KAINUU ORIENTEERING WEEK 2024

OTHER THINGS TO DO

Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) trail running 29th June 2024.

The fourth Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park trail running will be arranged on Saturday 29th June 2024. Running distances are 78, 55, 38, 21 and 10 k. There is a separate competition category for 12-17-year-olds on the 10 k distance. Check out the event and register for a run on Hossa National Park's stunning trails and spectacular sceneries - www.kainuutrail.fi.

3rd Kainuu MTBO Week 30 June - 5 July 2024

The 3rd Kainuu MTBO Week in the history of Kainuu Orienteering Week will be held in Kajaani's Vimpelinlaakso Sport Centre area and Joutenlampi area. See the program of the MTBO week at the beginning of this competition invitation. More detailed information about the event: www.rastiviikko.fi/en/2024/kainuu-mtbo-week

Open sprint orienteering event on Monday 1st July 2024

Place: Event Centre, Kajaani city centre
Time: Monday 1st July 2024, at 14-17
Tracks: A, B and C
Map fee: 10 €
Timing: Yes (Emit/MTR)
Prizes: Each track’s fastest time (orienteer) will have free participation either in competition categories or open courses to the 57th Kainuu Orienteering Week 29.6.-4.7.2025 in Vuokatti, Sotkamo, Finland. Additionally, amongst every participant there will be a raffle of one free participation to the Kainuu O-Week 2025.

Open sprint tracks 2 - 4 July 2024

Place: Event Centre, Kajaani city centre
Tracks: A, B and C (different tracks than in Monday’s 1st July event)
Map fee: 10 €
Timing: Yes (Emit/MTR), open only in the opening hours of the Event Centre’s KOW info
Maps: Available in the opening hours of the Event Centre’s and the Competition Centre’s KOW info
Prizes: The fastest time (orienteer) on each track between 2 - 4 July 2024 will be awarded with free participation either in competition categories or open courses to the 57th Kainuu Orienteering Week 29.6.-4.7.2025 in Vuokatti, Sotkamo, Finland. Additionally, amongst every participant there will be a raffle of one free participation to the Kainuu O-Week 2025.

Open teamsprint (duo) on Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Place: Sotkamo, Vuokatin Alamaasto
Time: Wednesday 3rd July 2024, at 14-19
Organizer: Sotkamon Jymy
Description: More detailed information will be published in spring 2024.

Orientation exercises

Training is possible in Kajaani on different terrains. Maps can be purchased in advance from our webshop and on-site at the event from KOW info. Training maps are available in the webshop and will go on sale at the beginning of June. Training is also possible all around the Kainuu in recreational orienteering events organized by the orienteering clubs of the Kainuu eg in Kajaani. 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES TO DURING KAINUU ORIENTEERING WEEK

29.6.2024 Dances

Place: Naapurivaaran Huvikeskus (Naapurivaarantie 20 B, Vuokatti)
Time: 29.6.2024 at 20.00-01.00
Fee: 20 €
Performance: Eija Kantola & Omega, Juha Hautaluoma & Tähtivyö

1.7.2024 Horserace

Place: Kainuun Ravirata (Ravitie 48, Kajaani)
Time: 1.7.2024 at 18

3.7.2024 Orienteering Week rest day dances

Place: Naapurivaaran Huvikeskus (Naapurinvaarantie 20 B, Vuokatti)
Time: 3.7.2024 at 19.00-24.00
Fee: 15 €
Performers: Armi Tenkula & Afrikan Tähti ja Ässät

3.-6.7.2024 Kajaani markkinakatu (market street)

Place: Kauppakatu, Raatihuoneentori and kauppatori
Time: 3.-6.7.2024

3.-7.7.2024 48th Kajaanin runoviikko (Poetry week)

Event website: www.runoviikko.fi (only Finnish)

5.7.2024 Dances

Place: Jormuan lava (Häikiönmäentie 514, 87950 Kuluntalahti)
Time: 5.7.2024 at 20.00-01.00
Fee: 20 €
Performance: Jarkko Yli-Sikkilä & Soiva-orkesteri

5.-6.7.2024 Kajaani Fest Live -city festivals

Event website: www.kajaanifest.fi (only Finnish)

 

OTHER SERVICES AT KAJAANI AREA

Restaurants and cafe's

Shops and grocery stores

Outdoor activities

  • For self-employed travelers and those looking for a hike, there is plenty to offer from all over Kainuu.
  • There are several hiking routes in Kajaani e.g. Akkovaara, Erkinpoloku, Iso-Ruuhijärvi and Pirunvaara and the path around Ärjänsaari. See more hiking places here.
  • Other places worth visiting in the Kainuu region include Hossa, Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi national parks and the Kivesvaara hiking trails.
  • The great hill area of Vuokatinvaara at Vuokatti are probably familiar to many, but they rejoice again and again. These and many other places of interest can be found within day-visit distance from Kajaani. For more information, e.g. www.luontoon.fi, www.koutavuores.net/retkipolut or www.infogis.fi/kainuu/

  • There are good MTB routes in Kajaanin and nearby areas, e.g. two hikin trails near the center in Lohtaja and Pöllyvaara.
  • If necessary, it is possible to borrow a mountain bike from, for example the Kaukavesi Water Sport Centre's lending point.
  • Disc golf tracks in Kajaani: Kätönlahti frisbeegolf track, Lehtikangas DiscGolfPark (two tracks), Nakertaja frisbeegolf track, Otanmäki DiscGolfPark, Vimperinvaara DiscGolfPark.

Culture

Other services

 

OTHER SITES

  • From the Visit Kajaani pages you can find information about place to visit and activities in Kajaani
  • From the Kainuu pages you can find information about Kainuu, e.g. for the traveler.
  • From the Arctic Lakeland pages you can find information on e.g. Kainuu's sights, activities, places to eat and hiking trails.
  • From the Tapahtumien Kainuu pages you can find all the things happening in Kajaani and other places of Kainuu region.
  • Wild Taiga´s website has also additional information about Kainuu summertime activities. See the summer 2024 brochure.
  • You  can search for trekking and hiking routes from Kainuu outdoor activity map.
  • You can also visit the hiking trails in the Kainuu region on the Outdooractive website.
  • You can Kainuu's fishing sites on the Kalalla Kainuussa website

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