Kuninkaankivi (King’s rock)

Karby Pedersöre


Swedish kings with their entourages began travelling along the Bothnian Coast Road already in the early 1600s. More than a century passed from those days before the king of Sweden with his entourage made a journey to Finland. In the summer of 1752, the journey of King Adolf Frederick began from southern Finland along the old Kyrönkangas summer road to Ostrobothnia and continued from there along the coastal road to Tornio.


By the road in Karby, between Uusikaarlepyy and Pietarsaari, there is a rock with a memorial plaque commemorating the king’s journey. The section of the coastal road near the rock is a living reminder of the roads that used to be travelled by horses and wagons.