Destinations close by
Draw freely on a map a circle around Kalajoki. Take a trip, for a day or a half. Immerse yourself in the easy-going village atmosphere. Experience the Northern Ostrobothnian hospitality. Enjoy a good cup of coffee and shop for great discoveries. Refresh yourself with a dip in the lake or a tour on horseback. If you have time, go visit Kokkola or head for Oulu.
Enjoy also the regions surrounding Kalajoki!
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Oulu consists of the cultural life of a modern business and tourism city, it also has extensive shopping opportunities as well as the northern arctic nature exoticism. The uniqueness of the city is based on the fact that the hustle and bustle of the city centre areas, for example, make it easy to deviate to the peace and the greenery of the park, the sandy beach or the frozen sea. Oulu holds several of Finland’s largest music festivals and art events annually, which punctuate the cultural life of the city of Oulu, making it a vibrant year-round tourism city.
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Alone and together, summer and winter. Culture and sports, countryside and urban landscape. Kokkola is a city with surprising and rewarding variety and vitality. Enjoy the tranquility of the idyllic Neristan Old Town amidst the hubbub of modern life or spend time in the beautiful Meripuisto Park by the sea. If you wish to shop, there are both domestic and international retail chains as well as a unique selection of independent traders in Kokkola. There are also numerous events for those thirsting for culture or sports. And best of all, it is easy to come to Kokkola, by car, train or plane. Smiling Kokkola welcomes families as well as culture hungry guests from close and far. We offer our best at every season.
Welcome to Kokkola!
TOP 5 – Experiences in Kokkola
Kokkola’s event selection is a true horn of plenty. You can choose from culture to sports and everything in between.
- Meripuisto Park by the sea
The Meripuisto Park next to the 2011 Housing Fair area has become the living-room for the inhabitants in Kokkola, and visitors are warmly welcome there too. Meripuisto Park also houses the terminal where m/s Jenny departs for its regular service to the Tankar lighthouse island.
- Nature attractions
Just a few kilometers from Kokkola center is Elba and Harrbåda nature trails. Just a car ride away is Vattajanniemi and Ohtakari islet, which was chosen as the excursion place of the year.
- Coffee, food and drinks
You can rest your legs and enjoy delicious food in comfortable cafés and restaurants in the downtown area or by the sea.
- Walking tours in the old town Neristan
A walk in Neristan, the Old Town, is a plunge into the past, in the era of ship owners, sailors and merchants.
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Linnakallio is one man’s life’s work and an example of Finnish persistence. The drying barn converted into a church was consecrated in 1995 and the newer church that is decorated with burls in 2009. These churches are available for organising weddings or christenings. They are also good places for holding a devotional service during a hike or a personal moment of silence in addition to regular parish events.
Linnakallio’s Traditional Finnish smoke sauna is open for the general public throughout the year on Wednesdays and Sundays starting from 17:30. The sauna can also be booked for private groups, outdoor ”palju” jacuzzi also available.
Summer Theatre Vihreä Valo
This charming summer theatre with a lot of personality has a covered auditorium with steps
seating for approx. 200 people.
+358 8 432 839
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The work horse farm Pohjanmaan Vossikka is open upon prior reservation to visitors interested in learning about the use of work horses and also provides horse rides at various events, parties and private get-togethers. There is a sauna and a lapland-style Kota house on the bank of the farm’s own Korpipuro stream. They can be booked for special occasions complete with food and entertainment. The farm is only a 35-minute drive from the centre of Kalajoki.
Pyhänkoskentie 646, Ylipää
+358 440 102 880
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The historical Tyngän Mylly Mill was established in 1916. It is a fascinating site to visit for both groups and families. A special Myllytarinat-paketti (Mill tales package) now available for groups. If you have a fishing permit, you can fish in the Myllykoski rapids. There is a small shop and a cafe that also serves as a post office in connection with the mill, which remains in operation. The Tynkä mill products have been manufactured out of pure Finnish grain using traditional methods.
Myllyntie 30, Tynkä
+358 8 466 319