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 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 city 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, 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 Cafe & Kitchen.
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 over the ice.
Old Harbour - Mässkär - Old Harbour
(including cruise, dining guide services)
You may also just take the ferry transport without other services
Monday to Sunday
Departure from the Old Harbour, at Macken. 12:00
Return from Mässkär pm. 16:00
Charter cruises and water taxis
Charter cruises with Ms. Jenny (177 seats) from May to September
Information and reservations Kokko Line tel. +358 40 806 5077, +358 40 806 5075
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 (22 seats)
Information and reservations: tel. +358 6 729 4092
Water taxis and charter cruises with my Navita (15 seats)
Information and reservations: tel. +358 40 502 5630
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
tel. +358 44 564 0757
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.
From 1 May to 31 August
Mässkärs lotsstation rf.
tel. +358 6 729 4092
tel. +358 6 723 1940