Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site Trails

Recommended at Kvarken Archipelago

Bodvattnet runt 4-km circular trail, with a demanding accessible section of 0.9 km and 1.3 km / direction

 Demanding accessible nature trail symbol  Accessible dry toilet symbol.   

Next to the water area are old small buildings and fishing equipment.

Estimated time to walk is about 1,5 h in summer.
Easy for beginners, families and groups. With wheelchair and baby carriages it is possible to go from Svedjehamn's parking area to the observation tower (about 800 m) and to Bodback's old harbour (about 1,3 km).
Starting point: Parking area at the Svedjehamn fishing harbour.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21.5687' lon: 21° 18.0069' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 70412731 E: 3215180

Description of Bodvattnet Runt.

Sommarö Nature Trail, 1.5 km, a longer trail of 7 km / direction and demanding accessible 2.4 km circular trail

Demanding accessible nature trail symbol   

A nature trail with information arrows.

Estimated time to walk is about 1-2 h in summer. Easy for beginners, families and groups. Starting point: Parking area in the yard of the Sommarö guardhouse.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 09.8081' lon: 21° 18.2846'ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7019468 E: 3213471

Description of Sommarö Nature Trail.
 

Öjen Nature trail, 4.5 km back and forth       

A coniferous forest with a fallen tree in the foreground.

Estimated time to walk is about 2,5 h in summer. Easy for beginners, families and groups. Starting point: Parking area by the road running from Vaasa to Sundom.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 04.1704' lon: 21° 34.4469' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7007846 E: 3226122

Description of Öjen Nature Trail.   

Other Trails   


Risö Nature Trail, 4.9 km        

A reef bay.

Estimated time to walk is about 1-2 h in summer. Easy for beginners, families and groups. Duckboardtrail to bird watching tower. Starting point: Parking area at the end of Ampujatie Road.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 03.7663' lon: 21° 41.9537'ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7003634 E: 232305

Description of Risö Nature Trail.  

Kikanberget Nature Trail, 0.8 km back and forth    

A bench and a table by a rocky beach.

Estimated time to walk is about 1h in summer. Mainly easy, climb to the rock a bit more demanding. The staircase to the observation tower is steep.
Starting point: Café next to the Klobbskat harbour.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 18.2621' lon: 21° 05.5286' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7033144 E: 204185

Description of Kikanberget Nature Trail.
 

The First Part of the Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail, 3.4 km in one direction

 Demanding accessible nature trail symbol Accessible dry toilet symbol.   

An autumn picture of a roof-covered outdoor kitchen made of wood with birch trees in the background.

Estimated time to walk is about 3 h in summer. Easy route, however, one crossing of the sheepfence and somewhat rocky. Starting point: Parking area in the Svedjehamn fishing harbour.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21. 5709 ' lon: 21° 18.0090' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7041276 E: 3215182

Description of Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail.   

Västerö Hiking Trail, 4.6 km/6 km/14 km       

Table and bench on a rocky beach.

Estimated time to walk is about 3 -5 h in summer. Rather demanding route. Starting points: Parking areas by Söderskatavägen and Equityvägen at Västerö.
Parking area by Söderskatavägen Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 20. 2521 ' lon: 21° 57.6175' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7036063 E: 3247942.
Parking area by Equityvägen: Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21. 3112' lon: 21° 58.3042' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7037981 E: 3248668.

Description of Västerö Hiking Trail.
 

Mickelsörarna Nature Trail, 1 km/ 1.5 km circular  
    
Sea view from a tower. Birches and stones in the foreground.

Estimated time to walk is about 1,5 h in summer. Rather demanding route. Starting point: Yard of the Mickelsörarna Nature Station.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 27. 6243 ' lon: 21° 46.3972' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7047522 E: 239649

Description of Mickelsörarna Nature Trail.  

Molpehällorna Nature Trail, 1 km/2 km/3 km circular trail     

A bay with reeds. A hiker stands on a rock and takes notes.

Estimated time to walk is about 1,5 h in summer. Rather demanding route. Starting point: Yard of the Molpe Nature Station.
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 53. 5349 ' lon: 21° 05.4567'ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6990306 E: 3199951

Description of Molpehällorna Nature Trail.

Valsörarna Nature Trail, 2,8 km in one direction     

People stand on a rocky nature trail. On both sides there is green shrubbery.

Estimated time to walk is about 3 h in summer. Rather demanding route. Starting points: Piers in the nothern side or southern sid of the island.
A pier in the nothern side of the island: Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 27. 6243 ' lon: 21° 46.3972' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7047522 E: 239649
A pier in the southern side of the island: 
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 27. 6243 ' lon: 21° 46.3972' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7047522 E: 239649

Description of Valsörarna Nature Trail.
 

The Archipelago Part oc the Björkö-Panike Hiking Trail, 8.6 km in one direction       

Deciduous forest in the summertime.

Estimated time to walk is about 3-4 h in summer. Rather demanding route.
Starting points: Parking area in the Panike small boat harbour or the parking area in the Svedjehamn fishing harbour. From there, continue by boat to the hiking trail's archipelago part.
Stora Segelsören
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 21. 5405 ' lon: 21° 14.1221' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7038560 E: 211890
Rotörskatan
Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 63° 19. 5630 ' lon: 21° 09.4536'ETRS-TM35FIN N: 7035252 E: 207674

Description of Björkö - Panike Hiking Trail.

Check for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Drawing of a fireplace. The drawing shows the roof, the flue and off the ground.

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