Vuokatinvaarat

Vuokatti Hills

The landscape of Sotkamo and Vuokatti is mainly formed by the chain of 13 hills. From the top of the hills you can enjoy a wonderful view to the land of lakes, which reflects the most beautiful things of Finnish nature. The image of the view from Vuokatti hills was put onto a 500 marks note (now out of use). The watching point of Vuokatti hills can be reached by car, taking the Southern road between Sotkamo and Kajaani.

Finland’s oldest hiking event

Vuokatti hills attract hikers all year round, especially in autumn time when the nature wears all the possible colours. In September on the national UKK - hiking route, which goes through Vuokatti Hills, the oldest Finnish hiking event is held, and then comes 13 Hills hiking marathon (13 Vaaran Maastomaraton).