Vaasan Marssi

See this attachment: Vaasan Marssi 2021, information 10.8.2021
Note! The data will be still updated if necessary (corrections will be marked with yellow colour).

Walking is arranged on marked routes with resting places, take drinks and snacks with you.

Persons eligible to wear uniform are invited and encouraged to do so when participating in our event.

All participate at their own risk.

On Friday you can choose from four different routes. The first two (10 km and 20 km) go to the island area, which is a nature object on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage. The terrain is fairly difficult in some places, see picture. Registration not later than 27.7. The trip starts at 8:00 a.m. in the morning from the Town hall. The guides, the bus tour and a traditional island meal (fishsoup) are included in the fee. The other routes on Friday, 10 km and 21 km, start 12.00 a.m. – 13.00 a.m. from the Market Place.

Advices for the archipelago tour


On Saturday and Sunday you can choose between four different routes, 10 km, 21 km, 25/30 km and 42 km, which all start from the Market Place. The routes of 25 km and 42 km start on Saturday at 10:00 and at 15:00 (only 25 km). The routes of 30 km and 42 km start on Sunday 7:00– 8:00. The route of 10 km and 21 km start on both days at 8:00 – 10:00. 


It is highly recommended that you register in advance, see ‘Entry’. Pick up your walking pass and instructions at the starting point before the start or at Visit Vaasa –house with your name on Thursday (open from 9:00 a. m. to 19:00 p. m.).

The opening festival, cancelled

The finish

The finish is at the Market Place. Special medals and diplomas are handed to walkers on Sunday after walking. No finish ceremonies this year.

The walking event Vaasan Marssi has been confirmed as the Finnish representative in the International Walking Association (IML). Vaasan Marssi has been granted both IML- and IVV-status, which means that walkers can acquire a walking passport and start collecting stamps from different walking events (cf. www.imlwalking.org and www.ivv-web.org). A three day walk in Vaasan Marssi entitles to a stamp in the IML-passport. You must walk at least 20 km each day during the event (10 km if you are 70 years or older or you are walking with a child under 10 years old). This year Vaasan Marssi is not an IML event, so it’s not possible to get IML stamp or IML medal/number/diploma.

Vaasan Marssi map

Vaasan Marssi has its own unique medal that depicts the land uplift of the Ostrobothnian coast. To get the medal you will have to participate every day during the event. When you participate for the second, third, fourth etc. time you get a corresponding number to attach to the ribbon of the medal.

Every participant is also entitled to a diploma from Vaasan Marssi.


Print and take with you!