Vuokatti Travel Guide

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Vuokatti Things to Do

  • Katinkylta Golf

    This championship-standard golf course is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Finland.During this year will be build two new holes, after which the Katinkulta golf course includes 18 holes.

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  • Katinkulta Spa

    Katinkulta spa is one of the Finland's biggest spas.With more than 20 different pools, outdoor pool, a sauna in the world and traditional smokesauna both adults and children enjoy. At least I do ;)You can also have a massage or enjoy of facial treatments. Treatments should be booked in advance because Katinkulta has big capacity of accommodation.

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  • Visit Kajaani

    Kajaani is located about 30 kilometers from Vuokatti.Things to do in Kajaani:- visit Kajaanin linna- visit Paltaniemi- shopping

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  • Downhill carting

    On the Vuokatti downhill skiing center, next to indoor snowboarding tunnel, you can try downhill carting during the summer (from June to August).Vehicles do not have motors so all the speed comes from gravity. Safety is taken into account so also younger persons can feel the speed. Only limitation is that you have to be at least 150 cm tall.

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  • A husky safari

    The sleddog center is located near to Vuokatti's downhill skiing center. If you are not interested in long safaries, you can take shorter rides or only meet the huskies. If asked me, seeing the dogs is a great experience itself. You can get your husky ride also during the summer, but in the summer time you should make a reservation beforehand.

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  • View from Vuokatti hills

    The easiest way to see landscape of both Vuokatti and Sotkamo is to drive to the top of Vuokatti downhill skiing center's hills.Let the pictures tell the rest :)

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  • Worm fishing

    Fishing and ice fishing with rod & worm is free for all according to Everyman's rights!!You can do also other kind of fishing but then you have to pay some fees:1. person between 18-64 years have to pay national a tax-like fishing management fee:• In 2010: 22€/year, 7€/7 days2. Fishing permission fee of the water area• Depends of water area and for...

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  • Naapurinvaara- a dancing pavilion

    The dancing pavilion of Naapurinvaaran Huvikeskus, Napis, is one of the oldest places to dance in Finland. It's located on the top of Naapurinvaara hill and views are great. Dances are mostly hold on summer saturdays and thanks to the light nights you are able to enjoy of the views also while dancing!

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  • Finnish baseball match on Sotkamo's...

    Summer time in Sotkamo it's almost MUST event to visit!The game may be fast but when you start getting the point, you will love it.Even if you cannot get into the fascinating world of Finnish baseball by seeing one match, come and see the local meeting point. It's not only the game. ;)And what is the best thing; in Sotkamo you are able to follow...

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Vuokatti Restaurants

  • Café

    A cozy café in the center of Sotkamo.I could spend more time here enjoying the cuisine and pastries! And, of course, friendly service as well :) Cheese cake and normal coffee! Th best coffee that you can get!

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  • South-western kitchen

    One of the Amarillo group's restaurants is located to Sokos Hotel Vuokatti. Every time I have visited hear I have got more food than I've been able to eat. Combo fajitas: just love it's flavour

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Vuokatti Nightlife

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    About every second month Holiday club Katinkulta arranges bigger happening in Vuokatti. Music of happenings has different themes: like rock, pop, heavy etc. Artists are usually Finnihs but some of them are singing in English.

    To other happenings you are able to get ticket from door but for the biggest "little chrismas" party in Finland, Winter open, you have to buy ticket in advance.

    Dress Code: Free

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    • Beer Tasting

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Vuokatti Transportation

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    The roads in Finland are well marked and because of wide spread population they are also in good shape.Also during the winter.General speed limit in towns is 50 km/h and 80 km/houtside towns.Changes are we marked;40 km/h center of towns60 km/h crossroads100km/h summer limit in most roads outside the towns

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  • Take a taxi (quite expensive)

    Taking a taxi is not cheap in Finland but still it's very wise & reliable way to move short distances for example during the nights in cities. Also cities are quite safe but like in all bigger places it's better to pay than regret.Taxis in Finland do not scam.Fares can be checked from link below:

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  • Finnair flyes from Helsinki to Kajaani

    Finnair has 2-3 daily flights to Kajaani which is located 30 kilometers from Vuokatti.Buying a return ticket is always more cheaper with Finnair and if you are flying with Finnair to Helsinki, a connection flight is only tens of euros.Timetables from link below:

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Vuokatti Shopping

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    Amazing shoe store.
    When you look the store outside, you cannot believe what is inside. Even when you step in you may think that you have came to totally wrong place. But when you start looking and telling the sellers what you want they just dig that shoe for you.
    Definitely the place where my shoes are from!

    What to buy: Just ask, they will find the shoe.

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Vuokatti Local Customs

  • Sauna facts

    Sauna is ready when the heat is about 80 degrees Celsius. (For some Finns like my grandfather it is 100 degrees)Bathers are nude in Finnish saunas (but I don't mind if someone wants to wear towel)During sauna session lose about 300 cal, which is about 30min of exercisingOld days babies were born in a sauna and dead were bathed in the sauna.All...

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  • Mid summer party- THE nightless night

    Cottage, sauna, barbeque, bonfire, family, friends...what else you can ask.For Finns this nightless night is about spending time together and relax.Juhannus (how we call it) is nowadays a Saturday between June 20 and June 26.Actual Juhannus party is on Mid summer eve on Friday. In addition to Chrismas eve Midsummer eve is official holiday in many...

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  • A cottage next to a lake

    We Finns love spending time on our summer cottages.Thanks to our thousands lakes we have chance to have those cottages located next to the lakes. If asked me, the best cottages are those which does not have electricity but if you think it's too extreme, you can find cottages with all conveniences.What makes it special?Think about it; calm lake,...

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Vuokatti Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't mess with coldness

    When weather goes as low as -30--40 degrees, you should be aware that coldness can kill.Keep yourself warm!You don't have to worry inside the houses, they are warm but when you go outside use warm clothes. If asked me warm clothes and red cheeks makes people beautiful when temperature gets lower that -25 degrees.If the warming system of you...

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  • Thunderstorms

    We don't have much extreme natural disasters but there are two things that you should not mess: thunderstorms and coldness.Thunderstorms are common at the end of the summer. Lightning itself are not dangerous if you avoid being close to trees but in last few years in addition to lightning storms have caused downburst of wind. Those downburst can...

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Vuokatti Off The Beaten Path

  • Natural Attractions in Kainuu-BOOK

    If want to know better our nature check this book!I have lived here almost all my life and still this book presents new places to explore.

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  • Berry picking

    According to Everyman's right you can pick berries from nature when you don't disturp nature and other people with it.Berries that you can find from Vuokatti:Cloudberry, picking in the end of July and in August, grows on swamps.Rasberry, picking in August , grows in places where forest is cut of about 5-10 years ago.Blueberry, picking from July to...

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Vuokatti Sports & Outdoors

  • Vuokatti downhill-skiing center

    In Finnish measures Vuokatti's hills are big, the longest descent is about 1100 meters long. :) Besides normal slopes there exists a half pipe street for snowboarders and few easy slopes for children. If you don't know what to do with skiis or snowboards, you can get a short instruction from professional instructors.A season lasts from December to...

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  • Cross Country Skiing

    Vuokatti has houndreds of kilometers long skiing track system. Routes varies from easy to hard race tracks. If you have time, take Vaarankylän helppo. It's long but much easier than racing track up on the hills. Views are also great! You can rent skiing equipments from Vuokatti Ski Service Oy: http://www.vuokattiskiservice.fi

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  • Bowling

    Great fun with friends. This 12-lane bowling center is popular among local people.Cosmic bowling with music and effect lights starts every day at 17.00 o'clock.I you want go bowling in the evening, make lane reservation beforehand. You can rent bowling shoes.

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Vuokatti Favorites

  • Everyman’s right

    This age-old right, nowadays a legal concept, gives everybody to chance enjoy of Finnish nature without any additional permissions. When you have rights, you have to remeber that you have also responsibilities.Here the main responsibility is that you do not damage nature or disturb others.Here's the list about thing you can do and those that you...

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    A FinFun's Tourist Information Centre is located to the Vuokattikeskus near to the Vuokatti Sport Institute and the Sokos Hotel Vuokatti. Here you can find brochures and service in many different languages. Definitely worth visiting in the beginning of your holiday!Address: Vuokatinhovintie 2, 88600 Vuokatti

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