“We call it quality of life..”
The best place in the world.
Welcome to the Jakobstad Region!
Here you can find work, nice neighbours and a vast selection of spare-time activities. Do you want to live in a new-build in the city center of Jakobstad, or at a house with its own jetty by the sea or right next to the fores you can do so here in the Jakobstad region.
Welcome to the best place in the world.
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Here you can find everything you need. Here you can find the places of your dreams. We like to call it quality of life.
Near the sea, is where I want to be
Colorful aurora borealis, a raging autumn storm, the midnight sun and mighty ice formations - Fäboda (~10 km outside Jakobstad city centre) - is fascinating all year round. This is the oasis for the people in Jakobstad and the whole region. This is where we flock to swim, have picnics on the sun-warmed cliffs, enjoy a good coffee at Fäboda Kaffestuga (café), hike and bicycle.Read more
Lostenen & Utterleden
Hiking in Nature
Deep in the forests of Överpurmo, Pedersöre lies Finland's largest boulder Lostenen (Lynx Rock), a16-metre-high rock resting on a pile of smaller stones and rocks. The Losten is a good starting point for one of the region's longest hiking trails, Utterleden (Otter Trail). Along this 50-kilometer-long trail from Vilobacka in Överpurmo to the ski lodge in Lappfirs, you have the opportunity to enjoy unspoiled nature and the true wilderness.Read more
The secret of smoked fish
Strandis Smokehouse offers a wide range of experiences that is sure to appeal to all of your senses. From delicious craft food to refreshing winter baths in close to sub zero temperatures (in wintertime) next to the Smokery - this is one place you'd make sure not to miss.Read more
Imagine a cottage high up above the ground, with a glass ceiling and walls. Waking up in the morning, gazing at the treetops or looking out over the lake. Emmes Retreat offers its guests a place for rest and relaxation in stunning silence.Read more
Microbreweries in the region
Beer lovers and foodies
Brewing a really good beer is an art: a balancing act between the right amount of high-quality ingredients, the right mash temperature and a good malt base. In the Jakobstad region we have two microbreweries Keppo Bryggeri and Jacobstads Craft Brewery. You can visit both breweries to learn all you need to know about this noble drink. Get a glimpse of the art of brewing and get a taste of various beer types. Perhaps you'll discover a new favourite?