Jakobstad

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Old wooden houses in the Skata district

Jakobstad (Finnish: Pietarsaari) is a city in Ostrobothnia. The majority of the inhabitants speak Swedish as their native language.

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By car[edit]

Jakobstad is situated along highway 8, the main road along the Finnish west coast.

By train[edit]

Most trains between southern Finland and Oulu or Rovaniemi stop at Bennäs railway station, some 15 km to the south. From there, take the bus to Jakobstad.

By bus[edit]

Buses between Vaasa and Kokkola stop in Jakobstad.

By plane[edit]

Flybe Nordic flies from Helsinki and SAS from Stockholm to Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport, 30 km from Jakobstad. Again, you can take the bus to Jakobstad from there.

By boat[edit]

Jakobstad has a guest port, so arriving by your own boat is always an option.

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The former Strengberg tobacco factory
  •    Jakobstad's town hall and the Town hall square.
  •    Strengberg tobacco factory. The yellow industrial building and it's clock sphere on the roof is still one of Jakobstad's symbols, even as the factory has closed down.
  •    Skata. The wooden old town.
  •    Skolparken. The School Park is not just a park but a botanical garden with almost thousand different plants and flowers.
  •    Jakobstad Church.
  •    Jacobstads WapenThe old port +358 (0)6 723 1796. A replica of a 18th century ship, anchored in the old port of Jakobstad. 1,60€.
  •    NanoqPörkenäsvägen 60 +358 (0)6 729 3679fax: +358 (0)6 729 3679, e-mail: . "Finland's first Arctic museum" is a museum dedicated to the explorers of the North Pole, Greenland and Svalbard. adults 6€, children 3,50€.

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  •    StadshotelletKanalesplanaden 13 +358 (0)6 788 8111fax: +358 (0)6 788 8222, e-mail: . A typical small-town hotel, clean and modern. Double room €130.

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If you are continuing towards Kokkola by car, you can take the more scenic route through the archipelago over seven bridges.

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