8 Things to Do in Kokkola That You Shouldn't Miss

February 24, 2018 Deane Carmody

Kokkola (Swedish: Karleby) is a town and municipality of Finland. The town is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Ostrobothnia region. The town has a population of 47,722 (31 August 2017) and covers an area of 2,730.80 square kilometres (1,054.37 sq mi) of which 1,286.61 km (496.76 sq mi) is water. The population density is 33.04 inhabitants per square kilometre (85.6/sq mi). Neighbour municipalities are Halsua, Kalajoki, Kannus, Kaustinen, Kronoby, Lestijärvi, Larsmo and Toholampi.
Restaurants in Kokkola

1. Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

Kokkola 67100, Finland
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4 based on 34 reviews

Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

Reviewed By Halkidis - Naantali, Finland

Neristan is not as famous as Old Town's in Naantali or Porvoo, but still definitely worth of visit. There are several nice houses and location near Kokkola City Centre is good. Lovely little walk and a must see if You are visiting Kokkola

2. The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum

Elainpuistontie 2, Kokkola, Finland +358 6 8351190
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4 based on 16 reviews

The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum

Reviewed By JariJK - Kouvola, Finland

This place is a nice collection of old buildings (50 buildings, 12,500 museum items), farm animals (15 species, 100 individuals) and museum tractors. There are also a nice cafe, a small playground, cottages for rent and a caravan site there. Unfortunately some small details are a bit run-down but the value for money is still very good. The park is situated in Kälviä (navigator address Eläinpuistontie 2), 10 kilometers to the north of Kokkola.

3. Kokkola Tourism Ltd.

Kauppatori 3, Kokkola 67100, Finland +358 6 8289402
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5 based on 8 reviews

Kokkola Tourism Ltd.

We offer guided tours all around Kokkola including the historical Old Town Neristan, cemeterys with famous residents of Kokkola, sightseeing with a bus around town, lighthouse island Tankar and sea cruises.

Reviewed By Mi28

Spent a few days in Kokkola and received very helpful tips from Kokkola Tourism. They helped us booking tickets and gave advice on restaurants. Really liked Kokkola and we'll be back. Thank you!

4. Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia

Pitkaensillankatu 39, Kokkola 67100, Finland +358 40 8065164
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5 based on 4 reviews

Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia

Reviewed By Rainer W - Kokkola, Finland

A very interesting exhibition of the Finnish school's history in the right school building dating back to the 1700s, the exhibition shows the different stages of the school and education in Finland. this museum and other museums in Kokkola are worth visiting specialliy this year, when Finland celebrates 100 years of independence, it is all free.

5. Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia

Pitkaensillankatu 39, Kokkola 67100, Finland +358 40 8065165
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Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia

The construction of the house was finished in 1813. The design has influences from both Rococo and Gustavianism, Swedish neo-classicism. As a combination of architectural styles the Roos House is one of a kind in Finland. In here you can see how the Roos family lived. Karl Herman Renlund's art collection in the 2nd floor consists of approximately 50 works from the Golden Age of Finnish Art.

Reviewed By Rainer W - Kokkola, Finland

I think house must be the most beatiful house in Kokkola if you stay in town you hawe to see it.In Roos House's upstairs exhibition tells of life in Kokkola during the city's flourishing during the 19th century. Roos house builder was Andreas Roos (1785-1842).
Here is interesting to visit because of the changing Exhibitions whit,s have different themes.

6. Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia

Pitkaensillankatu 28, Kokkola 67100, Finland
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Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia

Reviewed By Rainer W - Kokkola, Finland

In this old beautiful house, located in the Kokkola Museum Quarter, are many maritime historic artefacts and here you can see how the 1700's upper class families lived in old Kokkola.if you are interested in old historic places you hawe to see this...and this year..its free...

7. Bloomit Kokkola

Rantakatu 2 | Chydenia Shopping Center, 2nd floor, Kokkola 67100, Finland +358 44 7277125
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Bloomit Kokkola

Reviewed By gamyl2013 - St. Malo, Bretagne

Lätt att hitta mitt inne i centrum. Bra utrymmen och fin utställning. Jag hittade snabbt det jag ville ha och jag tror alla gör det. Mycket ungdomligt och intressant för snabba presenter för besök.

8. ITE-museo

Pitkansillankatu 28, Kokkola 67100, Finland +358 44 7809478
ITE-museo

The ITE Museum is a Contemporary Folk Art Museum maintained by the city of Kokkola and Maaseudun Sivistysliitto. Its main task is to exhibit and promote Finnish contemporary folk art or ITE art. The building was built in 1813 as a living quarter for the Pedagogio’s teacher. In the ITE Museum in Kokkola you can see Exhibitions based on the Collections, as well as visiting Exhibitions.

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