SWAMP SOCCER WORLD CUP
The Swamp Soccer World Championship is contested in Hyrynsalmi, Kainuu, every year. Playing football in the sucking bog might sound daft. Well, it is daft.
But nearly 2,000 players from around the world are still drawn to compete each year!
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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.