8 days in Kainuu Itinerary

8 days in Kainuu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kainuu trip planner

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Vuokatti
— 3 nights
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Suomussalmi
— 4 nights
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Vuokatti

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Vuokatti: Kajaani (Kajaani Castle ruins & Kajaani Church).

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vuokatti trip itinerary builder app.

Riga, Latvia to Vuokatti is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riga in January: high temperatures in Vuokatti hover around 18°F and lows are around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Suomussalmi

— 4 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. When in Suomussalmi, make a side trip to see Ukkohalla Resort in Hyrynsalmi, approximately Hyrynsalmi away. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and learn about all things military at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Suomussalmi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vuokatti to Suomussalmi in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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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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