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 or the galeas Ansio, for example.


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.

 Galeas Ansio
+358 44 270 4358


The 12-seater Kiira boat mainly operates between Konikarvo harbour 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. 

Kiira cruises
+358 40 960 5502