The Wife Carrying World Championships at Sonkajärvi

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The wife carrying event in Sonkajärvi has retained its popularity as a Savonian, original and yet international event. Through the years, the event has been developed actively both with regard to its content and its organisation. The event attracts over 6,000 visitors every year. In 2015, there were about 200 competitors from 14 different countries.

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Sonkajärvi is 25 km from Original Sokos Hotel Koljonvirta.

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