Vaasa Airport, located in Vaasa in Western Finland, is the country’s 6th biggest airport in terms of passengers handled. In 2010, the airport handled 288,000 passengers. Vaasa airport was also named Airport of the Year in Finland for the years 2005 and 2008. The airport is served by airBaltic, Blue1, Finnair, and Flybe Nordic airlines as well as several charter flights to Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Greece, Spain, Turkey, and Thailand.
You can visit the ruins of the 14th-century St. Mary’s church in the old town of Vaasa, located about 6 kilometres southeast of the main town. Ruins of old churches and castles can be seen here. The market place and Finland’s Statue of Freedom are also interesting spots to visit. If you walk your way through Waterfront Park, you will see many interesting sights along the way, like the neo-gothic Court of Appeals and the 19th-century Vaasa prison which is still in use. See also the 47-metre tall water tower with an indoor climbing wall and let the amusement parks, spas, museums, and festivals fill your schedule.
If you’re the type who wants to explore a foreign city more up close, you will be delighted to know that the city is quite compact with most of its attractions reachable by foot. The city’s commercial centre as well as its nightlife can be found around the market square. You also have the option of taking the local bus if you want to visit the surrounding municipalities. The buses leave from the southern end of the market square or from the western side of Rewell Center shopping mall. When taking taxis, you can either go to the taxi stations in the centre of Vaasa or call for them.
Vaasa airport is your main gateway via air if you wish to enter the city of Vaasa in Western Finland. You can book your flight through Skyscanner, which offers the cheapest flights serviced by over 600 airlines to and from anywhere in the globe. From the airport, you can either take the Airport Bus or Airport Taxi to get to the city centre. You can also drive your way to the city by taking the main road 3 (E12) from
Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, all the way to Tampere until you reach Vaasa. The coastal main road 8 (E8) runs from Turku, a city in the Southwest coast of Finland, through Rauma and Pori to Vaasa. Trains from Helsinki are also efficient mode of transportation to Vaasa. All trains from Helsinki to Oulo and Rovaniemi through Tampere, stop at Seinajoki where you can take connection trains to Vaasa. Buses that run from Oulo to Turku also go through Vaasa and the ferry line called Wasaline, carrying passengers from Holmsund, Sweden to Vaasa. If you have your own motorboat, you can dock at Wasa Segelforening.
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