Rahja Directions and Maps

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

The Rahja archipelago is located on the borders of North and South Ostrobothnia, some 50 kilometres from Kokkola, in the direction of Oulu.


Driving directions to Kalajoki Visitor Centre.

By Boat

The islands are only accessible by water as there are no land connections from the mainland to the archipelago.

  • Boat landing sites in the Rahja area
  • You can drive to the information points in the mainland boat harbours from Road no. 8, which runs along the coast.
  • The distance from Rahja to Kalajoki is about 12 km.

In winter, you can also ski to the islands.


Rahjan kartta

Other maps

  • Terrain map / Maastokartat Q421 Lohtaja, Q422 Kalajoki, 1:50 000. 
  • Basic maps / Peruskartat / maastokartat numbers 2413 05+02, 2413 08, 1:20 000. 
  • Coastal map / Rannikkokartta number 53 Ohtakari-Kalajoki, 1:50 000. 
  • Sea map / Merikarttasarja F Merenkurkku, 1:50 000. 
  • Sea map / Merikarttasarja G Perämeri, 1:50 000. 
  • Hiking map / Retkeily GT Länsi-Suomi, 2015 1: 250 000. 
  • Road map / GT tiekartta Länsi-Suomi, 2010, 1:250 000. 

Map Sales Points

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Self-guided Tour: "From the Baltic Sea to Wild Wooded Hills"

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