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Though lying in the middle of Lake Oulujärvi, Manamansalo Island is nonetheless accessible by car. Its sandy shores offer scenic views over the vast open lake, appropriately nicknamed the “Kainuu Sea”. Parts of the island belong to the Oulujärvi Hiking Area and UNESCO’s Global Geopark Network. Beyond its barren sandy shore the island is airy, pine-dominated and lichen-covered heath forest, with crystal-clear ponds glimmering among the trees. Hikers will appreciate the marked trails, lean-tos and fire pits. In the summer, visitors to the island can enjoy a comfortable stay in the five-star...

Starting in East Karelia, this string of small lakes, streams and rapids traverses the almost uninhabited forests of Kainuu. A short distance from the Finnish–Russian border, the Yli-Vuokki recreational fishing area consists of elongated lakes, small backwaters and rapids. The waters meander through airy pine-dominated heath forest and pine snags. These clear though dark-tinted waters regularly yield handsome perch, which is why the area is a must for all fans of these spiny-finned fish. The rivers connecting the lakes also provide opportunities for white-water fishing. With the...

Located close to Suomussalmi, Lake Seitenahveninen is surrounded by forest. The area is easy to access and a suitable hiking destination for the whole family.

 Situated in the northeastern part of the municipality of Suomussalmi, the Hossa holiday centre is located among hills covered in pine-dominated heath forest. Waterways consisting of lakes, rivers and brooks traverse the area. The area also contains plenty of separate, crystal-clear kettle ponds. The Hossa waters are situated in a small geographical area, allowing easy access to several lakes and ponds. White-water anglers should head to the River Hossanjoki or other areas of running water.  Kajana Club video: Midsummer in Hossa The region has strong natural populations of...

SALMONOIDS FOR FISHING TOURISTS The managed recreational fishing area of Lake Hoikanlampi, near the village of Maanselkä, is extremely easy to reach. The lake can be found by Highway 6 between Kajaani and Joensuu, some 30 kilometres from Vuokatti, next to the Maaselän Etappi tourism services. Sheltered by forest, this narrow, kilometre-long lake provides anglers with a peaceful atmosphere. Lake Hoikanlampi is equipped with a car park, piers for fishing in the summer and a lean-to with fire pit. Fish stock and maintenance Rainbow trout is the most common and sought-after catch. Perch and pike...

Lake Särkinen is  closed until further notice! SALMONOID LAKE IN THE HEART OF A TRAVEL RESORT Trump cards of the Lake Särkinen recreational fishing area include clear waters, easy access and an ideal location amid Vuokatti’s tourism services. Many rainbow trout fishers know Lake Särkinen as the venue of various fishing events. The Finnish salmon ice fishing championships, a regional youth ice fishing tournament, the salmon ice fishing cup and the FishKatti lure fishing competition attract hundreds of anglers to the lake. During the open water season rainbow trout can be hooked by...

Laahtanen is a forest lake set in a hollow between hills in the municipality of Ristijärvi. The lake is an ideal destination for those wanting to test their skills in luring rose-coloured rainbow trout and whitefish. The angler’s interest in the lake will be heightened by its broken shoreline, islands and notable variation in depth. The comfort and convenience of anglers and hikers is catered for by trails, bridges, lean-tos, fire pits and outhouses. Accommodation is provided at a private holiday resort containing both cabins and a caravan park. The resort also has rowing boats for hire for...

The Lake Saarijärvi recreational fishing area is located in an old-growth forest reserve in Puolanka. The most common fish are pike and perch. The fish stock of this wild, peaceful is managed by stocking trout and grayling. Rowing boats are permitted on the lake. There is a network of trails, and lean-tos and fire pits in the area.    

The Paljakka Fishing Park is an excellent family fishing destination, located among the eskers of Puolanka at the heart of the Paljakka Ski and Holiday Resort. Surrounded by scenic hills, the kilometre-long park contains four ponds where two trout streams cross.  The park-like area is easy to access by means of crushed stone trails, duckboards and bridges across streams. Fishing is aided further by a total of nine piers. The Fishing Park is equipped with a picnic area, two ‘kota’ huts and fish-handling facilities.  At the Paljakka Fishing Park it’s easy to try your hand at...

Lake Syväjärvi is a clear forest lake with two sections. Both ends of the lake are deep, with steep shores of mainly dry, pine-dominated heath forest. An easy 6-kilometre trail circles the lake, equipped with a lean-to and several fire pits. Lake Syväjärvi is an excellent fishing and hiking destination, also suitable for families and groups.    

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