Finland - Oulu, Kainuu & Koillismaa (Chapter)
This is the Oulu, Kainuu & Koillismaa chapter from Lonely Planet’s Finland guidebook.
Stretching across Finland’s waist from the Gulf of Bothnia to the long Russian border, this broad swath of territory offers some of the nation’s most memorable outdoor experiences, from birdwatching and beachcombing in the west to skiing, canoeing and trekking in the east.
• canoe the varying river routes or trek the Karhunkierros trail in Oulanka National Park, through some of the best wilderness scenery in Finland
• creep into the evening forests to spot brown bears or meeting their boisterous orphaned cousins near Kuusamo
• chill out in the evening sunshine that kisses the kauppatori (market square) in Oulu, or get involved in one of the city’s weird festivals
• restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Oulu, Around Oulu, Kajaani, Around Kajaani, Kuhmo, Kuusamo, Ruka and Karhunkierros Trek.
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