Southern Ostrobothnia (Etelä-Pohjanmaa) is a region of Western Finland. The region is made up of 18 municipalities. Southern Ostrobothnia is truly a region with many atractions and things to do for visitors. The regional center of Southern Ostrobothnia is Seinäjoki, with nearly 60 000 inhabitants.
There are flights to Seinäjoki from Helsinki, and the main north-south railroad passes through Southern Ostrobothnia so you can easily get in from places like Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu and Rovaniemi. Buses going east or southeast from Vaasa pass through the region and there are also direct buses to Seinäjoki from Helsinki.
- Giant kettle Pirunpesä (Devil’s Nest). The deepest earth erosion in Europe, located in the village of Ylivalli, Jalasjärvi manucipality.
- Wildlife at Ähtäri Zoo.
- Alvar Aalto center, the administrative and cultural center of Seinäjoki, designed by Alvar Aalto in the late 1950's.
- Visit the small vodka museum in Koskenkorva, Ilmajoki
- Dance tango at the yearly Tangomarkkinat festival in Seinäjoki.
- Be a race driver for a day at PowerPark in Kauhava.
- Shop until you drop at Keskinen's "village store" in Tuuri, Alavus.
- Watch the yearly athletics competition in Kuortane.