How to get to Wild Taiga

HOW TO GET TO WILD TAIGA

It is easy to get to region whether by road, aeroplane or rail. Travelling within the region is easy, as the roads are in good condition and not congested. You can drive through idyllic villages and on forest roads and glimpse everyday life of the region- in addition to the minor roads the area has well-maintained highways.

Plane

It is easy to get to region whether by road, aeroplane or rail. Travelling within the region is easy, as the roads are in good condition and not congested. You can drive through idyllic villages and on forest roads and glimpse everyday life of the region- in addition to the minor roads the area has well-maintained highways.

Wild Taiga is just a one hour flight from Helsinki. Helsinki acts as a HUB for the shortest route between Europe and Asia. As well as their European and Asian flights, Finnair have also added daily flights to Helsinki from Chicago and New York.

You can fly to Kajaani from Helsinki (appr. 1 h 20 min) with Finnair. The airports of Oulu, Kuusamo and Kuopio with their flexible connections to Europe are a short distance away. There are 1-4 daily flights operating between Kajaani and Helsinki. When travelling to northern part, to Suomussalmi, you can also check the flights to Oulu and Kuusamo airports. When travelling to southern Kuhmo or North-Karelia region you can also use the Joensuu airport.

Please note, transfers to and from the airport are included in many of the packages, but if those are excluded, those should be booked in advance from Taxies: Kuhmo + 358 600 3983 00 or Suomussalmi +358 40 356 0414 and +358 400 306 305.

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Train and bus

The main railway routes to Kajaani are: Oulu-Kajaani from the west, Helsinki-Kuopio-Kajaani from the south. The train stations are in Kajaani ( Kuhmo 102 km) and Kontiomäki (Suomussalmi 85 km). Travelling time from Helsinki to Kajaani during the day is from 5,5-7,5 hours.

More information about the train connections fromVR

The excellent network of long-distance express bus services between the larger towns in Finland offer the easy way to travel to and within Kainuu region.

More information about the bus connections from Matkahuolto Matka

Other

Finland offers drivers a well-maintained network of roads and motorways. The main road going through the region from south to north is highway 5, E63.

To transfer from airports or train stations to remote locations you can check possibilities and prices from the tourism companies operating in that area. When driving your own or a rental car in Finland, you can easily reach Kuhmo and Suomussalmi by following the E-5 highway, or taking the Via Karelia tourist route along the eastern border.

When travelling from west, visitors can follow the waterways for 350 km from Oulu Town to Kuhmo along the official touring route, the Tar Route. See the Tar Route map here.

If you wish to travel to Russia via Vartius international border station (in Kuhmo), please notice that you need to apply for a Russian visa in advance.