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!
20 BE ACTIVE Tyngän Mylly (Tynkä Mill) Myllyntie 30, Tynkä +358 8 466 319 www.tynganmylly.fi 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. Himanka Local History Museum Sautinkarintie, Himanka +358 50 373 1775 The local history museum, founded in an old school building, lets visitors become familiar with shipping history and peasant-style sailing. The museum’s specialties include handicrafts made by sailors or brought back from abroad, such as a sawfish saw, a shark jawbone and a coconut. In addition, the room contains images of the Sautinkari sawmill, illustrating its history. Rautio Local History Museum Huhtakyläntie 21, Rautio +358 400 890 850 The local history museum’s main building is a former parish clerks’ residence. The museum has been decorated in the traditional rural style of the Rautio area. Two storehouses dating back to the end of the 18th century and a blacksmith’s workshop have been transferred to the yard. The name Rautio refers to the Finnish word for iron, ‘rauta’, and the museum specialises in blacksmithing. Kalajoki Church Etelänkyläntie 1 Kalajoki’s current brick church with a steeple at one end was designed by Provincial Architect F.W. Lüchow. This church was the seventh in the parish and was completed in 1879. The building was destroyed by a fire in 1930, after which it was repaired to its current design by architect W.G. Palmqvist. The church has an altarpiece painted by Adolf von Becker, Jeesuksen ylösnouseminen (‘The Resurrection of Jesus’), and T.G. Tuhkanen’s paintings Tuhlaajapojan paluu (‘The Return of the Prodigal Son’) and Hyvä paimen (‘The Good Shepherd’). Next to the church is a bell tower built
21 BE ACTIVE in 1815 by Heikki Kuorikoski, which survived the fire that destroyed the sixth church. The bell tower was raised in 1856. The wooden ‘poor boy’ standing by the wall is from 1815 and was carved by a ‘wood carver from Reisjärvi’. and its bell tower were completed in 1800. The church and its vertically three-sectioned tower are the last church buildings designed by the famous church builder Simon Matinpoika Jylkä, i.e. Silven, from Kalajoki. Himanka Church Huhdantie 13, Himanka The Himanka Church is a traditional wooden cruciform church. The church and its bell tower were designed by Central Ostrobothnian church builder Jacob Rijf in 1794. The church, which is surrounded by its old graveyard, underwent restoration in 1897. Rautio Church Rautiontie 1700, Rautio The traditional wooden cruciform church of Rautio Kalajoki Orthodox Prayer Room Matkailutie 249 The prayer room or tsasouna was consecrated in 2014 by Bishop Arseni, acting Bishop of the Diocese of Oulu. The prayer room is a masterpiece of volunteer work and handicraft. Maakalla Church Maakalla island’s octagonal church was designed by the famous church builder Simon Matinpoika Jylkä, i.e. Silven, from Kalajoki. The church was completed in 1780.