The primal flavours of the North are drawn straight from Mother Nature’s produce. Mushrooms, fish, game, herbs and berries are gathered and caught in the surrounding forests and crystalline waters. You can enjoy a traditional lunch at a reindeer farm or experiment with traditional dishes prepared from local produce by our many restaurants. And there are excursions for sampling the traditional tastes of Kainuu in the beauty of nature.


Restaurants and Cafes in Kajaani
Restaurants and Cafes in Paljakka
Restaurants and Cafes in Ukkohalla
Restaurants and Cafes in Vuokatti
Restaurants and Cafes in Wild Taiga

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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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