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Old wooden houses in the Skata district

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


Get in[edit]

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]

Larsmosjön to the northeast is since long a fresh water basin, separated from the sea by locks. The main marina is on the sea side of the locks.

  •   Smultrongrundet marina +358 44-723-7940, e-mail: . 15 June–9 August. Marina of the sailing club 1.5 km from the centre. 1.8–2.8m. Water, electricity, waste collection, septic tank emptying, fuel, toilet, showers, sauna, laundry, Wi-Fi, playground, beach, restaurant. €15/24h.

Get around[edit]


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 6 723 1796. A replica of a 18th century ship, built according to blueprints by af Chapman, anchored in the old port of Jakobstad. 1,60€.
  •   NanoqPörkenäsvägen 60 +358 6 729 3679fax: +358 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€.
  • Pedersore Church.





  • O'Learys JakobstadAlholmsvägen 1, 68600 +358 6 7888399.



Go next[edit]

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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