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Leisure in Merijärvi


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Merijärvi offers a wide range of possibilities and events involving youth, sports, cultural and other leisure activities. Such activities are arranged by organisations such as the municipal leisure office (vapaa-aikatoimi) and Jokihelmi Adult Education Centre (Jokihelmen opisto) and various associations.

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The Alavieska, Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Nivala, Oulainen, Sievi and Ylivieska libraries belong to the Joki- library group. You can borrow books from all libraries belonging to this network using the same library card and renew all of your loans at just one service point or via the internet.


Merijärvi Municipal Library (Merijärven kunnankirjasto)
Merijärventie 104, 86220 Merijärvi
Tel. 044 477 6270

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The Merijärvi Museum (Merijärven kotiseutumuseo) is located right beside the church in Kirkonmäki in the centre of the municipality. You will find the contact information of museum located in the Merijärvi region on the municipality's website.

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Exercise and sports

Merijärvi offers a variety of sporting opportunities around the year.

For further details on sports venues and events in Merijärvi, contact the municipality's leisure instructor (vapaa-aikaohjaaja).

Municipality of Merijärvi (Merijärven kunta)
Kunnantie 1, 86220 Merijärvi
Leisure Instructor (Vapaa-aikaohjaaja)
Tel. 044 477 6220

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Outdoor activities

For Finns, recreation and travel in nature is a traditional and popular way of recharging your batteries at any time of year. Everyman's rights (Jokamiehen oikeudet) allow people to pick berries and mushrooms and to move around the forest on foot, by bike, or on skis during the winter. However, you may not go into a private household's yard without permission.

You will need a licence to fish, but not to angle (worm fishing) or ice fish. A licence is also required for hunting. Everyman's rights do not give you the right to leave litter lying around, to damage trees or vegetation, to drive vehicles onto someone's land without their permission, or to build.

Merijärvi has a wide range of routes of all kinds for enjoying the wilderness. Some routes are also suitable for people who need wheelchairs and those taking prams. The area has several ski tracks, swimming beaches and nature trails with lean-to shelters and places for making a fire.

For more information, see Merijärvi's website.

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Everyman's rights

Hobbies for children and young people

Merijärvi has one youth centre which hosts open evenings and events.

Nuoppari, Merijärventie 105, 86220 Merijärvi.

There are also one of sports club in the Merijärvi region. For further information on the municipality's youth services (nuorisopalvelut) and the contact information of clubs see the municipality's website.

In Merijärvi, enquiries about leisure activities can be made with the municipal youth and leisure office (vapaa-aikatoimi).

Municipality of Merijärvi (Merijärven kunta)
Kunnantie 1, 86220 Merijärvi
Leisure Instructor (Vapaa-aikaohjaaja)
Tel. 044 477 6220

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Hobbies for elderly people

In Merijärvi, Jokilaaksojen opisto offers opportunities for enjoying and studying subjects such as art, handicrafts, dance, sports and languages. On the other hand, Merijärvi’s leisure office runs a wide range of sports, cultural and leisure activities which are also intended for elderly people.

Merijärven Kestävä offers various physical exercises and different events.

Pensioner's associations also organise activities for the elderly. You can find information on such associations on the register of associations on the municipality's website.


A wide range of associations are active in Merijärvi. You can find information on active associations on the register of associations on the municipality's website.

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