Jakobstad (Finnish: Pietarsaari) is a nice small port town in Ostrobothnia.
By carJakobstad is situated along highway 8, the main road along the Finnish west coast.
By trainMost trains between southern Finland and Oulu or Rovaniemi stop at Bennäs railway station, some 15 km to the south. From there, take the bus to Jakobstad. In 2016, the train connections became much worse; check timetables.
By busBuses between Vaasa and Kokkola stop in Jakobstad.
By planeNordic Regional Airlines flies from Helsinki to Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport (KOK), 30 km from Jakobstad.
Airport shuttle is provided to and from Jakobstad centre.
By boatLarsmosjön to the northeast is since long a fresh water basin, separated from the sea by locks. The main marina is on the sea side of the locks.
phone: +358 44-723-7940Marina of the sailing club 1.5 km from the centre. 1.8–2.8m. Water, electricity, waste collection, septic tank emptying, fuel, toilet, showers, sauna, laundry, Wi-Fi, playground, beach, restaurant.
Jakobstad's town hall and the Town hall square
Strengberg tobacco factoryThe yellow industrial building and it's clock sphere on the roof is still one of Jakobstad's symbols, even as the factory has closed down.
SkataThe wooden old town.
SkolparkenThe School Park is not just a park but a botanical garden with almost a thousand different plants and flowers.
Jacobstads Wapenphone: +358 6 723 1796address: The old portA replica of a 18th century ship, built according to blueprints by af Chapman, anchored in the old port of Jakobstad.
phone: +358 6 729 3679address: Pörkenäsvägen 60"Finland's first Arctic museum" is a museum dedicated to the explorers of the North Pole, Greenland and Svalbard.
O'Learys Jakobstadphone: +358 6 7888399address: Alholmsvägen 1, 68600
phone: +358 6 788 8111address: Kanalesplanaden 13A typical small-town hotel, clean and modern.