Top 5 things to do in Kajaani

5. Kajaanin Anttila
A natural meeting place for those who wish to shop at a generic department store found  anywhere in the country. Always has the ripest avocados in town.

4. Architecture
The architecture of Kajaani follows the old mantra of “form follow function”, but it’s never a good idea to just go knocking on doors randomly and demand to be let in and see this for yourself. It’s no good being a dick, even if you are into architecture.

3. Dog breeding contest
Every saturday the locals meet at the market square to watch their dogs make sweet little puppies. Noone really remembers anymore when this pastime started, but the winner of the contest is traditionally awarded with a fun “breeding hat”.

2. Scandic hotel Kajanus
A must place to stay if visiting Kajaani. Apart from having “outdoor parking” and a “planned Ecolabel” it has 177 rooms for non-smokers as well as four rooms for those who wish to puff away through the night in the privacy of their own room. That’s considered a luxury these days, you know.

1. S-market
Anttila may have the avocados, but we just heard S-market is getting in a shipment of tasty papaya next week straight from the tropics. A tough contender for Anttila, and yet another reason why Kajaani is so often called the Fruit Capital of Finland!


My book “Block” will be published by Kehrer Verlag on September 1st. 

The Book Launch at F5.6 -club, 1.9.2015.
Kansallisteatterin lavaklubi, Läntinen Teatterikuja 1, Helsinki Finland. 



“Next Generation”: 9.9. – 13.9.2015 Cable Factory, Helsinki

“Kainuu Project”: 9.9.2015 – 23.9.2015 Gallery Lasipalatsi, Helsinki
“Kainuu Project”: 1.10.2015 – 22.11.2015 Kajaani Art Museum