Nature and Sea

Jakobstad's location on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia offers a variety of fascinating destinations that are easy to reach. Narrow straits, wind-whipped sea, sandy beaches and wave-polished cliffs guarantee outstanding outdoor experiences.

The best places to enjoy the nature and the sea are the beaches in Fäboda and the Mässkär island. These beatiful destinations attract visitors all year round.

To explore the archipelago during the summer months you can for instance book a charter cruise or visit one of Jakobstad's guest harbours with your own ship or vessel.


Fäboda, approximately 10 km from the town center, is a versatile outdoor recreation area. Fäboda is famous for its long sandy beaches and beautiful nature. Varying terrain, good location and services have made Fäboda the most popular summer destination in Jakobstad. 

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, the Fäboda area offers wonderful opportunities for different leisure activities. In the area you will find the Fäboda-Pörkenäs nature trail and the summer restaurant Fäboda Kaffestuga.


Mässkär island, located 2 km outside Ådö fishing port, is a magnificent example of the outer archipelago's beauty.

A formenr harbour pilots' and coast guard's house on the island has been renovated and today it offers e.g. conference, hotel and restaurant services. On the island you will find a nature trail that presents the versatile wildlife and nature of the archipelago. 

In summer there is a regular ferry service to Mässkär from the Old Harbour. Winter time, when the waters freeze over, you can walk or ski to Mässkär.

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Cruises to Mässkär

Old Harbour - Mässkär - Old Harbour
(including cruise, dining, guide services)
You may also just take the ferry transport without other services. 

More information, prices and reservations (in Swedish)


Charter cruises and water taxis

Water taxis and charter cruises with Filifjonkan
Information and reservations: tel. +358 500 896 385

Water taxis and charter cruises with Ms. Elaine

Information and reservations: tel. +358 50 554 0082, +358 6 723 3721

Water taxis and charter cruises with Ms. Felicia
Information and reservations: tel. +358 500 884 812

Water taxis and charter cruises with Ms. Mässkär (52 seats)
Information and reservations: tel. +358 6 729 4092, +358 500 661 328

Water taxis and charter cruises with my Navita (15 seats)
Information and reservations: tel. +358 40 502 5630


Guest Harbours

Smultrongrundet, SSJ
63° 41.4' N 22° 41.47' E

SSJ's guest harbour is situated on Smultrongrundet approximately 1,5 km from the town centre. Summer Restaurant Pavis and Old Harbour beach are in the area. 

From 15 June to 9 August
tel. +358 44 723 7940

Other times:
Sami Krohn
Harbour Administrator
tel. +358 50 370 0357

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63°43,7' N 22°34,8' E

Mässkär is an island in the outer archipelago of Jakobstad. The guest harbour offers e.g. the following services: shower, sauna and toilet facilities, restaurant and internet.

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Contact information:
From 1 May to 31 August
Mässkärs lotsstation rf.
tel. +358 6 729 4092

Other times:
Anders Boström
tel. +358 6 723 1940

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