- There are no comments yet
Finland is one of the few countries which, despite a modest area, have virtually unlimited opportunities for recreation in any season. One of the most interesting places in Finland for active and busy summer holiday can be called a region of Kainuu in the east. This land of vast forests and the cleanest lakes is popular among fans of different sports and is perfect for family holidays. Resorts in the region seemed designed for those wishing to learn new sports, such as golf or fishing.
Transportation center for the city of Kajaani, Kainuu, in which the airline Finnair serves several flights a day from Helsinki. Convenient schedule allows combining a trip to Kainuu, visiting the capital for shopping or sightseeing tour - so spend the time between flights. In addition, to Kajaani you can reach by bus or train. But keep in mind that the distance between Helsinki and Kajaani is more than 500 km, and if a flight between the cities is less than an hour, then by train takes about 5 hours.
Golf in Finnish style
Today, Finland is open more than a hundred golf courses. Three high-quality golf courses are located in the Kainuu region - a field Katinkulta, Kajaani and Paltamo. Season of golf usually lasts from May until October. One of the advantages of golf courses located in Kainuu is a long light day - in the summer to play golf you cannot just late at night, but the whole night because the sun never sets completely. Period of the White Nights lasts from early June to late July. And in early September on the field can be played in full daylight, 14 hours a day.
Not far from the center of the town of Kuhmo is a theme park Kalevala Spirit ("Spirit of Kalevala). Here come to life; stories, fairy tales and beliefs of the "Kalevala" - the famous national Finnish epic. Tour of the park, accompanied by colorful guide introduces visitors to the life of the heroes of ancient legends and traditions of the inhabitants of Finland.
In the Park Spirit of Kalevala you can try the role of a blacksmith and visit the bath in the smoke. During the tour there is the opportunity to be a fun quiz and find out how close you are to nature and natural life, if you have a true spirit of Kalevala.
The guests of the park can enjoy a traditional Finnish cuisine - from the Karelian pies to delicious soup with venison, to see the collection "the most Finnish" inventions, gathered in a small museum, and buy souvenirs.
Finland is known for its excellent opportunities for fishing fans, and the Kainuu region for this activity fits perfectly. In the very first day of the trip we were met by a picturesque lake Oulujärvi and fishing boat.
With beautiful landscape boat trip on the endless lake a lot of fun even without a successful catch. But fans of fishing, of course, impress the size of the pike, which fall into Oulujärvi. There is also a chance to catch a pike or trout.
In Kainuu you can enjoy fishing and those who have never held a fishing rod in hand. And if Oulujärvi is a great place for fishing, trolling, the small reservoirs in the region suitable for fishing lessons on the fly.
On the territory of only one resort Vuokatti there are several dozen fishing grounds. The instructor will tell newcomers about the device gear, fly themselves and throwing techniques. On the lake at the hotel Holiday Club Katinkulta learn to fish with professional guide fisherman.
Ukkohalla resort town, known primarily as a ski center, summer is no less interesting. Here is the first in Finland and the northernmost in the world with Cable WakeBoard - special cable connection, which allows you to practice surfing and water skiing.
Summer in Kainuu available even in winter. In Vuokatti is known all over Finland indoor ski tunnel with artificial snow, which extends over 1000 meters. Basically here are trained athletes, but also many tourists come here to "cool off" - the internal temperature of the tunnel is maintained at 5 degrees below zero. Immediately hire is sports equipment.