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Welcome to the Korsholm archipelago!

Korsholm on the Finnish west coast has a very large archipelago, consisting of hundreds of larger and smaller islands. The two largest islands, Replot and Björköby, have more than 2000 permanent inhabitants, and on these islands the archipelago communities Björköby, Replot village, Norra Vallgrund, Södra Vallgrund, Söderudden, Brändövik, Vistan and Panike are found. The islands Köklot and Värlax also have permanent inhabitants. Furthest out in the Kvarken, approximately 15 km northwest of Björkö, the Valsörarna islands are found. Their nature and rich bird life are protected.


Since 1997, the longest bridge in Finland forms the connection between the archipelago and the mainland.

The closeness to the sea has affected the people living in the archipelago. Boats were the natural means of transportation long before cars, and the traditional livelihoods were fishing and seal
hunting. Land-uplift is a unique phenomenon that has constantly been forming and still forms the coast lines in the archipelago.

A beautiful archipelago, traditional archipelago villages, friendly people and excellent fishing waters are a few of the things the Korsholm archipelago has to offer. The Korsholm archipelago also has a rich history, and many entertaining stories still live in people’s minds.