A night in Seinäjoki, Finland

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Seinäjoki

Seinäjoki, situated in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland, is a dynamic city known for its unique culture, architecture, and annual events. Although relatively small in terms of population, it plays a pivotal role in the region’s economic and cultural activities.

Seinäjoki, Finland

Historical & Geographical Overview:

  • Located on the banks of the Seinäjoki River, the city has been a central point of commerce and communication.
  • Its growth was further stimulated in the late 19th century with the arrival of the railway.

Architectural Highlights:

  • Aalto Centre: Designed by the renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, this group of buildings stands as a testament to modern Finnish architecture. It comprises the town hall, library, church, and theatre, all epitomizing Aalto’s signature style.

Culture & Events:

  • Tangomarkkinat: Seinäjoki is famous for hosting the annual Tangomarkkinat, or Tango Festival, which is the largest in Finland. The event attracts visitors and participants from various parts of the country, celebrating the passionate dance and its cultural significance in Finland.
  • Provinssirock: Another significant annual event, this rock festival has been entertaining music enthusiasts since the 1970s and features both Finnish and international artists.

Economic Significance:

  • As a central hub in the Southern Ostrobothnia region, Seinäjoki is a crucial economic and administrative centre.
  • The city has also become a focal point for businesses and industries, particularly in food production, given the region’s strong agricultural roots.

Seinäjoki may be modest in size, but it offers a rich blend of modern life and cultural traditions. With its architectural wonders, lively events, and pivotal role in the region, Seinäjoki stands as a testament to Finland’s vibrant local cultures and growth.

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Where to stay?

I have tried almost all hotels in Seinäjoki and the Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is my favourite. In my opinion, it beats all the others in terms of quality, price and services.




This hotel has an excellent location, it’s downtown, very easy to find and it has its own underground safe parking (8€ per 24 hrs) with several places to recharge electric cars.
Despite being safe, in winter your car will stay warm which is very convenient.

There are small shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants and bars around the hotels within walking distance.

The staff has all the time been very nice and helpful.

Last time, I had a Superior Room I had a standard room that I already reviewed here but now I booked a Standard Twin Room which was as good as the Superior, very quiet, just a bit smaller.

Inside the room, there was an iron + ironing table, a safe box, a kettle with free tea and coffee facilities, a TV, a desk and a small sofa.
I regret they have removed the minibar, they could have left the fridge empty, and it could have been practical to store fresh drinks in summer.

The shower and toilet were inside the bathroom which was big enough with a nice ambient LED lighting activated by a motion sensor, practical by night. There were also tissues, a hairdryer, towels, soap, shampoo and body lotion dispensers.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Seinäjoki


On the second floor, there is a free sauna and a small gym with enough equipment to train.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Seinäjoki
The breakfast buffet was very good, there is everything you need to fill your stomach.
I really recommend this hotel, especially if you go by car and want a safe and warm place to park in winter.


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