In the centre of Jakobstad one can find oneself in a peaceful green oasis. Unexpected at this latitude, one can see a thousand types of plants growing here. The botanic garden, laid out 1915-1932, is a result of a donation by the Schauman family to the memory of Elise and Victor Schauman.
The garden has an area of approx. 1.35 hectares and has over 1,000 plant species. It is is renowned both as one of the most northerly botanical gardens in the world and for its classical park architecture.
The garden has free entrance and is open to the public all-year round.
At the Arctic museum Nanoq, just outside of Jakobstad, you can familiarize yourself with the people and culture of the Arctic. Nanoq is the first museum in Europe that exhibits the Arctic and the Antarctic.
In the area you can find numerous interesting reconstructed buildings, for example a Greenlandic peat house, Henri Rudi's trapper’s cabin, a gold miner's camp and the most northern church. A special exhibition every summer.
Norrmalm, or "Skata", is an old working-class wooden house district. Skata is one of the largest continuous areas of old wooden houses in the country.
Norrmalm was first planned to be a residential area in 1783, but the city proletariat had their homes there even earlier. This protected part of the town has mostly been preserved in its original form and today it is one of the most desirable residential districts in Jakobstad.
Take a look at other interesting attractions in Jakobstad!
In the Old Harbour leisure area is a great place to get acquainted with Jakobstad's maritime history.
The range of attractions is enriched by interesting special museums, beautiful churches, art galleries and architectural sights.