8 days in Kainuu Itinerary

8 days in Kainuu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kainuu tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Suomussalmi
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Suomussalmi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vuokatti
— 3 nights
Drive to Kajaani Airport, Fly to Budapest

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Suomussalmi

— 4 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Step out of Suomussalmi to go to Hyrynsalmi and see Resort Ukkohalla, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, make a trip to The Silent People, examine the collection at Suomussalmen Kotiseutumuseo, and brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Suomussalmi road trip app.

Budapest, Hungary to Suomussalmi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Budapest to Suomussalmi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Vuokatti

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): head outdoors with Vuokatti Safaris and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vuokatti day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Vuokatti takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -4°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Kainuu travel guide

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Theme Parks · Castles · Nature & Parks
Kainuu is one of the 19 regions of Finland . Kainuu borders the regions of Northern Ostrobothnia, North Karelia and Northern Savonia. In the east, it also borders Russia.Boreal forest makes up most of the biome in Kainuu. The forest in Kainuu mostly consists of birches, pines and spruces. The atypical regional geography and landscape consist of lakes, hills and vast uninhabited forest areas.The largest lake in the region is the Oulujärvi, one of the largest lakes in Finland. Its shorelines, open waters and islands in Kainuu belong to the municipalities of Vaala, Paltamo and Kajaani.The highest point in Kainuu is the Iso Tuomivaara, located in the municipality of Hyrynsalmi. The regional climate is continental.Culturally Kainuu is part of larger Eastern-Finnish cultural heritage. The dialect of Kainuu is based on Savonian and Karelian dialects.MunicipalitiesThe region of Kainuu is made up of eight municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Kajaani sub-region: 23px Kajaani (37,664)23px Paltamo (3,493)23px Ristijärvi (1,356)23px Sotkamo (10,524) Kehys-Kainuu sub-region: 23px Hyrynsalmi (2,432)23px Kuhmo (8,820)23px Puolanka (2,784)23px Suomussalmi (8,342)

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