Vaasan Marssi wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and a good Walking Year 2018

Suomi-Finland declared itself independent 100 years ago. Finland was besides Russia and Great Britain the only European country being a part in WW II that was not occupied during the war.

Vaasan Marssi was accepted 20 years ago as an event among the IML walking events. The event run by volunteers.

In Vaasa and its neighbourhood free IVV-walks will be arranged on Wednesday 9th of August and on Thursday 10th together with the outdoor association Vaasan Latu and inhabitants of the township Vähäkyrö. The starting time of the bus is 13 o’clock in front of the Town Hall. The transportation fee is 10 euros. On Wednesday we look at the surroundings of the lake Pilvilampi and the water treatment plant of the town Vaasa (about 12 km). On Thursday we will walk along the shores of the river Kyrönjoki and hear about the history and culture of Vähäkyrö (about 10 km). If you want to participate, please contact Helena Kyröläinen (helena.kyrolainen(at) and Margareta Blomfeldt (margareta.blomfeldt(at) by email beforehand. The number of participants is limited due to transportation.

We try to avoid use and discard culture – bring your own drinking cup. Cups will be available to buy or hire.

School accomodation: Merenkurkun koulu, address: Kirkkopuistikko 33, ph +358408483130.

Participants in archipelago: Follow weather reports! After rain the paths might be rather wet. Let us know of any food allergies etc in advance.