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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

    1. Events
      Kokkola’s event selection is a true horn of plenty. You can choose from culture to sports and everything in between.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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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    Kievarila Kissankello

    Kievarila Kissankello hosts a cafe, nice meeting facilities and a boutique in an enchanting setting. The Waatekammari boutique sells beautiful French clothing and accessories. You can also book a private evening at Waatekammari with your work team or friends.

    Karvonperäntie 111, Himanka


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    Lintukallio’s tranquil area offers year-round independent accommodation in spacious traditional cabins. In the summer, there is also an option of staying in a more simple aitta or at the camping and caravan site. Meals can be provided by request.

    Taluskyläntie 660
    +358 8 432 839


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    Pohjanmaan Vossikka

    The workhorse farm Pohjanmaan Vossikka arranges workhorse-related training by request, as well as transport and horse rides at different types of events, parties and private affairs. The farm has a sauna and a Lapland-style kota hut at Korpipuro that you can hire for a meal and entertainment. The driving time from Kalajoki is roughly 35 minutes.

    Pyhänkoskentie 646, Ylipää
    +358 44 242 6323


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    Tuomiston hevostila

    Guided trail riding and treks in peaceful countryside surroundings of fields and magnificent pine forests. Gallop down the long straights or admire the views during more tranquil treks. Riding lessons for all skill levels from beginners’ try-out lessons to dressage and show jumping. You can also learn about working equitation.

    Torvenkyläntie 291, Himanka
    +358 44 377 4098

Tyngän Mylly Mill

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    Tyngän Mylly Mill

    The historical Tyngän Mylly (Tynkä Mill) was founded in 1916. The mill is a wonderful place to visit for groups and families. Groups can also book the Mill Stories package (Myllytarinat). Those with an appropriate fishing licence can fish at the Myllykoski rapids. The mill is still in operation, and has a flour shop, café and postal services. Tynkä’s mill products are made from clean Finnish grains, using traditional methods.

    Myllyntie 30, Tynkä
    +358 8 466 319

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