Visit Kalajoki Visitor Centre

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Opening Hours 2021

Closed until 28.2.2021

1.3.-14.3. Monday-Sunday 10-17

17.3.- 29.5. Wednesday-Friday 10-16,  Saturday 11-16

31.5.-29.8. Monday-Friday 10-17, Saturday-Sunday 11-16, closed 25-27.6.

1.9.-16.10 Wednesday-Friday 10-16, Saturday 11-16

18.10.-31.10. Wednesday-Friday 10-17, Saturday 11-16

Closed 1.11.-31.12.

At other times by appointment. We reserve the rights to changes. 

Free entry.  

Contact Information

Address: Kalajoki Visitor Centre, Jukupolku 5, 85100 Kalajoki
Telephone: +358 84694 449 
E-mail: keskusvaraamo(at)

Directions and Maps

By Car

  • Highway no. 8 from Kokkola to Oulu runs at a distance of 0.5 km from Kalajoki Visitor Centre. Turn off of the Hiekkasärkät E intersection and at the roundabout, follow the signposts to the Visitor centre (Meriluontokeskus).
  • Highway no. 27 from Ylivieska joins Highway no. 8 at the centre of Kalajoki. From the intersection, turn towards Kokkola and drive for about 5 km along Highway no. 8. From the Hiekkasärkät E intersection, turn right and at the roundabout, follow the signposts to the Visitor Centre (Meriluontokeskus).

Map of the surroundings of Kalajoki Marine Visitor Centre.

By Public Transportations

  • Several express and regular service coaches operate between Kokkola and Oulu on Highway no. 8. Most of them stop by the Sand Dunes (Hiekkasärkät). The coaches operating from Ylivieska via Kalajoki to Kokkola and back drive via the Sand Dunes (Hiekkasärkät). More detailed timetables can be found on Matkahuolto (
  • The closest railway stations are in Ylivieska (45 km) and Kokkola (60 km). Train timetables can be found on VR's website (
  • The closest airports are at Oulunsalo (Oulu airport, 135 km) and at Kronoby (80 km). Timetables can be found on Finavia (
  • provides information on public transportation to Kalajoki (