municipality in the region of Kainuu in Finland

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 inEdit

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 aroundEdit

Map of Sotkamo

By carEdit

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

By taxiEdit

  • Smartphone apps: Valopilkku, 02 Taksi


  • 1 Sotkamo museum, Sopalantie 1, 88600 Sotkamo, +358 40 848 5543. Two old granaries are the museum of local history and culture in Sotkamo    
    Sotkamo museum
  • 2 Tervajärvi house museum, Tervajärventie 16, 88600 Sotkamo, +358 400 755599. Tervajärvi is a classic Kainuu farmhouse. The museum contais main building, built in the 19th century and three storage houses.    
    Storages houses in Tervajärvi
  • 3 Huovishuone, Niemeläntie 1, 88600 Sotkamo. Veikko Huovinen´s memorabilia room  


  • 1 Vuokatti (7 km east of Sotkamo centre). Ski resort.    






Go nextEdit

  • 1 Hiidenportti National Park – national park offering silence, old-growth forest and the Hiidenportti gorge. 30 km from the centre, mostly by small roads, signposted from road 76 towards Kuhmo.
  • Kuhmo
  • Valtimo
  • Kajaani
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