8 days in Kainuu Itinerary

8 days in Kainuu Itinerary

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8 days in Kainuu Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Hyrynsalmi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vuokatti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Dublin

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Hyrynsalmi

Hyrynsalmi
Hyrynsalmi is a municipality in Finland and is part of the Kainuu region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hyrynsalmi trip builder site .

Dublin, Ireland to Hyrynsalmi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Hyrynsalmi is 2 hours. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hyrynsalmi, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Hyrynsalmi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to The Silent People and then brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi tour builder site .

Getting from Hyrynsalmi to Suomussalmi by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
The Silent People ©
The Silent People

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Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Kuhmo takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Vuokatti trip maker .

Drive from Kuhmo to Vuokatti in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Vuokatti are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sotkamo, Kajaani
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Kajaani Church ©
Kajaani Church