The area is located in northern Finland, on the edge of Lapland! There is an airport in Kuusamo, and the flight time to Helsinki, Finland’s capital, is only 1 hour. The nearest larger cities are Oulu, Rovaniemi and Kajaani – each of them approximately a two-hour drive away.

Employment Opportunities

The best employment opportunities in the region can be found in the travel and tourism industry, forest-based industries, metal industry as well as the social and healthcare sector. The area consists of three neighbouring municipalities – each of them with their own strengths and characteristics. You can e.g. work in one, live in another and visit the third one… just because! They are all located less than an hour’s drive from one another.