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For other places with the same name, see Pyhäjärvi (disambiguation).

Pyhäjärvi is a town and municipality in the Southern Oulu region.


Pyhäsalmi church

The municipality has some 5,500 inhabitants on 1,500 km². It is named after the lake Pyhäjärvi ("sacred lake", one of many by that name). The river Pyhäjoki flows from the lake to the Bay of Bothnia of the Baltic Sea, with its mouth in Pyhäjoki.

The town features the Pyhäsalmi mine, the deepest in Europe, with the probably deepest located sauna worldwide.

Get in[edit]

The railway between Iisalmi and Ylivieska connects Pyhäjärvi to the main railways from south to north.

  • 1 Pyhäsalmi railway station. Pyhäsalmi railway station (Q5399148) on Wikidata

For coaches, see Matkahuolto.

National roads 4 (E75) and 27 pass through the municipality.

The nearest airports are in Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Kokkola and Oulu, each about a two-hour drive away.

Get around[edit]

Map of Pyhäjärvi

By taxi[edit]

See also: Southern Oulu region#By taxi





  • 1 Vaskikello, Vaskikellontie 420 (close to the junction of roads 4 and 27), +358 8 780-780. 08:00–20:00. Restaurant with bell gallery and bell foundry. €10–20.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Pyhäjärvi
OuluKärsämäki  N  S  PihtipudasViitasaariJyväskylä

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