Finland Round Trip by Train

Feb 20, 2020 11:49:04 AM

Explore the contrasts of Finnish nature by train

This package combines our amazing archipelago with the rolling lake and forest scenery. So, what's ahead? A tour into great views with fun activities, encounters with Scandinavian animals, and finally a relaxing sauna bath!

Day 1: Coastal Gems, Vaasa

Check in at Hotel in Vaasa, departure with rental car to Unesco World heritage area Kvarken, to explore and see the beautiful and ruff archipelago from the watchtower in Svedjehamn and have a late lunch at Restaurant Salteriet, beautifully located in the old fish salting hose by the sea.

Maybe you want to take a walk around the 3 km long trail and say hello to some Highland cattle who are living on the island. On the way back to center of Vaasa you cross the longest bridge in Finland and by the bridge there is a visitors-center for the Unesco area.

Ähtäri Zoo

Day 2: Touch of Scandinavian Nature, Ähtäri

Departure to Ähtäri Zoo & Resort, distance from Vaasa 160 km, approx. 2 hours by train (or by car).

Visit to Ähtäri Zoo, the oldest natural animal park in Finland, to see over 50 different animal species, mainly native to the Northern hemisphere and Scandinavian forest zone. Lunch at Snowpanda Deli&Café.

Later in the evening, you'll head for a guided midnight sun kayaking trip / evening kayaking trip to Lake Hankavesi. The night time trip is an unforgettable experience, especially in dark, warm, late summer evenings.

Tampere © Visit Tampere Laura Vanzo

© Visit Tampere / Laura Vanzo

Day 3: Tampere - The Sauna Capital of the World

Heading to Tampere, distance from Ähtäri Zoo 150 km, approx. 1 h 50 minutes by train (or by car).

Guided city tour: you will explore the city through three towers and three different perspectives. During the guided tour you will have the change to do some shopping, have lunch, visit the beautiful cathedral. And finally, have a nice, relaxing public sauna bath with a dip in the lake Näsijärvi!

Product information: Taste of Winter

  • Season: 1.5. - 30.9.2020
  • Duration: 3 days (+ possible extra days in Vaasa, Ähtäri or Tampere)
  • Participants: 2-10 pax
  • Minimum age: 18 (children starting from 13 years accompanied by adult)
  • Starting point: Scandic Waskia, Lemmenpolku 3, 65170 Vaasa
  • Languages: English
  • Services: 1. night accommodation at Scandic Waskia, Vaasa (dbl/twin room), 2. night accommodation at Hotel Mesikämmen, Ähtäri (dbl/twin room), 3 x lunch, Guide services on the kayaking trip and on Tampere city tour, sauna bath in Kaupinoja public sauna, rental kayak, paddle, buoyancy aid, spraydeck
  • Optional: 3rd night accommodation in Tampere, for example Scandic Tampere City located right next to the railway station, full board, other meals, other activities (sailing, trekking, fatbiking etc.)
  • Note: Train tickets and rental car excluded. We can provide you with the direct contact information for car rental companies and/or VR (railway company).

Header: © Kenth Nedergård

Booking Contact

Visit Vaasa
Erkki Laakso
Tel. +358 50 4699007 

Destination: Tampere

Finns' favourite city. Big and small. The city for Moomin fans, families, nature lovers, foodies and event junkies. The sauna capital of the World in the middle of the most beautiful Finnish Lakeland! Located just 2 hours from the capital Helsinki, Tampere makes a perfect destination when looking for an authentic Finnish lifestyle and city experience. Full of big-scale events and peaceful nature. In Tampere your clients can enjoy the public saunas and the Finnish nature like Finns do in their everyday life. Easy, friendly and uncomplicated!

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