13 days in Kainuu Itinerary

13 days in Kainuu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kainuu trip planner

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Kuhmo
— 2 nights
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Vuokatti
— 3 nights
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Hyrynsalmi
— 2 nights
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Suomussalmi
— 5 nights
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Kuhmo

— 2 nights
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo online journey planner.

Kiruna, Sweden to Kuhmo is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kiruna to Kuhmo is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Vuokatti

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Hiukka and Kainuun Vaellustalli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vuokatti: Hiidenportti National Park (in Sotkamo) and Kajaani (Kajaani Castle ruins, Kajaani art museum, &more).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vuokatti trip site.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Vuokatti in 1.5 hours. April in Vuokatti sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hyrynsalmi.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hyrynsalmi

— 2 nights
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. Rev up your beach day on the 17th (Tue) with Resort Ukkohalla.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hyrynsalmi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Vuokatti to Hyrynsalmi takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Hyrynsalmi can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. You'll set off for Suomussalmi on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Hyrynsalmi

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Suomussalmi

— 5 nights
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Visiting Hossa National Park and Hossan Lomakeskus will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, learn about all things military at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti, and make a trip to The Silent People.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Suomussalmi trip planner.

Drive from Hyrynsalmi to Suomussalmi in an hour. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Kainuu travel guide

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Theme Parks · Castles · Wildlife Areas
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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