Attractions

Church in Kajaani

Paltaniemen kuvakirkko

Paltaniemi's enchantingly weathered wooden church was built in 1726 and contains some of Finland’s most interesting church paintings: rustic 18th-century works full of life and colour that enliven the roof and walls…
Museum in Kajaani

Eino Leino-Talo

The Eino Leino-Talo is a re-creation of the place where Leino, one of Finland’s foremost independence-era poets, was born in 1878. It’s a lovely lakeside spot, with a cafe as well as photos and memorabilia. It's jus…
Ruins in Kajaani

Kajaanin Linna

Picturesquely set on a river island in the town centre, Kajaani's castle was constructed between 1604 and 1619 to guard the Swedish border from Russia, and destroyed when Russian forces besieged it during the Great …
Museum in Kajaani

Kainuun Museo

Near the train station, the town museum has a good permanent exhibition on Kajaani’s history from prehistoric times to the mid-1900s, including information on the castle, tar boats and the creator of the Kalevala, E…