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Sotkamo is in Kainuu. The municipality is best known for the Vuokatti ski resort, just outside the town.


Coastline of Iso Sapsojärvi seen from Vuokatti


Vuokatti is a diverse ski and sports resort by a couple of lakes in the municipality of Sotkamo. There are many hotels, resorts and cottages to stay in and enjoy the nature and doings.

Get in[edit]

Kajaani is the nearest major city, served by planes, buses and trains. From there you can travel to Sotkamo by bus. As otherwise in rural Finland, car is your other option for getting in. In the wintertime, the free Vuokatti SkiBus operates between Sotkamo and Vuokatti.

Get around[edit]

Map of Sotkamo

By Car[edit]

If you arrived by car in Sotkamo, using the car is good for traveling longer distances (which are present in there).



  • 1 Vuokatti (7 km east of Sotkamo centre). Ski resort. Vuokatti (Q1749889) on Wikidata Vuokatti on Wikipedia
  • 1 Hiidenportti National Park (Hiidenportin kansallispuisto), Hiidenportintie 86 (30 km from the centre, mostly by small roads, signposted from road 76 towards Kuhmo), +358 20-639-6380, +358 40-825-6060, . 24 hours daily. National park offering silence, old-growth forest and the Hiidenportti gorge. The road leads to the Porttilampi parking near the main attractions. Hiidenportti can be seen on a 3 km circle trail. There are lean-to shelters for breaks and for those wanting to make a longer hike and stay overnight. Free, including stays in the shelters. Hiidenportti National Park (Q2658641) on Wikidata Hiidenportti National Park on Wikipedia






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