The Metsähallitus nature exhibition features the land uplift coastal landscape along the Bothnian Bay as well as Hailuoto Island's rich cultural heritage.
The nature exhibition is free-of-charge.
Guided local tours with local guides can be reserved (for a fee) at the Hailuoto-Seura (www.hailuoto-seura.fi), telephone: +358 40 059 9322.
Street Address: Marjaniementie 783, 90480 Hailuoto, Finland
Postal Address: Liminka Bay Visitor Centre, Rantakurvi 6, 91900 Liminka, Finland
For more information on the exhibition contact Liminka Bay Visitor Centre or Hailuoto tourist services; tel. int. +358 40 576 9800.
Metsähallitus bears responsibility for the content and maintenance of the nature exhibition.
Directions and Maps
Hailuoto Island is accessible for most of the year by ferry from Oulunsalo, which is located about 24 km southwest of Oulu. The ferry ride is about 25 minutes long. In late winter Hailuoto Island can also be reached via an ice road. Luotokeskus holiday and activity centre is situated on Hailuoto Island at Cape Marjaniemi, about 28 km from the point where the ferry arrives.
A guestharbour and sandy beach are located right next to Luotokeskus centre. For more information on the area's services see the Hailuoto tourism (www.hailuototourism.fi) website.
By Public Transportation
On weekdays coaches travel three times a day from Oulu to Hailuoto Island via Cape Marjaniemi. During the weekend coaches travel twice a day. For more information see the Matkahuolto (www.matkahuolto.fi) website.
Metsähallitus nature exhibition
The exhibition features the Hailuoto landscape and its cultural heritage with the aid of a giant picture screen, interactive panels and artefacts. The main element of the exhibition is a film featuring the island during different seasons, which is shown on a central screen. The film is supplemented by interactive programmes, which feature Hailuoto's bird, butterfly and plant species and different habitats as well as the island's history, culture, peoples and livelihoods. In the exhibition's glass cabinets there are exhibits on fish, seals and birds.
The nature exhibition is interactive and visitors can examine it independently.
Hailuoto Hiking Trail leads through Marjaniemi. In Marjaniemi there are two circle trails measuring 2 km and 4.8 km in length. More information on the Hailuoto trail network (www.infokartta.fi).
Café and Restaurant Services
The same building houses a cafe-restaurant which is maintained by Lomarengas (wildnordic.fi).
Services for School Groups
The nature exhibition is an excellent learning environment for children of all ages. Luotokeskus holiday and activity centre also offers an abundance of school camp services as a side-branch for the Syöte school camp centre, which is maintained by Oulun Seudun Setlementti ry.
Services for the Disabled
- The Luotokeskus holiday and activity centre is accessible by wheelchair from the nearby parking area.
- All the facilities are on the same level making them easily accessible by wheelchair or with a baby pram.
- There is a toilet for disabled by the entrance hall.
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