Practical Information


Shopping in Vaasa

There are a lot of different kinds of shops all around Vaasa; most of the shops are situated around the market square in the city centre. If you need to purchase something with a small amount of money, it could be a good idea to visit one of the charity shops and flea markets in town. In these shops, you can find especially kitchenware, books, clothes etc.
There are a number of Finnish grocery shop chains in Vaasa that can be considered to have very reasonable prices: Citymarket, S-Market, Minimani, Halpa-Halli, Sale, Lidl and all the K-markets.

Supermarkets are usually open Mon-Fri 9-21 and Sat/Sun (8) 9-(18)21
Special shops are usually open Mon-Fri 9-17 (or 18) and Sat 9-13

Please also note, that on holidays the shops might be closed (like Epiphany, 1st of May etc.)

The Second Hand Shops are a good place to get basic goods such as plates, pans, kitchenware, clothes and much more. The prices are much lower than in the department stores.

Second Hand Shops, Charity Shops and Flea Markets:


Department Stores/Grocery Shops:
Citymarket,Hovioikeudenpuistikko 7
Minimani, Laivakatu 13
Halpa-Halli, Vaasanpuistikko 19

Prisma, Jukolantie 1