Vaasan Marssi

Note! The attachment with the data

Walking is arranged on marked routes with resting places, where you can have water and in some places also something little to eat. Take something to drink and eat 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 between 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 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 – 13.00 from the Market Place.
Note! We’ll take the original archipelago track for use (no boat transport).


Advices for the archipelago tour, see the attachment

The routes that start from the Market place on Saturday are 42 km (start at 7:00-8:00 a.m.) and 10 km and 23 km (start at 9:30-10:00 a.m.). Arrive at the finish latest 06:00 p.m.

On Sunday all the routes start from the Market place: 25 km and 42 km at 7:00-8:00 a.m. and 10 km and 20 km at 8:00-10:00 a.m. Arrive at the Finish latest 6:00 p.m.


It is highly recommended that you register in advance, see ‘Entry’. Pick up your walking pass and instructions at the Market Place (near the statue) on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.(or before the start).

The opening festival

In Thursday evening, time and place will be announced later.

The finish

Special medals and diplomas are handed to walkers on Sunday after walking.

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). 

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.