KAINUU ORIENTEERING WEEK 2024

Arriving

Arriving in Finland and Kajaani for Kainuu Orienteering Wek 2024 is smooth. You can arrive to Kajaani by air, train, bus and car (rental car, camping or camper van). On-site at Kajaani, you can use public transport. With the Competition Bus, you can travel conveniently from the centre of Kajaani and through the Kainuu O Week Event Centre to the Joutenlampi Competition Centre and back during each of the four stages. 

By air: 

Finnair, among others, operates direct flight connections from around the world to Finland and Helsinki Airport. From Helsinki, you can continue your journey by flying directly to Kajaani, Kuopio, or Oulu, which are the nearest airports. From all these airports, you can rent a car, or alternatively, travel by train or bus from Kuopio and Oulu to Kajaani. From Kajaani Airport, there are public bus connections to Kajaani city centre, from where you can take a Kainuu O Week's competition bus to the competition centre and back on each competition day.

Check here for a list of countries and cities around the world with Finnair's direct flight connections to Finland and Helsinki airport.

Check here the direct flights from Helsinki to Kajaani for upcoming summer. 

Book your flights on Finnair's website.

Nearest airports:

Helsinki - Kajaani (recommended)
Helsinki - Kuopio
Helsinki - Oulu
Helsinki - Kuusamo
Helsinki - Rovaniemi

www.finnair.fi

From all the mentioned airports, there are daily bus connections to Kajaani. Additionally, from Kuopio and Oulu there are train connections to Kajaani.

By ferry:

Several international passenger and cruise shipping companies operate to Finland's largest ports in Helsinki and Turku. From Sweden, you can also reach Finland through the port of Vaasa.

By rail:

Several trains arrive at the Kajaani travel centre every day.

www.vr.fi

By bus:

Several buses arrive at the Kajaani travel centre every day.

www.matkahuolto.fi
www.matka.fi
www.akyllonen.fi

Competition Bus:

With the Competition Bus you can travel conveniently from the centre of Kajaani and through the Kainuu O Week Event Centre to the Joutenlampi Competition Centre and back during each of the four stages. Ticket prices, timetables and routes from the competition instructions and our website 2024 -> Spectators -> Event Centre and Competition Centre.

By car:

Distances and driving times to Kajaani:

From Turku 620 km 7 h 20 min
From Helsinki 600 km 6 h 30 min
From Tampere 470 km 5 h 40 min
From Vaasa 370 km 4 h 30 min
From Rovaniemi 340 km 4 h 00 min
From Jyväskylä 315 km 3 h 45 min
From Kuusamo 250 km 2 h 45 min
From Oulu 180 km 2 h 20 min
From Kuopio 170 km 2 h 00 min
From Nurmes 110 km 1 h 20 min
From Vuokatti 35 km 30 min

Car rental:

Helsinki (airport)
Kajaani (airport)
Oulu (airport)
Kuopio (airport)
Kuusamo (airport)
Rovaniemi (airport)

Charging points for electric car

You can find charging points in Kajaani, Vuokatti, Kuhmo and Suomussalmi. See electric car charging points.

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