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
Kids will appreciate attractions like Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti and Hiukka. Get out of town with these interesting Vuokatti side-trips: Kajaani (Kajaani Castle ruins & Kajaani Church).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vuokatti trip planning app.

Riga, Latvia to Vuokatti is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riga in December, with highs in Vuokatti at -4°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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 Ukkohalla Resort, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Suomussalmi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vuokatti to Suomussalmi in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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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