From sports to culture, everything is nearby in Kainuu. The four distinctive seasons of Northern Finland, our sports facilities of good quality and the versatile cultural offering available in Kainuu include something suitable for everyone. Find your own thing and get active!
Let’s meet at the library
There is a public library in each of the Kainuu municipalities, and also library buses serve around the sparsely populated parts of Kainuu. The library is a great place to learn digital skills, enjoy yourself and meet friends while exploring fascinating information. Libraries increase and support creativity in people of all ages and promote different ways of learning. As well as books, libraries offer a wide variety of services, multi-functional spaces and guidance in finding the content you want and need. Libraries also organise various exhibitions, events and campaigns. Welcome to the public living room!
Find Your Closest Library
Explore Cultural Contents on Municipal Websites
Kainuu is an all year round paradise for sports enthusiasts. There are many activities to choose from, regardless of yous skill level. Jump-start an active lifestyle in Kainuu! There are many channels available for you to seek more information, such as the regional sports organization Kainuun liikunta, operating in all the municipalities of Kainuu and organizing some really cool events in addition to their everyday work.
Sports Services of the Kainuu Municipalities
Always Learning Something New!
Kainuu Music Institute
Kainuu Music Institute organizes basic education in the arts in the fields of music and dance, following the extended syllabus, which is based on the national core curriculum determined by the Finnish National Agency for Education. The institute provides music and dance education in Kajaani, Hyrynsalmi, Paltamo, Puolanka, Ristijärvi, Suomussalmi, Vaala and Vuolijoki. Designed for people of all ages, music and dance lessons at the Music Institute progress flexibly, led by professional teachers.