53. Kainuun Rastiviikko

53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week Finland

4.-9.7.2021 Suomussalmi, Haverinen

Event Centre (Suomussalmi, Jalonniemi, Suomussalmi tourist office)

Event Centre is in Suomussalmi tourist office which is located just adjacent to Suomussalmi city centre (450 m) and beside the road 5 (E63).
The navigating address is Jalonkaarre 5, 89600 Suomussalmi.

Services in the Event Centre:
- KOW info (competition information, parking tickets, bus tickets etc., KOW shop products)
- Floor accommodation (plenty of space available)
- Open sprint orienteering event (Monday 29th of June 2020)
- Open sprint orienteering (Tuesday 30th June - Friday 3rd July 2020) 
- Suomussalmi tourist information (for ex. Hossa National Park)  

Competition Centre (Haverinen)

The Haverinen Competition Centre is located only 5 km from the Suomussalmi city centre to the west (road 892). 

The navigating address is Haverisentie 7, 89600 Suomussalmi.

In the Competition Centre, we have several services, for example parking areas, bus stop for bus transportation, restaurant and
cafés, ice cream and soft ice shops, orienteering and sport shops, a children’s day care facility Muksula and a day
care for dogs. Showers (with warm water) and toilets are also available. 

Clubs can set up their tents on Saturday 27 th June after 15:00.

Location of the competition centre on the map

Guidance to the Event Centre, Competition Centre and to parking areas start from the following places:
- South of Suomussalmi: from the road 5 about 5 km before Suomussalmi
- North of Suomussalmi: from the road 5 about 8 km before Suomussalmi
- West of Suomussalmi: Guidance on road 892, about 10 km before Suomussalmi
The guiding posts will be placed on friday 26th of June 2020 at 15:00.

Arriving and parking 
Some parking areas are located 100-1000 metres from the competition center. From the parking areas a little more further (1,5-2,5 km) we will have non-stop bus transportation to the Competition Centre. 

Parking display tickets 
Parking display tickets will be checked when leaving the parking area. A parking display ticket can be purchased from the KOW Info at the Event Centre or Competition Centre. You can also purchase the display ticket when leaving the parking area − in which case only cash is accepted. We strongly recommend you to purchase your display ticket in advance so you do not have to wait when you are leaving the parking area. 

P5 City centre / Competition Centre ​→ see the bus transportation ticket prices 
P4 Caravan €40 / week, €12 / day 
P3-P4 Public €35 / week, €10 / day 
P2 Family parking €35 / week, €10 / day (in advance only weekly ticket on sale)
P1 VIP parking €60 / week (only weekly ticket on sale)

P5 City centre /  
P3-P4 parking area is about 0,1km - 2,5km away from the Competition Centre.
P2 family parking area is about 0,1km - 0,7km away from the Competition Centre. Family parking is for families with children and the space is limited. Family parking display tickets may be purchased in advance at info@rastiviikko.fi or on the spot if tickets remain on sale.
P1 VIP parking is about 100m away from the Competition Centre. The space in the VIP parking is available for all participants for KOW, however the space is limited. 
The VIP parking display tickets may be purchased in advance at ​info@rastiviikko.fi​. 

Further information on arriving and parking is later available on our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi​. 

Bus transportation

There is a bus transport for every competition day to both directions from Suomussalmi (Ämmänsaari) to competition centre.

Arrival route: Kurimo Guest House – Siikaranta – EVENT CENTRE – Suomussalmi city centre – COMPETITION CENTRE 

Departure route: COMPETITION CENTRE – Suomussalmi city centre – EVENT CENTRE – Siikaranta – Kurimo Guest House

See the detailed route map from here.

The bus transportation takes about 25 min from the Kurimo Guest House to competition centre and same time back from competition centre to Kurimo Guest House. Bus stop is in the competition centre.

See the detailed timetable and the bus stops from here.

Ticket prices:


One way



3 €

15 €

Children (under 15 years)

2 €

10 €

Tickets can be bought from KOW-info (card and cash) and from bus (only cash).


Download this file (KRV2020_Kasiohjelma_Kisabussi_FIN_ENG_12.2.2020.pdf)KOW2020_Competition_Bus[ ]45 kB






Orienteering, Open Orienteering,
Open Courses, Orienteering Week, Finish Orienteering,
Orienteering Week in Finland,
Finland Orienteering Week,
Finland´s Orienteering Week,
Orienteering in Finland,
Orienteering event,Top Orienteering, Competition Categories, Open Categories,
Orienteering Terrain,
Holiday, Holiday Week, Summer,
Nature, Finland, Kainuu, 
Kainuu region, Sotkamo,
Orienteering and holiday