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Sonkajärvi [3] is a municipality in the North Savonia region of Eastern Finland.

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Iisalmi is the nearest town of any size, while Kuopio has the closest airport.

Sukeva station on the line between Iisalmi and Kajaani fields a few trains per day.

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  • Wife Carrying World Championships (Eukonkanto), [1]. Sonkajärvi's best-known yearly event, this involves husky men carrying their wives across an obstacle-laden track, with the winner taking home the wife's weight in beer. The 2008 event drew competitors from 10 countries and over 5000 spectators. €15.  edit

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  • Club Herrala (Herralan kartano), Kartanontie, +358 50 557 4636, [2]. Located 30km north of Sonkajärvi, the Herrala mansion offers private suites, a guest house, a hunter's lodge and a small spa. Only advance bookings.  edit


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