Kierikki Stone Age Centre

Mar 19, 2019 12:16:39 PM

Kierikki Stone Age Centre

Guests of all ages enjoy the archaeological exhibition in the huge log-built award-winning main building and activities in the Stone Age village. Restaurant is in the main building and hotel Kierikinhovi besides it. Only one hour drive from Oulu Airport.

The Kierikki Centre is located along the Iijoki River on a Stone Age dwelling sites that has been studied since the 1960s. Public international excavations have been in Kierikki in July since 2006.

Welcome to the Stone Age

Kierikki Stone Age Centre is an archaeological exhibition and activity centre in Northern Finland. It is situated north-east from the city of Oulu (driving time ca. 45 minutes). Kierikki is an archaeological site, a former Stone Age settlement, which was inhabited as way back as 7000 years ago. Now Kierikki is a modern archaeological centre with a beautiful wooden main building, a reconstructed Stone Age Village and a hotel. There is an archaeological exhibition and a restaurant. The centre is surrounded with clean Finnish nature. The reconstructions in the Stone Age Village are based on 40 years of research. In the village you will find lots of hands-on activities. You can also order a night in Stone Age dwellings and team building programs in Stone Age village.

Oulu Kierikki stone age exhibition


The program starts from the archaeological exhibition, where a film about the research history will be shown. On the way to the Stone Age village the guide will tell you about the life 6000 years ago. How did the people live? What was their typical day like? How did they build their huts? The Stone Age village is only 400 meters away from the main building. You get to explore the dwellings of the Stone Age and have a chance to practice ancient bow shooting. You can try grinding stone objects at the stone smith's lean-to. For example, test out if you can form an arrowhead from stone by using just sand and water! Your group will be guided back to the main building.

Product information: Kierikki Stone Age Centre

  • Season: all year
  • Languages: English, Swedish, Finnish
  • Founded in: 2001
  • Note: Hotel accommodation, catering services and other programs on request. Program is suitable for the whole family, handicapped accessible.

Contact: Kierikki Stone Age Centre

Leena Lehtinen
Pahkalantie 447 A, 91200 Yli-Ii
Tel.: +358 (0) 40 5149466

Destination: Oulu

The city of Oulu is located at the western coast of Finland. As the fifth largest city in Finland, Oulu offers its visitors plenty of tourist attractions and activities all year round.
Oulu region is the biggest urban centre in Northern Scandinavia with 250.000 citizens. Oulu is very easy to access from any part of the world – there are numerous daily fights and just an hour’s flight from Helsinki and Stockholm.

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