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Places to visit

Hailuoto Forest Cemetery

The Hailuoto cemetery is largely a natural forest cemetery, which has gradually expanded since the beginning of the 19th century to its current size of about two hectares. The cemetery has the stone base of the old church, where services, weddings and devotions are held in the summer. Next to it are the graves of heroes. There are 40 memorial stones for the fallen heroes.

The congregation makes summer maintenance contracts for graves for one or five years at a time.
The cemetery has plenty of old family graves, which are eternal graves. Today, new grave sites are given for 25 or 50 years. The management time of the burial site can be extended when the agreed time expires.

Hailuoto Library

The Hailuoto library is an atmospheric small library in a central location along Hailuoto's main road, between the school and the church. Local events and exhibitions are organized in the library.

The Hailuoto library is part of the OUTI library collection. OUTI libraries include Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Kuusamo, Liminga, Lumijoki, Muhoki, Oulu, Pudasjärvi, Pyhäjoki, Raahe, Siikajoki, Taivalkoski, Tyrnävä, Utajärvi and Vaala libraries. OUTI libraries have a common customer and material register, a library system and an online library.

Hailuoto Organum

Hailuoto Organum is a concrete spatial art work built by Hai Art, located in Ulkokarvo. The piece was designed by the renowned acoustic artist Lukas Kühne. Lukas Kühne has previously designed similar works for Estonia and Iceland.

Hailuoto church

Hailuoto church (also known as Hailuoto new church) is a church located in the church village of Hailuoto municipality. It was designed by architects Irma and Matti Aaltonen.

The church building was built to replace the old church, which was destroyed by fire in 1968.

Hyypän maisemapenkki

Hyypän maisemapenkki on toteutettu yhdessä Maaseudun Sivistysliiton ja Hailuodon kunnan kanssa osana Kunta olemme me -hanketta. Maisemapenkki löytyy Hyypän harjulta, ja penkiltä näkee kirkkaalla säällä Ojakylänlahdelle asti.

Keskiniemi beacon tower

Keskiniemi beacon is the oldest preserved sea mark of Hailuoto on the north shore of the island. Beacon was designed by Albin Stjerncreutz and was completed in 1858 to warn seafarers about sandbanks spreading north of Keskiniemi. Beacon is a culturally-historically valuable structure.

Keskiniemi beacon can be reached along a hiking trail.

Kirkkosalmi bird watching tower

The Kirkkosalmi birdwatching tower is located by a reed-covered lake that has separated from the sea. It is an excellent spot for observing the spring migration of cormorants and birds of prey. The area hosts a diverse range of waterfowl and waders. The best time for birdwatching is April to May. The tower is wheelchair accessible. Metsähallitus is responsible for maintaining the Kirkkosalmi birdwatching tower.

Kniivilä Local Heritage Museum

The Kniivilä museum has more than 3,000 cataloged objects. The Kniivilä estate itself presents traditional Hailuoto livelihoods – agricultural and livestock farming tools, fishing needs, and hand tools and samples are on display. On the other hand, the life of a small farm is introduced by a cobbler's farm, a barn and a small smoke sauna. A comprehensive collection of agricultural equipment from the end of the 19th century to the 1960s has been collected in Elosuoja. There are also fishing equipment and a mid-engine boat on display.

Marjaniemi Lighthouse

In terms of cultural history, the splendour, which has been in use for more than 150 years, is one of the most popular places to visit in Hailuoto.

Struven ketjun mittauspiste

Struven ketjun mittauspiste (1841) sijaitsee Hyypänmäellä, Hailuodon korkeimmassa kohdassa (31 m merenpinnan yläpuolella).

Windmill of Good Winds

In Hailuoto's Ojakylä, this brand new, traditional windmill is located, which was built by the people of Hailuoto. Some parts are taken from former windmills, but otherwise the windmill is built from new wood and is quietly waiting to turn gray, perhaps for hundreds of years. Near the mill there are old grain barns and a wheelbarrow. Tuomi blooms and cows graze in the seaside meadow. It's summer, wind and sun. You can enter the area by car to the marked parking lot because the land owner has given permission to do so. On the left of the main road, you can see a lichen-covered sign pointing to the place. More detailed information, for example, about the Ojakylä windmill's summer conversion, can be found on the Hailuoto club's website. The women turn the blades of the mill to another position.

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