Experience the atmosphere of the beautiful old town in Plassi, Kajaani, and Finland's most amazing sand dunes.
Kalajoki is a small town located on the shore of the Bothnian Bay. There is a lot to do year around. On the area around the Hiekkasärkät sand dunes there is also a water park JukuPark and an adventure park called Pakka. In the winter you can enjoy the beauty of snowy nature by cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or nordic skating. The Rahja archipelago is a pleasant destination for canoeing or fishing in the summer and for cross-country skiing or ice fishing in the winter.

Get to know the magnificent pine forests and the shores of Siiponjoki river by hiking the 20 km long Siiponjoki Nature trail. The route is accessible on foot all year round. It is also possible to ski or mountain bike part of the route. There are two lean-to shelters and a hut along the trail.

Juuri sitä parasta


Sand Dunes Hiekkasärkät


Kalajoki is perhaps best known for its sand dunes, Hiekkasärkät, largest of which are almost 20 meters in height. The Hiekkasärkät area offers a wide range of services - try beach volley, disc golf, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, jet skiing or just relax at the beach. There is also JukuPark waterpark, Pakka adventure park and dozens of kilometers of wooden walkways and wood-chip covered exercise trails in the area.

Nature attractions of Kalajoki

Landscapes & Sceneries

Kalajoki's maritime environment is a great destination for nature lovers. Take a fishing or canoeing trip to Rahja archipelago or hike in the magnificent pine forests and the river shores of Siiponjoki where you can choose from a 10 km or 20 km nature trail. If you want to spend a day at the sea, sail to the unique, rugged island of Maakalla and admire its charming old fishermen's huts and wooden church.

Plassi - the old town of Kalajoki

History & Architecture

Experience the atmosphere of old times in Plassi, the old town of Kalajoki. Admire the beautiful old wooden houses by the river and visit the Art Noveau villa Havula, a wealthy sawmill owner's house from 1912. The small fishing museum is also worth a visit.