INFO - Visit Kalajoki

Come and enjoy an active holiday in Kalajoki!

Fancy sinking your toes in warm sand or dipping your feet in a bubbling spa pool? Or are you dreaming of weathering the winter and shedding day-to-day worries by engaging in exhilarating winter activities?
Whatever your desire, pick up the phone or send us an e-mail. We are always ready to help and provide tips for your holiday, regardless of whether you come alone, with your family or with a group of friends.

Both old visitors and new are sure to find something new to experience every time!



The Hiekkasärkät sand dunes and the tourist centre are located in Norther Ostrobothnia on the seashore and by national road 8. You can get to Kalajoki by car, bus, train or aeroplane. In Kalajoki, you can get around by bus, for example, or see the sights on board the tourist train!

Rovaniemi 350 km
Oulu 130 km
Kajaani 220 km
Kokkola 70 km
Kuopio 280 km
Jyväskylä 280 km
Seinäjoki 210 km
Tampere 380 km
Helsinki 550 km




The Hiekkasärkät sand dunes and the tourist centre are located some 7 km south from the centre of Kalajoki, by national road 8. To access the tourist area, take the Hiekkasärkät E or Hiekkasärkät P exit.


The closest railway stations are located in Ylivieska (40 km) and Kokkola (70 km). From Kokkola, you can continue to Kalajoki by bus. In Ylivieska, taxi buses are available in the summer.

See the timetables and reserve tickets:

Katujuna Jumbo

Hop on trackless train Jumbo at the Hiekkasärkät sand dunes during the summer season, from Monday to Saturday! The train can also be booked for private use.

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Most of the intercity buses run through the Hiekkasärkät sand dunes and the extremely affordable Onnibus express bus service stops by the Hiekkasärkät bus stop on national road 8.

See the timetables and reserve tickets:


The nearest airports are Oulu Airport (130 km) and Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport (100 km).

See the timetables and reserve tickets:


More information and timetables at:
Taxis, Kalajoki

Charter bus

Do you need a larger bus? Ask about charter routes in the Kalajoki area!

+358 8 469 4400



The Hiekkasärkät sand dunes in Kalajoki provide a wonderful setting for a variety of public events. The diverse services in the tourist area offer activities and support services for all kinds of events. The area’s accommodation capacity has already exceeded 10,000 beds. Visitors are served by numerous cosy restaurants, and there are plenty of places to engage in a range of exciting activities both outdoors and indoors.

If you are planning a public event or gathering of enthusiasts, we can help you with all the related practical arrangements: booking premises, applying for permits, reserving accommodation and catering services, and planning a diverse programme of activities.

Everything is possible in Kalajoki!



Kalajoki Tourist Information
Santa’s Resort & Spa Hotel Sani
Jukupolku 5
85100 Kalajoki
+358 8 469 2500

Kalajoki Booking Centre
+358 8 469 4449

Kalajoki Tourism Association
Johanna Nakkula
Sales and Marketing Manager
+358 46 923 5530