Vaasa ferry port in Finland connects you with Umea in Sweden with a choice of up to 9 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Vaasa to Umea crossing is from 4 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Wasaline.
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. The history of Vaasa begins in the 14th century, when the seafarers from the coastal region in central Sweden disembarked at the present Old Vaasa, and the wasteland owners from Finland proper came to guard their land.
King Charles IX founded the town of Vaasa on October 2, 1606 around the oldest harbour and trade point in the Mustasaari church village 7 km to the southwest from the present city. King Charles IX gave the town the name of his royal house. Thanks to the sea connections ship building and trade, especially tar trade, was flourishing from the seventeenth century and most of the inhabitants earned their living from it.
In 1683 the three-subject or ‘trivial’school moved from Nykarleby to Vaasa and four years later a new schoolhouse was built in Vaasa. Finland’s first library was founded in Vaasa in 1794.