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Introducing Kokkola

The biggest draw in Kokkola (Swedish: Karleby) is its charming old town Neristan, which was once the home of the town’s fisherfolk. Locals say that until the 1960s fishing boats could sail up the coffee-coloured river to sell fish in the kauppatori, but you wouldn’t believe it to look at the shallow water today. The land around Kokkola is rising, which means Kokkola is chasing its port as the sea gets further from the town.