Discover Kalajoki’s fantastic nature. You can begin your visit from the Kalajoki Visitor Centre and then continue on to experience the unique Rahja archipelago, historical islet of Maakalla and the magnificent lighthouse of Ulkokalla. From there, you can head to the Pakka Adventure Park to climb the heights. Afterwards, you can cool down at the JukuPark water park and then move on to the SuperPark. Take a step on the wild side and explore Kalajoki on your own or with friends and family!
18 BE ACTIVE Museums, churches and cultural attractions Step back in history, close your eyes and imagine how the market vendors used to call for customers and children run around the old Vanha Plassi square. Spend a quiet little moment admiring the churches and museums. Amidst all the activities, a spot of culture will do you good! Plassi – the old town of Kalajoki Plassi, the old town of Kalajoki, is well worth a visit, thanks to its village setting and museums. In Plassi, visitors can immerse themselves into Kalajoki’s old centre with its market square, riverside surroundings and idyllic wooden houses. In Plassi, you can visit Havula, the Art Nouveau villa of sawmill owner Oskari Santaholma and a small fishing museum. Alternatively, visitors can simply enjoy the atmosphere created by the main street, riverside and old wooden houses. For more information, please visit visitkalajoki.fi Havula Plassintie 56 +358 44 469 1874, +358 50 536 5519 Sawmill owner Oskari Santaholma’s Art Nouveau villa, constructed in 1912, functions as a house museum. It is open 15 June – 5 August from Sunday to Friday between 11 am and 6 pm, and on Saturdays between 11 am and 4 pm. Guided tours every hour, the last tour Sun-Fri at 5 pm and Sat at 3 pm. Group tours are also available outside these times by request.The museum café is open Sun-Fri from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sat from 11 am to 4 pm. Fishing Museum and Fiia’s cottage Plassi +358 40 5098 788, +358 8 462 090 The Fishing Museum’s main exhibition primarily illustrates the Kalajoki region’s fishing traditions and their integral elements of river and sea fishing, lamprey fishing and seal hunting, and the use of Maakalla and Ulkokalla as a base for the fishing trips. Fiia’s cottage (Fiian mökki) is the only surviving example of modest, low-income housing in Plassi from the first half of the 20th century. Kalajoki Local History Museum Siltasaari, centre of Kalajoki +358 40 5098 788, +358 8 462 090 The museum is operating in Törnvall’s old house, which was transferred to its current location from the townhall yard in 1964. This Ostrobothnian building, originating from the 19th century, is among the oldest in Kalajoki and hosted the Awakening meeting of 1838. The museum illustrates life in the old days, as well as some of the famous people from Kalajoki.
19 BE ACTIVE Visit the old town of Kalajoki with a guide! The Kalajoen Matkailuoppaat guides provide guided bus and walking tours in Kalajoki, as well as guided trips to Havula. You can also visit the Fishing Museum with a guide and take a guided walk around Plassi. Book a guide and see Kalajoki with fresh eyes! Enquiries and reservations, tel. +358 50 536 5519. Tapion Tupa Matkailutie 3 +358 8 466 622 www.tapiontupa.com The traditional farm house surroundings have magnificent timber buildings, a main building constructed from storehouses used to store salt and tar, and a horizontally growing tabuliformis spruce, ‘Tapionpöytä’, from which the place also gets its name. The restaurant offers home-style cooking and the café its famous donuts, whilst the shop sells local crafts, gift items and souvenirs. Tapion Tupa also hosts monthly changing art exhibitions. Apartments and a camp site are available for those staying the night. In addition, Tapion Tupa also sells fishing licences for the Rahja archipelago and rents bicycles. Kalajoki’s summer theatre Willi Lakeus Teatteripolku +358 44 596 6344 www.willilakeus.fi To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Kalajoki’s summer theatre is presenting Hella Wuolijoki’s drama classic Niskavuoren leipä (The Bread of Niskavuori). Performances between 12 July and 12 August 2018. Covered stands and stage. Pre-purchased tickets: Kalajoki Booking Centre, tel. +358 8 469 4449 and Lipputoimisto ticket office, tel. +358 600 950 20. Linnakallio Taluskyläntie 660, Talus +358 8 432 839 www.linnakallio.fi Mr Kosti Nahkala’s life’s work has been providing a place of rest and relaxation for over 20 years. Linnakallio offers accommodation, a smoke sauna, a swimming pond, summer theatre and different types of facilities to organise celebrations. The area’s special features, the Riihikirkko and Pahkakirkko churches, are excellent places to calm down or to organise a ceremony. The church doors are always open to visitors.