Kokkola loves its festivals. Throughout the year, the town hosts a bunch of them like the festival of Dance in February, Spring Fish and Summer Markets, Kokkola opera summer festival, Rock festival, and many more.
The stone Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Kaarlela is probably one of the oldest wedding venues. It dates back to 1550 and is a famous landmark of the city. Adjacent to the church is a local history museum, a granary barn, a smoke sauna, a threshing barn, a wood-carding workshop and other such relics from the past.
Kokkola’s night life is active with a brilliant array of fine-dining restaurants as well as budget ones. Food festivals that take place across the year are the icing on the cake.
Factory outlets, antique shops and handicraft boutiques are Kokkola’s specialty. If you have an appetite to haggle, you will love it here.
The Ohtakari Fishing Museum is an alfresco place which displays old fishing cabins now used as summer cottages. It will give the tourist a sense of Kokkola’s idyllic scene over centuries.
The Tankar Island is situated 18km from the island and makes for a fun-filled day-trip for bird-watching and nature walks.
Kokkola loves its festivals. Throughout the year, the town hosts a bunch of them like the festival of Dance in February, Spring Fi...