Vaasa, the Sunniest City in Finland

Vaasa is a bilingual city of 67.000 inhabitants and 12.000 students located on the west coast of Finland. The city is called the sunny pearl of the Kvarken.

We have a unique and beautiful green campus located right next to the sea on the doorstep of Kvarken archipelago, part of UNESCOs World Natural Heritage sites.

The town of Vaasa was founded in 1606 by Charles IX around the oldest harbour and trading point in Ostrobothnia. After a conflagration in 1852, the city was rebuilt in 1862 on its current place, 7km from the old town.

Today, Vaasa is the educational, cultural and tourist centre of Western Finland. A significant share of Finland's and Scandinavian's energy technological industry is concentrated to the Vaasa region.

The city of Vaasa is easy to reach: we are well connected with an airport, numerous train and bus connections, as well as cruisers travelling to Sweden!