Skata - The Old Wooden House Nighbourhood


Pietarsaari’s historical neighborhood, known as both Skata and Norrmalm, is one of the largest cohesive wooden house neighbourhoods in Finland. It is a culturally and historically valuable place, on both the local and national level. The best way to explore Skata is by foot. Enjoy the colourful and decorated wooden houses and idyllic street views which create an interesting milieu in every season.

Until the latter part of the 18th century Skata was a residential are for sailors and tobacco factory workers. Skata was protected in 1982 and it has largely preserved its original state. Today Skata is one of the most desirable residential areas in Pietarsaari.