Kuhmo is a city of 10 300 inhabitants streching across to the Russian
border. The Vartius international border crossing station is located in
the northern part of the area.
Among the fabulous scenery, the land of lakes, wolves, bears and wolverines,
Kuhmo is the home of enterprising, hospitable and skilled people who invite
tourists to enjoy the fishing in the solitude of the rapids, listen to
the wolves howl, see the bears and simply relax.
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.
The fastest route is by aeroplane from Helsinki to Kajaani (approximately
1 hour) and the airports of Oulu, Kuusamo and Kuopio with their flexible
connections to Europe are a short distance away. Kajaani is the only airport
in Kajaani region. There are 2-3 daily flights operating between Kajaani
When travelling to southern Kuhmo region you can also use Kuopio airport.
More flight information from www.Finnair.fi,
The main railway routes to Kajaani are: Oulu-Kajaani from the west, Helsinki-Kuopio-Kajaani
from the south. The train station is in Kajaani, to Kuhmo 102 km. Travelling
time from Helsinki to Kajaani during the day is from 5,5-7,5 hours.
More information about the train connections from www.vr.fi
The excellent network of long-distance express bus services between the
larger towns in Finland offer the easy way to travel to and within Kajaani
More information about the bus connections from www.Matkahuolto.fi
Finland offers drivers a well-maintained network of roads and motorways.
The main road going through the region from south to north is highway
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 by taking the Via Karelia tourist route along the eastern
border or by following the E-5 highway
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
Hotel Kalevala is situated 3 km km from the Kuhmo centre by the Lake
Lammasjärvi. We have free parking space.