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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.

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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

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