Level of difficulty: Easy (The Church of backwoods) NB! On the Round on Foam, the level of difficulty is hard.
A scenic, 5 kilometers long hiking route called The Round of Foam (Kuohunkierto) is located in a swamp area of the Foamy Swamps (Kuohusuot),
10 kilometers away from the center of Juuka. Undrained and serene swamp
environment attracts especially birds and the luckiest can come across
black grouses and cranes. In the end of summer swamps are covered with
blooms of cottongrass and the berries of cloudberry. There is no
causeways at the swamp, so at this route wellies can be your best
friends. NB! On the Round on Foam, the level of difficulty is hard.
The Church of Backwoods is a breath taking sight
along the Kuohunkierto. The natural and wild-looking church with wooden
benches is easily reachable by causeways. The Evangelical Lutherans of
Juuka arrange sessions there a couple times a year.
How to get there: Drive 9.7km to Juankoski from the
roundabout of Juuka. Then you’ll see a wooden signposts “Kuohunkierto”
and “Erämaakirkko” directing you to a dirt road on the right. After
driving along the road for 2.2km you’ll see the same sign posts on the
left at the start of Kuohunkierto.
Area- and terrain maps of the Foamy Swamps and the Church of Backwoods
Foamy Swamps -brochures for to watch and fold: