city in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia in Finland
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.
- 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.
- Kalajoen Juhannus: 20–23 June 2019. Midsummers festival (date needs updating)