Spend a splendid summer day at charming Svedjehamn!

Spend a splendid summer day at charming Svedjehamn! Photo: Linn Engström

Fall in love with the Archipelago

Where: Svedjehamn, Björköby
When: Saturday the 17th of June, at 10:00-15:00

Come and celebrate nature in 100 year old Finland!

Finland's 100th anniversary is celebrated throughout Finland with four special Nature days in 2017. In the Kvarken Archipelago, we celebrate on Saturday 17.6. by falling in love with the unique archipelago! 

There is something for everyone and it is easy to fall in love with the archipelago!



10:00 Welcoming and the Sirpaleet-choir
10:00-15:00 Market with local products, handicrafts and information
11:00-14:00 Vallgrund's coastguard station and Pohjanlahden Merivartiokilta ry -guild present themselves
12:00-14:00 Old wooden mail boats and rowing presentation - try it even yourself!

Free guided tours and cruises

10:00-15:00 Non-stop mini cruises at Kvarken worldheritage area
10:15-12:00 Guided tours about wildflowers and Kvarken world heritage (in Finnish and Swedish)
12:45-14:30 Guided tours about fishing, seal-fishing, and life in the archipelago 100-150 years ago (in Finnish and Swedish)

For children / family
11:00-14:00 The giant's footmarks - story time (in Finnish ans Swedish)
10:00-12:00 Meet the animals from Aava Kerttu's home farm
10:30-14:00 Explore the underwater world
10:00-15:00 Kvarken olympics
13:00-14:00 Fishing contest

Music / photo exhibition
12:00-12:30 Sirpaleet-choir
13:00 Opening of the photo exhibition
13:00-15:00 Live music and dance

10:00-15:00 Café Salteriet
11:00-14:00 Coffee and pancakes outdoors


At 9:00 departure from Vaasa city hall - at 10:00 arrival in Svedjehamn
At 15:00 departure from Svedjehamn - at 16:00 arrival in Vaasa city hall

Price: 5 € / person, under 12 year old children for free. Remember to bring cash, preferably even.

Book the transportation via e-mail by 13.6. at the latest! 

Tell your name, phonenumber, if and how many children under the age of 12 are coming, and if you are bringing a baby carriage.



The event is organized by Finnish Forest and Park Service (Metsähallitus/Forstsyrelsen) together with the following local parties:

Sekakuoro Sirpaleet, Kvevlax Spelmansgille, Korsholm 4H, Kvarkens naturskola, Café Salteriet, Mathantverk i Korsnäs, Världsarvet i Kvarken rf., Björkö byaråd, Björkö fornminnesförening, Fotoklubben Knäppisarna, Aava-Kertun Kotitila, Vallgrunds sjöbevakningsstation, Bottniska vikens Sjöbevaknings gille rf, Vesa Heinonen, Lotta Pada , Korsholm kommun, Vasa stad