Maakalla and the lighthouse island of Ulkokalla

Maakalla is a unique island roughly 18 km off the coast. It forms an autonomous region with dozens of fishermen’s huts, a beautiful wooden church and a fishing museum. Ulkokalla has a lighthouse and a lighthouse keeper’s house. You can reach Maakalla with a boat taxi or the galeas Ansio, for example. For information on transport to Ulkokalla, contact the local entrepreneurs, see section Guided tours, transport, event programme services and rental equipment.


Guided tours to Maakalla and event programme services at the Sand Dunes, the Siiponjoki river and, during the winter time, the Rahja archipelago. Smoke sauna and kota hut events with meals and flavoured with local stories. Themed trip programmes for groups.

Kalajoki Booking Centre
+358 8 4694 449


Sail aboard the galeas Ansio to Maakalla! A sailing trip on the traditional vessel Ansio is a wonderful option for organising different types of events. The round trip to Maakalla takes approximately 4.5 hours and includes a delicious fish meal with coffee and refreshments. Check the sailing schedule on the website. Departures from Rahja’s Kalasatama port in Konikarvo.

Ansio Galeas
+358 44 270 4358