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Activities

Kokkola offers experiences for all ages, whether you like action or more peaceful activities.

  • VesiVeijari

    The weather is always perfect in VesiVeijari. There is both an indoor and an outdoor slide, which are sure to thrill you all day long.

    Swimming Centre VesiVeijari
  • Toivonen Animal Park

    The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum offers something to see and do for the whole family. In the museum area, you can get information about the life of a rural village in Central Ostrobothnia from the beginning of the last century. In the zoo you can see the rural fauna in its traditional setting. During the summer, there are numerous exhibitions and work demonstrations in the area. There is also an extensive demonstration of old tractors in the area. You can unwind in the café and children will enjoy the playground area.

    Toivonen Animal Park
  • Cycling

    The surroundings of Kokkola offer ideal routes for cycling. We have 200km of nature trails and 190km of cycle lanes. By bike you can conveniently see the most beautiful places in Kokkola. We have listed our 10 favorite destinations for cyclists. Winter rental bikes are also available.

    XCO and XCE Mountain Biking Championships in Köykärinmäki July 16-18, 2021

    Cycling in Kokkola
  • Golf or minigolf

    Kokkola Golf Course (founded in 1957) offers a cozy and challenging golf experience for both beginners and more experienced players. The beautiful field, full-service clubhouse and restaurant offer many unforgettable moments. A full-size 18-hole golf course near the center of Kokkola. How about a mini golf game? It is possible at Kokkola Camping in Meripuisto.

    Golf
  • Fishing

    In Kokkola you can catch a variety of fish on the sea, rivers and lakes. Fishing and ice fishing are included in the general public´s right, but when you fish with bait or gear, you must have paid the state fisheries management fee. A fish-rich place is located on the breakwater in Meripuisto. Fishing piers are great places to fish also with children.

    Fishing
  • SUP-surfing

    Try the world-famous water sport and rent an SUP board for your use. A short guide and a wet suit are included in the rent.

    SUP-surf Rental
  • Geocaching

    Kokkola’s nature provides an excellent framework for geocaching – searching for caches found using gps. Geocaching offers a new way to get to know the surrounding area and its nature, while also offering the joy of exercise. There are hundreds of different geocaches in the Kokkola area, which tell the story of the area in a completely new way. It is also a fun way to get to know the history of Kokkola.

  • Enjoy the Sauna

    A Finnish holiday includes a sauna and a refreshing swim even during the Winter. You can easily get to know the friendly people of Kokkola on the sauna benches.

  • Riding

    There are several stables in Kokkola and they are suitable for both amateurs and guided tourists. Carriage rides are also possible all year round.

    Riding
  • Bicycle Tours

    Want to know even more about our city?  Take a part on a guided tour and let a trained guide tell stories about the history and present of our city.

    Bicycle Tours
  • Escape Rooms

    Test your own puzzle solving skills. There is three different escape rooms to choose from, do you dare to play them all? Motel Sokoja is a murder mystery game. Room 513 is located on the premises of Hotel Seurahuone. The third and newest is the space mystery SpacEscape.

    Escape Rooms
  • Roskaruka

    A sports area near the city center, where you can find the most magnificent toboggan run in Kokkola. There is also a 2km cross-country ski trail suitable for children. A barbecue area and a stair climbing area. In summer, there is also a fitness track, a skateboard area and a street basket field.

  • Brita Maria Park

    Brita Maria Park is a functional park that offers sports opportunities for all ages. The park is centrally located along Sunti, right next to the city center. It has a tree park of 90 species, an amphitheater, a roller skating rink, an electronic sports game, a barbecue area and a climbing net. Roller skating rink 500 m (cross-country ski run in winter), climbing frame, electronic play equipment, skateboard area, DJ equipment, barbecue area, amphitheater.