“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.

About the region.

We call it quality of life.

The Jakobstad Region consists of the following 5 municipalities in Ostrobothnia, Finland: Jakobstad, Kronoby, Larsmo, Nykarleby and Pedersöre.

The Jakobstad Region is relaxed and unpretencious. We are proud of who we are and what we do and here you can be yourself too. Whatever we do, we do not compromise on quality. This can be confirmed by the many customers the region’s enterprises have the around the world. The business life is many-sided, from boat manufacturing to food industries. The strong bilingualism in our region has led to a great deal of knowledge and experience in internationalisation. The Jakobstad Pietarsaari region is an excellent area for establishing new enterprises, due to the functional geographical location. Furthermore, you will find a skilled workforce, versed in languages and with high working morals.

Welcome. We hope you will enjoy living here.

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number of associations




summer cottages

300 km

hiking trails

Here you can find everything you need. Here you can find the places of your dreams. We like to call it quality of life.


Welcome home!

In the Jakobstad Region you can have seaview from your front door and have a jetty of your own, live at the countryside or in the city center.

In the Jakobstad region, you can choose to live in the town centre with a marketplace view or by the sea with a private jetty. Or you can live in the countryside or with a forest right on your doorstep.  Services are close by no matter which part of the region you choose to live. The distances are short and your freetime is longer.

Find housing, plots and business premises.

Interested in relocating? Check out the range of vacant rental properties, houses and plots below.

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Hidden gems.

In the Jakobstad region we have a natural attitude towards creative expression, both among the younger and older generations. The region's visual arts and music scene is vibrant and strong, chiefly owing to Campus Allegro's cultural education.

Our region is best charachterized by uts social community. We like to do things in teams, together. This becomes evident by looking at the region’s numerous associations – over one thousand of them – that enrich the inhabitants’ everyday life.

For visitors and tourists we have many hidden gems and places well worth a visit. Check out www.visitjakobstadregion.fi for more information.


How to get here?

You can get to the Jakobstad/Pietarsaari region conveniently both by car and by public transport. Trains stop at Pietarsaari-Pedersöre train station in Bennäs, Pedersöre and the shuttle bus takes you conveniently to the city center of Jakobstad/Pietarsaari (10 km) and back to the station when it is time to return.

You can also come by plane to the Jakobstad Region. The local airport (Karleby-Jakobstad/KOK-airport) is located in Kronoby. You can fly from Helsinki to Karleby-Jakobstad in just over an hour.

Work & Entrepreneurship

The home of quality

The Jakobstad region is a multi-faceted and flourishing industrial region. The Jakobstad region is home to Finland’s most multidimensional industry structure with many small companies as well as international businesses.

The Jakobstad region is home to Finland’s most multidimensional industry structure. The region’s strength lies in export knowledge, international contacts, proficiency in industrial processing, and a high standard of technical knowledge.


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