Welcome to Öja Night hiking!

Hiking at night in Öja archipelago is an unique experience. Night is short when going towards summer, you will feel the salty air, smoke from open fires, the enthusiastic atmosphere of all the hikers challenging their selfs. You will meet local people along the trail, hear music, enjoy refreshments and walk over the finish line feeling like a winner!

We, volunteers from ten different societies in Öja,  are  taking you to the woods and beaches of Öja archipelago trail for the third time.  

Electricity in Öja 1919-2019

This years theme in the Night Hiking is electricity. Öja received electricity exactly 100 years ago. At first could people of Öja turn on the lights in the evening when sun went down to 10 pm. In the morning at 6 am the electricity was turned on again, except for saturdays when it was turned on 5 am because people went to  the marketplace in  the city of Kokkola to sell butter, fish, potatoes and wood.

Cafe Bryggan is open 18.5. kl 12 - 22

Distances and terrain

Nighthiking takes place at Öja Archipelago Trail. You can choose between two distances, 12 km or 22 km. The scenery varies from seashores to dark forests and rock areas. There are lots of rocky areas, also the paths are rocky and might be very slippery when wet. Although there are plenty of duckboards, the route might be wet specially during spring months – waterproof shoes are recommended. Also water bottle, headlamp and happy faces! 

Experience an unique hiking event in the beautiful Öja archipelago when sun sets only briefly at midnight.

Start and finish at Nighthiking

Both the start and finish takes place att the Öja Villagecenter. Start is at 19.00 pm. Price 30€ for adults, 15 € children under 15 of age. Here you find particiepent number, information about the event, toilets, showers (limited facitilies). You need sign up yourself personally 30 minutes before start. Cafe Bryggan is open kl. 12-22.

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