Korsholm (Finnish: Mustasaari) is a municipality of Finland. The town of Vaasa was founded in Korsholm parish in 1606 and today the municipality completely surrounds the city. It is a coastal, mostly rural municipality, consisting of a rural landscape and a large, fractured archipelago. The administrative center is Smedsby (Finnish: Sepänkylä), situated 3 km (2 mi) from Vaasa center along Finnish national road 8.
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4.5 based on 24 reviews
This is a wonderful museum. It houses the Hedman collection and this used to be their home. There are period rooms and hundreds of art works, Finnish and some masters, including an Etruscan piece. There are ceramics and silver as well. The Hedmans had a large and varied collection. There are details in multiple languages in each of the rooms. The museum also has a geological history, including an excellent 15 minute video in several languages. Natural history of the region is another interesting section. The people at the desk are well informed and one of them described the Hedmans in great detail for us. We would never have known about the Etruscan piece had he not searched us out and offered to answer questions. We really appreciated that.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
Come and experience life as it may have been at the turn of the 20th century in the countryside in Ostrobothnia. Stundars open air museum consists of seventy buildnings that have all been relocated from villages in Korsholm and the Vaasa region. There is a country shop, a village school and a farmhouse as wess as many artisans' workshops and crofters' cottages.
Stundars isn't very big. It has a fair amount of houses but the area itself won't keep you busy for more than maybe an hour. If you go with a group you can get a guided tour.
What I like to do after I've visited is go to the cafe/gift shop and buy something to eat and drink. From the gift shop you can buy things like candy, books and soaps.
What's great about Stundars is that they often arrange events and fairs there and on these occasions the atmosphere is usually great. Therefore I would advice people to try and visit when there is an event of some kind.
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4.5 based on 23 reviews
Terranova is one of three permanent exhibits in the OstroBothnian Museum. We visited the museum specifically to see Terranova and it did not disappoint. The presentation of the geological phenomenon of the Kvarken Archipelago was engaging and interesting. We also learnt a lot about the Gulf of Bothnia, the Bothnian Sea and the Baltic Sea and what makes them special. The ecology, the flora and the fauna of the region were also interestingly presented. Best of all, it was compact and not too complicated or detailed for a lay person. We would highly recommend Terranova for anyone interested in geography (not necessarily just the region). It is possibly the best museum dedicated to geography and geology that we have seen anywhere.
4 based on 16 reviews
It's a wonderful place to visit, the location is breathtakingly beautiful, you get to see the sea and the Islands while driving through the bridge and you can take some awesome pictures and selfies from it/nearby.
This place changes depending on the weather and is obviously at its best from May to September, but driving through it is quite an experience even in winter.
It's faster and easier by car, of course, but it's possible to go by bike, too.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
This site is well worth visiting as it has a great physical/visual timeline of the AU's and the size of the planets along Loisketie (road) for relative enormity of the size of the sun and the other planets and their relative sizes. The Observatory was NOT open when we visited, but apparently has a telescope inside for studying celestial bodies hundreds of millions of light years out into the universe. There is an observation tower on site that is open all the time and provided us with great views of the magnitude of the impact zone and the birds that feed in the fields.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
Nice view of the World heritage site of Kvarken. Not the easiest trail, but if you have proper shoes it will work out fine. If you take the longest route, you need somebody to assist you with a boat. Nice area for photographing.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Well worth going in to get a flavor of older Vaasa. One gets a sense of why Vaasa served as capital for a while. Walk up the staircase, look at the main hall, then go out and appreciate the building
4.5 based on 3 reviews
On the idyllic farm Aava Kertun kotitila in Sodra Vallgrund, Kvarken archipelago, the visitor has the opportunity to experience an authentic Finnish farm environment, and meet many different animals.
We were there with other families. kids were loving everything there because they have no chance to see so many home raise animals anywhere else. Even my eldest 18 year daughter were attracted because of the nice and gentle cats. kids also had chance to ride the horse for a short distance. adults were sitting in the Sunshine and enjoying the coffee,really relaxing. It was the first time I saw the pigs with such long and funny hair. We will come back again next summer with friends.
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