region of Finland

Central Ostrobothnia (Keski-Pohjanmaa, Mellersta Österbotten) is in Western Finland.



Map of Central Ostrobothnia

Other destinationsEdit

Lake in Salamajärvi National Park.


Get inEdit

There is an airport in Kronoby serving Kokkola with flights to Helsinki. Kokkola is on the main north-south railroad, so you can easily get in by train from the southern or northern parts of the country. In addition buses along the coast stop in Kokkola, from where you can continue with local buses to inland towns.

Get aroundEdit

There is a dense coach network covering most of the province, timetables from Matkahuolto. Trains of VR are useful on some routes.

Google Maps includes timetables of trains, long distance buses and local transport of many cities and towns. Other useful route planners are for trains and local buses and Matkahuolto Reittiopas for regional buses.


  • Tankar lighthouse outside Kokkola
  • The old town of Kokkola, Neristan


  • Celebrate what is called the "Venetian party" (Venetsialaiset); the ending of the summer cottage season with fireworks in Kokkola.
  • Watch and listen to folk music performances at the yearly folk music festival in Kaustinen.




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