Come and enjoy an active holiday in Kalajoki!

On this page, you’ll find information on how to get to Kalajoki, and how to move about while you’re here. We’ve gathered the most important maps and the latest brochures here as well.

Whatever your desire, pick up the phone or send us an e-mail. We’re 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.

 

Coronavirus information

Our guests’ and visitors’ wellbeing and safety are of the utmost importance for us in Kalajoki. We are constantly following the instructions provided by the authorities and keeping an eye on the unfolding situation.

The companies and services providers are adapting their services and activities to follow the requirements and instructions given by the authorities. Please be sure to check the companies’ websites for the latest updates concerning their services and opening hours.

The City of Kalajoki oversees locally spreading information related to the Coronavirus / COVID-19.
Their website also provides information destined to travelers and visitors in the Kalajoki area.
You can find more information here.

Maps

Explore Kalajoki trails or find the best venues for visiting. Here you can discover map services and printable or downloadable maps.

Take a map with you and explore Kalajoki!

 

Download/print maps

Hiekkasärkät (pdf)

Sport tracks/duckboards in Hiekkasärkät area (pdf)

City centre of Kalajoki (pdf)

 

Map services

Kalajoki info map

Ski tracks and skating spots

Excursion map, Metsähallitus

Publications

Read the captivating stories of Kalajoki. Get the best shopping tips. Find the most thrilling destinations. Plan your next holiday, meeting or festivities from the comfort of your own couch.

Explore the secrets of Kalajoki by browsing the publications!

Read magazine

Read brochure

Access

Kalajoki and its famous holiday area of Hiekkasärkät is located in Northern Ostrobothnia on the seashore and by national road 8. You can get to Kalajoki by car, bus, train or airplane.

GETTING TO KALAJOKI


 

BY CAR
The Hiekkasärkät holiday area is located approx. 7 km south from the center of Kalajoki, by the national road 8. To access the tourist area, take the Hiekkasärkät E or Hiekkasärkät P exit.

BY SEA
Finland and Kalajoki are connected to the rest of Europe through maritime routes, making it easily accessible by caravan, for instance!

From Sweden to Finland:
From Stockholm to Helsinki or Turku: Silja Line, Viking line
From Helsinki and Turku you can continue by car or by train/bus to Kalajoki.
Umeå to Vaasa: Wasaline
Kapellskär to Naantali: FinnLink

From Germany to Helsinki or Turku (for instance Finnlines)

BY TRAIN
The closest railway stations are located in Ylivieska (40 km) and Kokkola (70 km). From Kokkola, you can continue to Kalajoki by bus.
See the timetables and reserve tickets:
www.vr.fi

BY BUS
Most of the intercity buses run through Hiekkasärkät and the affordable Onnibus express bus service stops by the Hiekkasärkät bus stop on national road 8.
See the timetables and reserve tickets:
www.onnibus.com
www.matkahuolto.fi


BY PLANE

The nearest airports are Oulu Airport (130 km) and Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport (100 km).
See the timetables and reserve tickets:
www.finnair.fi
www.norwegian.com

More information about transfers from Oulu airport: +358 600 30010 or from Kokkola airport: 358 50 550 9866.
Car rental is available at both airports.

 

IN TOWN

TAXI
Please find more information at:
Taxis, Kalajoki

CHARTER BUS
Do you need a larger bus? Ask about charter routes in the Kalajoki area!
+358 8 469 4400
www.kamusenliikenne.fi

Dog-friendly Kalajoki

Kalajoki wishes all dogs and their owners warmly welcome! There are many dog-friendly restaurants, activities and accommodation options in Kalajoki!

More information available here.

Kalajoki with a guide

Kalajoki Travel Guides offer guided tours in Kalajoki and the Havula manor. With a guide, you can visit the Fishing museum or walk through the Plassi main street. Reserve a guide and see Kalajoki from a different perspective! Group tours upon request. More information and reservations:

+358 50 536 5519

Event organisers

Kalajoki provides 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!

Please contact:
Visit Kalajoki, Mrs. Heidi O’Gorman, Sales and Marketing Manager
+358 40 504 3596, heidi.o.gorman@visitkalajoki.fi

Projects

Tourism Development Project – Attractive Oulu Region 2020

The Attractive Oulu Region 2020 project is an international tourism development project which aims at making the Oulu tourism region (Oulu, Kalajoki, Syöte, Liminka and Rokua Geopark) the leading destination for educational and professional visits in the Asian market, and strengthen the region’s image as an accessible and versatile tourism region that provides arctic experiences.

The main market areas for the project are Japan and China in Asia, German-speaking Central Europe and neighbouring Sweden, Norway and Russia. In Central Europe and Asia, the project focuses on cooperation with tourism agencies, which means arranging tours in the area, and active participation in B2B events in the target markets, for example.

In the neighbouring market, the project aims at attracting more individual tourists with different consumer marketing actions.

The tourism in the Oulu region is being developed in a broad cooperation network. The main administrator of the project is Humanpolis Ltd (Rokua Geopark) with partial execution from Kalajoki Tourism Association, Travel Marketing Oulu Ltd, BusinessOulu, Syöte Tourism Association and the municipality of Liminka. The project is active from Sep 1, 2018 through Dec 31, 2020. The total budget for the project is 2,7 million euros, funded by The East and North Finland EU office, Humanpolis Ltd, Rokua UNESCO Global Geopark, Kalajoki Tourism Association, the City of Oulu and Business Oulu, Travel Marketing Oulu Ltd, the municipality of Liminka and the Syöte Tourism Association.

The Attractive Oulu Region 2020 project continues the great work of  Attractive Oulu Region 2018, which ended on August 31st 2018. The new project aims to ensure the continuation of cooperation for the development of tourism in the Oulu region.

More information:
Mrs. Johanna Rautio
Executive Manager
+358 46 923 5530
johanna.rautio@visitkalajoki.fi

 

Contact us

Kalajoki Tourist Information
Kalajoki Booking Center
Address: Jukupolku 5
+358 8 469 2500
keskusvaraamo@kalajoki.fi


Kalajoki Tourism Association / Visit Kalajoki

Ms. Johanna Rautio
Executive Director
+358 46 923 5530
johanna.rautio@visitkalajoki.fi

Mrs. Heidi O’Gorman
Sales and Marketing Manager
+358 40 504 3596
heidi.o.gorman@visitkalajoki.fi