Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

August 18, 2015

Kalajoki sand dunes 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014

In English:

In 2014 we made short (1410 kilometers / 876 miles) road trip in Finland. During five days we saw a lot of things, like churches, Poor-man statues, some towns, old historical wooden houses, sandy beaches, carved bears, aviation museum (already presented), Votive ship etc.

Kalajoki, situated on Western coast, means freely translated mean Fish River. It is a town, but much better it is known for its sand dunes. The popularity of the place means that there is more and more tourism and the supply of holiday accommodation increases every year. The distance between Helsinki and Kalajoki is 548 km / 340.5 mi and between Oulu and Kalajoki is 141 km / 87.6 mi.

2005: I visited Kalajoki for the first time with my son and grandson. 7 photos.
2006: I visited it with my wife when returning to the South from the town of Oulu. 5 photos.
2007: I visited it with my wife again, but this time I participated in OCF (Opel Club Finland) summer party. I also tested a quarter mile competition drive with my new Opel (2007-2013) on Kalajoki airport. 4 photos.
2014: Refreshing memories with my wife. 22 photos.

En español:

En 2014 hicimos un viaje corto por carretera (1,410 kilometros / 876 millas) en Finlandia. Durante cinco días vimos un montón de cosas, como iglesias, estatuas de pobre-hombres, algunas ciudades, viejas, históricos casas de madera , playas de arena, osos tallados en madera, un museo del aire (ya presentado), Buques Votivos etc.

Kalajoki, situado en la costa occidental, significa libremente traducido significa río de los pescados. Es un pueblo, pero es mucho mejor conocida por sus dunas de arena. La popularidad del lugar significa que hay más y más el turismo y la oferta de alojamiento aumenta cada año. La distancia entre Helsinki y Kalajoki es 548 kilómetros / 340.5 millas y entre Oulu y Kalajoki es de 141 km / 87,6 mi.

2005: Visitaba Kalajoki por primera vez con mi hijo y mi nieto. 7 fotos.
2006: La visitaba con mi esposa al regresar desde la ciudad de Oulu al sur . 5 fotos.
2007: Visitaba alli con mi esposa de nuevo, pero esta vez participé en OCF (Opel Club Finlandia) fiesta del verano. También probé la competencia de cuarto de milla con mi nuevo Opel (2007-2013) en el aeropuerto de Kalajoki. 4 fotos.
2014: Refrescando memorias con mi esposa. 22 fotos.

En francais:

En 2014, nous faisions un court voyage (1410 km / 876 miles) sur la route en Finlande. Pendant les cinq jours, nous avons vu beaucoup de choses, comme des églises, statues de Pauvre-hommes, quelques villes, vieilles maisons historiques en bois, plages, des ours taillés en bois, une musée de l’aviation (déjà présenté), Navires Votives etc.

Kalajoki, située sur la côte occidentale, des moyens traduit librement signifie Rivière des poissons. Elle est une ville, mais elle est beaucoup mieux connue pour ses dunes de sable. La popularité de région signifie qu’il y a de plus en plus le tourisme et la offre d’hébergement de vacances augmente chaque année.La distance entre Helsinki et Kalajoki est de 548 km / 340,5 mi et l distance entre Oulu et Kalajoki est 141 km / 87,6 mi
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2005: je visité Kalajoki pour la première fois avec mon fils et petit-fils. 7 photos.
2006: je l’ai visité avec ma femme lors du retour au Sud de la ville d’Oulu. 5 photos. J’ai également testé une course de voiture sur un quart de mile avec ma nouvelle Opel (2007-2013) sur la piste de l’aéroport de Kalajoki. 4 photos.
2014: Rafraîchissant les souvenirs avec ma femme. 22 photos.

Em Português:

Em 2014 fazíamos uma curto viagem na estrada (1410 km / 876 milhas) na Finlândia. Durante cinco dias, víamos um monte de coisas, como igrejas, estátuas de pobre-homem, algumas cidades, velhas casas de madeira históricas, praias, ursos entalhados en madeira, museu do ar (já apresentado), Navios Votiva etc.

Kalajoki, fica na costa ocidental e significa traduzido livremente o rio de pesca. É uma cidade, mas muito melhor ela é conhecida por suas dunas de areia. A popularidade do lugar significa que há mais e mais o turismo e a oferta de alojamento de férias aumenta a cada ano. A distância entre Helsínquia e Kalajoki é 548 km / 340,5 mi e entre Oulu e Kalajoki é de 141 km / 87,6 mi.

2005: Eu visitei em Kalajoki pela primeira vez com meu filho e meu neto. 7 fotos.
2006: Eu visitei com minha esposa quando voltando ao Sul da cidade de Oulu. 5 fotos.
2007: Eu visitei com minha esposa de novo, mas desta vez eu assisti ao partido do verão de OCF (Opel Clube Finlândia). Eu também testou o competição de carro de quarto de milha com o meu novo Opel (2007-2013) na pista do aeroporto de Kalajoki. 4 fotos.
2014: Refrescando as nossas memórias com minha esposa. 22 fotos.

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66 Comments »

  1. Such beautiful scenes. I love all of them🙂
    Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — August 18, 2015 @ 07:53 | Reply

    • Hi Takami.

      I am glad that You loved my collection of Kalajoki. The area is big having hotel and small and luxury cabins. Many Finns buy their summer homes from this area. The sand dunes are nice and walking barefoot on them to the sea is an experience. My best memories are from the meetings of Opel Club of Finland and contest of driving quarter mile. It is awesome experience and to meet other persons with same car brand. Thank You for Your comment.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 08:54 | Reply

  2. all these scenes are beautiful, very nice place

    Comment by Bernieshoot — August 18, 2015 @ 09:35 | Reply

    • Hello Bernie.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am glad that You saw this popular place thru my photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 09:56 | Reply

  3. Not only beaches but also coniferous trees are impressive. The summer of your rigion seems comfortable🙂

    Comment by superkamui — August 18, 2015 @ 10:13 | Reply

    • Hi Watayuki.

      This region is very popular and it is situated on the Western coastline by the Gulf of Bothnia. Thank You for Your comment. Here is more information about the sea:

      ボスニア湾.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 12:02 | Reply

  4. En nuestras islas( sardegna, Sicilia y Elba, por ejemplo) también tenemos muchas playas con flores , pequeñas plantas y arbolitos y yo las adoro!
    Las fotos que tu sacaste son hermosas y me encantan!
    Y esas casitas de madera , que maravilla!
    Me gusto’ mucho ver a tu hijo y a tu nieto, y de nuevo Anja , que sale tan bien en foto!

    Deben haber sido vacaciones perfectas , con ese mar y esas playas!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — August 18, 2015 @ 10:35 | Reply

    • Hola Anna.

      ¡Qué bueno al leer tu comentario! Muchas gracias. Muchas casitas tienen su propia Sauna – piensalo. Lo que concierne a Italia, tu tierra linda es el Paraíso. La última vez, hace muchos años, disfrutamos de las playas cerca de Sorrento.🙂

      Ti auguro una buona giornata.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 12:13 | Reply

    • soy de acuerdo con Anna. (me gusto a caminar en la arena, tambien)

      Comment by betunada — September 1, 2015 @ 22:21 | Reply

  5. These peaceful summer impressions show me however that you could bear the heat quite well! I wish you many more of these great excursions. Best regards Martina

    Comment by Martina Ramsauer — August 18, 2015 @ 10:43 | Reply

    • Hello Martina.

      Yes, we can have nice warm or nearly hot indeed. About sixty or seventy years ago, people abroad thought that polar bears walk on the streets of Helsinki. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 12:29 | Reply

  6. This is because it is a favorite beach that you visited this beach many times. Are you not slightly sad that a quiet beach becomes sightseeing?

    Comment by wakasahs15th — August 18, 2015 @ 12:08 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Well, Finland is not crowded yet today as You have seen in many of my photos. This place is yet today worth for a visit, but if it becomes too crowded, then I’ll be sad. Fortunately, people are clean and well understand well what a clean environment means. Thank You commenting.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 12:41 | Reply

  7. Fotos maravilhosas, obrigada!
    Abracos, Claudia

    Comment by claudialasetzki — August 18, 2015 @ 12:59 | Reply

    • Oi Claudia.

      Eu gostei muito do seu comentário e estou muito feliz que você visitei o meu blog. Muito obrigado.

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso! Um grande abraço. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 13:13 | Reply

  8. Kalajoki is surely a nice place but I never had the chance so far to visit it even though it is not that far away from my parents cottage than my old home in Vantaa. I always only heard from friends about it who were there especially for the juhannus celebrations

    Comment by CrazyChineseFamily — August 18, 2015 @ 13:00 | Reply

    • Hi Timo.

      Summer and Midsummer, they culminate at Kalajoki. Well, maybe too much people, but it must be accepted because Midsummer is only once a year.🙂 Thank you for Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 13:18 | Reply

  9. Looks like a great place to explore! M🙂

    Comment by mvschulze — August 18, 2015 @ 13:13 | Reply

    • Hello mvschulze.

      I am glad that You visited the place thru my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 13:29 | Reply

  10. Some very nice photographic memories for you over the past 10 years. Looks like a peaceful place.

    Comment by womanseyeview — August 18, 2015 @ 13:30 | Reply

    • Hi Carol.

      Yes indeed. Those photos I took by my first digital camera.🙂 Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 13:36 | Reply

  11. It is a beautiful place you would want to visit any number of times.

    Comment by saganhama — August 18, 2015 @ 13:46 | Reply

    • Hi Saganhama.

      So nice to read that You loved my photos presenting one of my favorite place in Finland. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 13:49 | Reply

  12. Ce que j’ aime dans cette ville du bord de mer , c’est que la plage a conservé ,presque, son caractère de milieu naturel . Les petites habitations sont en bois et de modeste dimension. . La vegetation dunaire est respectée et Dieu sait qu’elle est très intéressante .
    Toutefois en 2014 je vois des immeubles en béton qui commencent à d’élever. J ‘ espère que ce n’ est pas le commencement de la fin .
    Pour la course d’Opel , je suppose que ton épouse était le copilote tenant je roadbook!🙂
    Amitiés,
    Michel

    Comment by fauquetmichel — August 18, 2015 @ 13:55 | Reply

    • Bonjour Michel.

      Merci pour la remarque je saurai la retenir. Ici Voici la vidéo montre comment je conduisais, Ne pas oublier de mettre des sons!:

      The race.

      Belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 18, 2015 @ 14:08 | Reply

      • Bravo ,la Vectra .
        Les pots d ‘ échappement rugissaient à merveille ;
        Conduite sûre et fougueuse
        Amitiés
        Michel

        Comment by fauquetmichel — August 18, 2015 @ 19:26 | Reply

        • Bonjour Michel.

          Merci!!!

          Amitiés. Matti.

          Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2015 @ 07:20 | Reply

  13. I’m happy to see the beautiful beaches of Finland with the lovely sand dunes. I’m sure you have many warm memories from your visits here. Beautiful photographs.

    Comment by elisa ruland — August 18, 2015 @ 14:59 | Reply

    • Hi Elisa.

      Yes, indeed I have warm memories! I am happy that You left Your kind comment here. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2015 @ 07:22 | Reply

  14. I really don’t know why but strangely enourgh I didn’t expect to see such beautiful sand dunes and lovely beach sections! Lovely in the meaning of soft and charming. I always assumed the coast in the very North had to be rougher or perhaps often with a rather stony ground. But surprise! (I’m glad that I can learn a lot from your blog and your photos, Matti!) On two or tree photos it’s looking even a bit Mediterranian. Perhaps it’s caused by the coniferes on these images.
    How long these small wooden pathes are! That’s beautiful!

    One picture reminds me of the German Northsea Coast and the North Frisian Islands. The very small ones which are called ” die Halligen”. During high tide a considerable part of island is flooded. Your photo with such a small island looks rather similar.

    That was a rather interesting blogpost again! Thanks!

    Have a nice week!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — August 18, 2015 @ 16:07 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Oh, how nice comment. Thank you. I do not know why this part of Finland is so sandy, but maybe there might be one explanation, because on this area exists post-glacial rebound yet today. In Finland, we have a saying. “Buying the land is worthy, because it is no longer prepared. Nature has a different view about it and prepares it all the time”.🙂

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2015 @ 07:49 | Reply

  15. How nice walking road on sea !
    I want to walk barefoot,too.
    What is white roof and stripe wall hut?
    I like wooden steps on beach ,light blue bench^^.

    Comment by そのちゃん — August 18, 2015 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Hello そのちゃん.

      How nice to read that You loved my photos. Those small huts are cabins (changing rooms) (更衣室) for changing swimsuits. Thank You commenting and asking a question.

      こんばんは

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2015 @ 10:39 | Reply

  16. Thank you for showing us these lovely sceenery.

    Comment by 洋子 — August 18, 2015 @ 17:42 | Reply

    • Hi 洋子.

      Thank You commenting my post and loving my photos.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2015 @ 10:41 | Reply

  17. This looks like a fun and beautiful place to visit! I wouldn’t think of going to the beach in Finland – about like Alaska!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — August 18, 2015 @ 21:46 | Reply

    • Hi Marilyn.

      Isn’t amazing to see sandy beaches in the North here in Finland? Thank You for Your visit on my blog and leaving Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 19, 2015 @ 11:00 | Reply

  18. Un bellissimo viaggio che hai documentato con molte foto veramente belle!!
    Ciao, Patrizia

    Comment by Patrizia M. — August 19, 2015 @ 22:52 | Reply

    • Chiao Patrizia.

      I am very glad that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Buona giornata col sorriso.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 20, 2015 @ 13:46 | Reply

  19. This post is marvelous… A daydream! …. Great photographs!… All my best wishes, dear Sartenada. Aquileana😉

    Comment by Aquileana — August 20, 2015 @ 00:10 | Reply

    • Hi Aquileana.

      I am very glad that You loved my post. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 21, 2015 @ 07:34 | Reply

  20. Thanks for a great tour of Kalajoki through your beautiful photos, Matti! The sand dunes look like a great way to “walk on water”!

    Comment by Tiny — August 20, 2015 @ 05:40 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      Thank You. Sometimes when in Finland, check how they are live.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 21, 2015 @ 07:36 | Reply

  21. Wonderful walking on the sea!
    My summer of this year is very busy, no trip no drive…
    but lot of lunch party with friends.
    How is your summer 2015?

    Comment by kanaconnie — August 21, 2015 @ 15:47 | Reply

    • Hi Connie.

      Thank you for Your comment. Busy – just as us! The beginning of this summer was quite rainy and cool, but now we have had possibility to enjoy sunshine and warm. The “funniest” was again that in the Northernmost part of Finland there was “hottest” day than in the South. August is my favorite month, due to its warm weather and cool nights.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 22, 2015 @ 08:15 | Reply

  22. I think your grandson is growing now.
    I’m happy to look many cars.

    Comment by キース — August 22, 2015 @ 09:14 | Reply

    • Thank you for Your kind comment. Well, yes indeed he is working already. He is a camera operator in a Television Company. I love cars and especially fast cars. On German highways there are no speed limits and to drive there fast is fantastic!

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 22, 2015 @ 11:02 | Reply

  23. Fotos super legais! O lugar é bem bacana.

    Parabéns!

    Comment by Josenilton — August 22, 2015 @ 20:16 | Reply

    • Oi Zé.

      Tudo bem? Obrigado pela visita e pelo comentário!

      Boa sorte pra você!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 23, 2015 @ 08:46 | Reply

  24. How beautiful sea side scene & in 2005 your grandson is so active^^

    Comment by mitospiano — August 23, 2015 @ 04:29 | Reply

    • Hi Mitospiano.

      How nice that You saw my post. Well, he was active and continues to be active yet today!🙂 Thank You commenting and loving my photos.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — August 23, 2015 @ 08:51 | Reply

  25. It looks so appealing!

    Comment by suzannesmom — August 28, 2015 @ 14:04 | Reply

    • Hi Suzannesmom.

      Thank you commenting. It was nice to read that You loved my photos.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 29, 2015 @ 08:06 | Reply

  26. quite a span of time, the transition! (of your visits and your family also). verrrry reminiscent of my recent brief sojourn to the PAC NW coast, as no doubt you’ve noticed. wooden walks, lotsa sand, proximity of the forest, etc. looks real relaxing AND refreshing to be there !

    Comment by betunada — September 1, 2015 @ 22:25 | Reply

    • Hi Betunada.

      Very nice to read Your comment. Thank you.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2015 @ 10:05 | Reply

  27. Oh the joys of summer ‘camping’!

    Comment by dunelight — September 2, 2015 @ 20:37 | Reply

    • Hi Dunelight.

      That is right. Isn’t it “funny” that in the North there are beaches.

      Happy Day.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 3, 2015 @ 12:19 | Reply

  28. Bonjour me voilà rentré de vacances et quand je vois ces magnifiques images ça me donne juste envie de repartir🙂 Bonne journée

    Comment by LNA — September 5, 2015 @ 17:01 | Reply

    • Bonjour Helein.

      Je souhaite que vous avez eue des vacances merveilleuses.🙂 Où avez-vous passée vos vacances? Je suis heureux mes photos plaîsent á Vous. Je Vous souhaite un bon dimanche.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 6, 2015 @ 07:44 | Reply

  29. Astounding and unbelievable what can be created from sand!

    Comment by Sue Slaght — September 13, 2015 @ 04:33 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      You are right. Those artist which have created them, are real artists. Thank you for Your kind comment.
      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 13, 2015 @ 07:55 | Reply

  30. Amazing! Staying in the dunes! In real houses, not tents!🙂

    Comment by Dancing With Shadows — October 28, 2015 @ 14:47 | Reply

    • Hi.

      As You noticed it is our favorite place when on road trip to the North or vice versa.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 28, 2015 @ 14:50 | Reply


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