Maakalla is a unique island roughly 18 km off the coast from Kalajoki. This autonomous island boasts rugged yet beautiful nature, old wooden fishermen’s huts, an exquisite wooden church dating from the 18th century and a new Maakalla museum. Visitors may buy freshly smoked whitefish caught by the island’s fishermen.
You can reach Maakalla with a boat taxi Kiira, DMS Matilda/Sea Kalajoki, or the galeas Ansio, for example.
SeaKalajoki operates charter cruises and transportation to the island of Maakalla aboard its new 10-seater DMS Matilda, departing from his home harbor in Keskuskari, at the Hiekkasärkät holiday area.
+358 40 575 7469
Sail aboard the galeas Ansio to Maakalla! A sailing trip on the traditional vessel Ansio is a wonderful option for organizing different types of events.
The cruise to Maakalla and back lasts around 4,5 hours and includes a delicious fish soup meal, coffee, and refreshments aboard the boat. The cruise consists of the sailing trip and a visit to the island, lasting around one hour.
The sailing timetables are announced on the ship’s website (in Finnish). The ship sets sail from the Konikarvo harbor in Rahja.
Departures only in the summertime.
+358 44 270 4358
The 12-seater Kiira boat mainly operates between Hiekkasärkät and the Maakalla island during the summer, but the crew also offers different types of charter cruises.
The cruises depart from Keskuskari Harbor at the Hiekkasärkät resort during the summer every day at 10.30 AM and 15 PM, given there are at least 6 preregistered travelers.
+358 40 960 5502