. Web: www.ekosoppi.com
Ekosoppi
20 Vaasanpuistikko
Organic foods, cosmetics, etc. Web: www.ekosoppi.com
Cozy place to shop and eat. Web: www.vaasankauppahalli.fi
Vasaesplanaden 18
18 Vaasanpuistikko
Cozy place to shop and eat. Web: www.vaasankauppahalli.fi
Organic veggies, etc. Some directly from the farmer. Web: https://sv-se.facebook.com/Kodialsgronsaker
Kodials Grönsaker Ravel Kodial
266 Singsbyntie
Organic veggies, etc. Some directly from the farmer. Web: https://sv-se.facebook.com/Kodialsgronsaker
Everything Else
The beach!
Smulterö badstrand
The beach!
Nice and popular beach.
Hietasaari Beach
Nice and popular beach.
A nice park with a beach. The beach has a section for ladies only.
Kustaanlinna Park
A nice park with a beach. The beach has a section for ladies only.
A nice park.
Hietalahti Park
A nice park.
A nice park with a pond.
Tiklaspuisto
A nice park with a pond.
A small forest with a nature trail.
Pikitehtaanpuisto
A small forest with a nature trail.
Vasa's hospital. Emergency room.
Vaasa Central Hospital
2-4 Hietalahdenkatu
Vasa's hospital. Emergency room.
Here you can rent a beach sauna (even if you're not staying in the camping area). Web: www.topcamping.fi
Top Camping Vaasa
Here you can rent a beach sauna (even if you're not staying in the camping area). Web: www.topcamping.fi
Tourist information
Ostrobothnia Tourism
30 Rådhusgatan
Tourist information
Nice place to play miniature golf.
Botnia Minigolf
Nice place to play miniature golf.
A nice park area. In July-August you can pick sea-buckthorn berries here, they are very rich in vitamin C.
Kulmakatu 2
2 Vinkelgatan
A nice park area. In July-August you can pick sea-buckthorn berries here, they are very rich in vitamin C.
House for homeless cats. Open doors Thursdays 6 pm - 8.30 pm. Web: www.vaasankissatalo.org
Katthuset
35 Levonsgatan
House for homeless cats. Open doors Thursdays 6 pm - 8.30 pm. Web: www.vaasankissatalo.org
Nearest pharmacy.
Palosaaren apteekki - Brändö apotek om.inneh. Carita Heikkilä
19 Brändövägen
Nearest pharmacy.
Downhill and cross-country skiing.
Öjbergintie 98
98 Öjbergsvägen
Downhill and cross-country skiing.
This is the "tori" (Finnish for market square) where there's a big statue (Finland's Statue of Liberty) and kiosks selling food and ice-cream. Occasionally there's a market, etc. going on.
Market Square
This is the "tori" (Finnish for market square) where there's a big statue (Finland's Statue of Liberty) and kiosks selling food and ice-cream. Occasionally there's a market, etc. going on.
Brändö's market square. There's a place to buy fast food here: Brändö grillen.
Palosaaren tori
Brändö's market square. There's a place to buy fast food here: Brändö grillen.
Web: www.finavia.fi/en/vaasa
Vaasa Airport
Web: www.finavia.fi/en/vaasa
A beach, nice place to swim in summer.
Abborrön
A beach, nice place to swim in summer.
Vasa was founded in Old Vasa in 1606. There's museum, etc.
Ruins of Old Vaasa
5 Kauppiaankatu
Vasa was founded in Old Vasa in 1606. There's museum, etc.
Vasa's Swedish theatre. Web: www.wasateater.fi
Sandögatan 7
7 Sandögatan
Vasa's Swedish theatre. Web: www.wasateater.fi
Books, music, films, cards, gifts. There's a second hand shop downstairs. Web: www.allkristet.fi
Fredsgatan 20
20 Fredsgatan
Books, music, films, cards, gifts. There's a second hand shop downstairs. Web: www.allkristet.fi
Take the ferry to Sweden (Umeå). Web: www.wasaline.com
Port of Vaasa
Take the ferry to Sweden (Umeå). Web: www.wasaline.com
Entertainment & Activities
A large and nice park area, especially good for families with children (lot of things to play with/on). There are also docks for fishing and a place to play beach volley.
Onkilahti Park
A large and nice park area, especially good for families with children (lot of things to play with/on). There are also docks for fishing and a place to play beach volley.
Indoor swimming pools. Costs 5,70 euros for adults, 3 euros for children aged 4-12, older children and students 4 euros. Includes gym, swimming, sauna. You may also take part in water gymnastics.
Vaasan uimahalli
8 Sandviksgatan
Indoor swimming pools. Costs 5,70 euros for adults, 3 euros for children aged 4-12, older children and students 4 euros. Includes gym, swimming, sauna. You may also take part in water gymnastics.
Nice place to swim! Especially if you prefer warm water. Web: www.tropiclandia.fi
Tropiclandia
1 Sommarstigen
Nice place to swim! Especially if you prefer warm water. Web: www.tropiclandia.fi
A nice place to swim in the summer (beach).
Kronvik simstrand
A nice place to swim in the summer (beach).
A nice playground for children.
Lotsgatan 6
6 Luotsikatu
A nice playground for children.
Nice place to swim (beach).
Vikingavägen 31
31 Vikingavägen
Nice place to swim (beach).
Playground.
Arbetaregatans lekområde
Playground.
This park has a nice playground for children and an outdoor rug washing facility.
Salmipuisto
This park has a nice playground for children and an outdoor rug washing facility.
Forest path with sculptures.
Edvininpolku
Forest path with sculptures.
Indoor play area for children. Web: www.swingeling.fi
Karperövägen 1
1 Karperövägen
Indoor play area for children. Web: www.swingeling.fi
Nice place to go and feed ducks and birds.
Hovioikeus Park
1 Hovioikeudenpuistikko
Nice place to go and feed ducks and birds.
Sightseeing
The maritime museum.
Maritime museum of Vaasa
1 Pikitehtaankatu
The maritime museum.
A nice park with a rose garden.
Rytilaakso
A nice park with a rose garden.
Palosaari church. International meetings in English Sundays 1 pm (not in June, July and August).
Palosaari Church
14-16 Kapteeninkatu
Palosaari church. International meetings in English Sundays 1 pm (not in June, July and August).
An interesting museum, Meteoria, in the middle of Finland's most beautiful meteorite crater, Söderfjärden. The nearby hill Öjberget with it's view tower is also worth a visit. Web: www.meteoria.fi
Meteoriittikraatteri
An interesting museum, Meteoria, in the middle of Finland's most beautiful meteorite crater, Söderfjärden. The nearby hill Öjberget with it's view tower is also worth a visit. Web: www.meteoria.fi
An interesting museum in the nice little village Solf. Web: www.stundars.fi
Stundars
An interesting museum in the nice little village Solf. Web: www.stundars.fi
Worth a visit, the park surrounding it is nice as well.
Vaasa Church
24 Kyrkoesplanaden
Worth a visit, the park surrounding it is nice as well.
On the top of this hill you will find a nature trail leading up to the view tower of Öjberget. In August you can pick blueberries in the forest.
Markvägen
On the top of this hill you will find a nature trail leading up to the view tower of Öjberget. In August you can pick blueberries in the forest.
Arts & Culture
An interesting museum where you can find out about the history of Vasa. Web: www.pohjanmaanmuseo.fi
Ostrobothnian Museum
3 Museigatan
An interesting museum where you can find out about the history of Vasa. Web: www.pohjanmaanmuseo.fi
Here you can buy souvenirs and local products. There's also a cafe. Web: www.loftet.fi
Raastuvankatu 28
28 Raastuvankatu
Here you can buy souvenirs and local products. There's also a cafe. Web: www.loftet.fi
Sloyd brain teasers. A shop with Finnish puzzles, games and brain teasers. Web: www.sloyd.fi
Brändövägen 19
19 Brändövägen
Sloyd brain teasers. A shop with Finnish puzzles, games and brain teasers. Web: www.sloyd.fi
Cinema. Web: www.kinocity.fi/fi/gloria
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 16
16 Hovioikeudenpuistikko
Cinema. Web: www.kinocity.fi/fi/gloria
Culture café and concert venue. Web: www.kulturskafferiet.com
Ritz Vaasa
22 Kirkkopuistikko
Culture café and concert venue. Web: www.kulturskafferiet.com
Shopping
One of the best second hand markets in town.
Comboliina
4 Magasinsgatan
One of the best second hand markets in town.
Red cross second hand market.
Meijerinkatu
Red cross second hand market.
Second hand shop.
Palosaarentie 77
77 Palosaarentie
Second hand shop.
Large second-hand market. It has a playroom for children and is open every day. Web: www.suvikirppis.fi
Rinnakkaistie 15
15 Rinnakkaistie
Large second-hand market. It has a playroom for children and is open every day. Web: www.suvikirppis.fi
Large supermarket. Web: www.k-citymarket.fi/kaupat/vaasa-keskusta/
K-Citymarket
17 Hovioikeudenpuistikko
Large supermarket. Web: www.k-citymarket.fi/kaupat/vaasa-keskusta/