Kainuu hosts a number of annual cultural events. In June, music-lovers assemble at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Finland’s premiere international event of its kind. Words and music merge into summertime harmony during Kajaani’s traditional Poetry Week, Finland’s oldest literary-arts event. Its quality programme nurtures Kainuu’s literary traditions, attracting large crowds and top performers. Read more about Kainuu’s cultural offering.


Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival
Kajaanin Runoviikko Poetry Festival
Vuokatti Museums
Culture Events in Wild Taiga
Culture Events in Kajaani

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Getting here

Welcome to Kainuu

Kainuu is located in the middle of Finland. There are daily flights to Kajaani, Oulu, Kuusamo and Kuopio from Helsinki. Kajaani is at the heart of the region and allows easy access to all of Kainuu. Oulu, Kuusamo and Kuopio are all roughly two hours from Kajaani by car. If you would like to see more of the Finnish landscape, you can travel conveniently from Helsinki to Kajaani by train.

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