Vaasa ferry port in Finland connects you with Umea in Sweden with a choice of up to 9 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Vaasa to Umea crossing is from 4 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Wasaline.
The city centre is fairly compact and can be covered relatively easy on foot. For the tired and weary, there is an efficient bus system running through the city.
Doused in students and young people, Vaasa is a city that is rife with things to do; the nightlife is frenetic, the city centre has a wealth of amenities and it lays home to one of the biggest water parks in Scandinavia. Tropiclandia is perhaps the standout attraction, drawing in many visitors spanning all age ranges – it can become particularly busy during the summer months so it may be worthwhile going around September to make the most of the plethora of rides. Aside from the park, Vaasa is drenched in historical and cultural landmarks; the Österbottens Museum and Terranova both provide an educational experience.
If museums aren’t your thing, browse the aisles of the copious outlets in the three large shopping centres, offering bespoke items from around Finland and some bargain clothing from Sweden. After a day perusing the shops, head to one of the myriad of vibrant bars and bustling clubs offering the cocktail of fresh drinks amid a lively atmosphere.
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland, located in the region of Ostrobothnia, and is named after the Royal House of Vasa. The port is used as the gateway to Sweden, with crossings to Umeå on the Swedish east coast typically lasting around 4 hours 30 minutes.
Vaasa Ferry Port is located in Vaskiluoto which is approximately 4 km from the city centre. Take route 6741/Vaasanpuistikko and follow the signs to 'Uumaja' and 'satama'.
Vaasa is approximately 240 km from Tampere and 270 km from Jyväskylä. Take route E12 from Tampere and from Jyväskylä take route 18 towards Seinäjoki and Vaasa.
There is a train station in the city centre which is about 4 km from the port. From Vaasa there are good rail connections to various cities in Finland.
There is a bus station in the city centre. Local bus no. 5 from Vaasa city centre stops at the port if required.
Skeppsredaregatan 1, Hamnterminalen, FIN-65170 Vasa
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