Visit Vaasa

The Vaasa region offers new experiences by the west coast of Finland. Enjoy wonderful sea views and beautiful nature, or spend the day surrounded by the architecture, museums and restaurants.

More information about Vaasa area from here


Vaasa is easily accessible by car, train or plane. The main bus station and train station are located in the very core of the city center and you can easily walk to the hotels and the conference venue from there.

The airport is about 10 km (15-20 min drive with a car) from the city center. The best way to travel between the airport and city center or conference venue is a local taxi.

More information on the transportation can be found from the links below:

Vaasa airport

Train schedules (VR)

Local bus 

Local taxi


The city center of Vaasa is compact in size and most places are within a walking distance from the city center. Most hotels are located in the city center and you can easily walk to the conference venue of University of Vaasa, which is 1,7 km (about 20 minutes by walking) from the center.

We have selected three hotels with discount prices for NCCR2018 conference attendees. You can find more information about the hotels here.

Please, notice that the conference attendees should make the reservation themselves directly to the hotel. In order to get the discount, be in contact directly with the hotel or use the hotels’ own e-registration forms.