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TWO COUNTRIES, A WORLD OF CONTRASTS – Sweden and Finland
Explore a variety of nature experiences, activities, culture, food, history and cities. Kvarken Destinations has all these contrasts and much more located within a short distance – all year round.
Ever rising land meets ever rolling sea
Two countries, two coasts and just a short ferry-trip between them. In fact, the world’s largest land uplift will eventually create a land connection between the steep High Coast of Sweden and the low-lying Kvarken archipelago of Finland. Already, the dramatic land uplift has made the area a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, with unique traces of the ice sheet.
The pulse of cities meets the pulse of citizens
While traveling along the coasts you will visit picturesque fishing villages and small towns with wooden houses, but also vibrant cities such as Vaasa and Europe’s Capital of Culture 2014; Umeå. Everywhere you go, you will find fantastic restaurants, breweries and distilleries, or local fairs and auctions that get your heart rate up.
The music for your ears meets the music of your brain
If you are interested in art, architecture and music, you have a lot to discover. Here you can find large artists with their own museums, impressive sculpture parks and cozy galleries. But also go on architectural walks in the cities – or hikes where design is beautifully combined with nature. For top class music experiences, we can recommend the two opera houses or fantastic music festivals with nature as a stunning fund.
Pure nature meets pure fun
Nature is the destination’s greatest asset. Enjoy open sea, towering mountains, deep forests and wide expanses. And all activities or outings you can ask for – whether you are looking for slow or fast pace. Hiking and biking through the horizontal lowlands of Kvarken, going vertical at the High Coast or fishing in the salmon-filled rivers Vindelälven and Ångermanälven are just a few of them.
The midnight sun meets the morning mist
Warm encounters with both locals and people from all over the world wanting to discover the view, the sea, the smells and the culture of our World Heritage. We offer exotic tepees, lighthouses, bird nests and glass houses – or a stay next to the biggest crater in Europe. Whatever you choose, you will feel welcome.
Where high meets low – meet us!
Kvarken Destinations means an area in Western Finland and an area High Coast in Sweden: they todether provides unique destinatios for visitors. And of course a nice ferry Wasaline between them. In Sweden High Coast and Umeå and in Finland Seinäjoki Region, Vaasa Region, Kristinestad, Kokkola and Jakobstad Region offers a lot of see and experience all year round.
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