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The town of Kalajoki is located where Kalajoki river flows into the Bay of Bothnia and is best known for its sand dunes, Hiekkasärkät. Its name translates to Fish River.
As Kalajoki is a bit off the beaten track, the best way to get in is by car.
- Smartphone apps: Valopilkku, 02 Taksi
- Otaxi offers taxi service in Kalajoki
- 1 The sand dunes (Hiekkasärkät). A sand beach almost like at some holiday destination in the Mediterranean - minus the high-rise hotels and the palms.
- 2 [dead link] Plassi. The old town of Kalajoki. Highlights are the Fishing Museum and the Havula Villa.
- 3 Glass studio Heikki Ulvi, Santaholmantie 14. Art made out of glass. You can see and buy artworks.
- Swim and sunbathe at the dunes. Probably the northernmost beach holiday you'll ever have.
- 1 JukuPark, Jukupolku 3-5. A water theme park open in summer only.
- 2 Rahja Archipelago (off the coast 14 km from Kalajoki centre). Best experienced with boat or canoe. Transport and tours available.
- Kalajoen Juhannus: 20–23 June 2019. Midsummers festival (date needs updating)
- 1 Ravintola Pihvitupa, Hilmantori 2. A country-style restaurant with the best steaks in town.
- 2 Ravintola Mamma Leone, Kalajoentie 8. Good pizzas and other fast food.
- 1 Ravintola Dyyni, Tuomipakkaintie 59. A restaurant and bar with a view over the dunes.
- 2 Merisärkkä, Pakkainpolku 20. A night club with karaoke and live music.
- 1 Top Camping Kalajoki. Camping area next to the sand dunes. If you don't have a trailer, RV or tent, they have cottage accommodation too.
- 2 [formerly dead link] Sautinkarin matkailukeskus, Sautinkarintie 40, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. in Himanka village
|Routes through Kalajoki|
|Vaasa ← Kokkola ←||SW NE||→ Raahe → Oulu|