Connections to Suomussalmi

The most convenient way to get around Suomussalmi is by car, but with a bit more planning you can also travel around Suomussalmi on public transport. In the summer season, you can get to Hossa National Park by bus. The nearest airports to Suomussalmi are in Kajaani and in Kuusamo.


To Suomussalmi by bus

Suomussalmi can be reached by direct bus connections from Kajaani, Kuusamo and Oulu. There are services to Kajaani and Kuusamo by Pohjolan Matka. Detailed timetables and tickets can be found at

The Suomussalmi – Oulu – Suomussalmi route is operated by Saaga Travel on Mondays and Fridays. More information about the line can be found on their website.

Suomussalmi local transport timetable (in Finnish).



By airplane

Helsinki – Kajaani – Helsinki

Flight connections from Helsinki to/from Kajaani are operated by Finnair.

Timetables and tickets from:

Helsinki – Kuusamo – Helsinki

Helsinki–Kuusamo flights, timetables and tickets from:

From Europe

Frankfurt – Kuusamo – Frankfurt
Direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany are operated once per week on Saturdays by Lufthansa during the winter season.

Düsseldorf – Kuusamo – Düsseldorf
Direct flights from Düsseldorf, Germany are operated once per week on Sundays by Eurowings during the winter season.

Zürich – Kuusamo – Zürich

Direct flights from Zürich, Switzerland are operated once a week on Fridays by Edelweiss Air during the winter season.


COMING 18.1.-22.3.2025 Düsseldorf-Kajaani-Düsseldorf

More information at (in Finnish).


To Kajaani by train

The nearest train stations to Suomussalmi are in Kontiomäki and in Kajaani, from which there are several daily departures both to the South and to the North.

Some of the arriving trains have a bus connection to Suomussalmi and Hossa National Park.

Train schedule information and tickets can be found at:

To Suomussalmi by car

The main tourist routes passing through Suomussalmi are National Road 5/E63 and the Tourist Route Via Karelia.

On this page, you will find essential services for visitors to Suomussalmi area travelling by car. Remember that staying overnight in cars and caravans in Hossa National Park is only allowed in the Karhunkainalo campsite and caravans cannot be parked further than the Visitor Centre.


Taxi services

  • Korpitaxi, Tel. +358 600 398 100
  • Taksi Taneli Heikkinen, Tel. +358 400 284 010
  • Taksi K Heikkinen Tel. +358 400 306 305
  • Taksi Anssi Rautiainen Tel.+358 44 994 3845
  • Hossan Taksi, Tel. +358 40 531 8964

Car rental

  • Europcar/Kajaani, Tel. +358 403 062 853
  • AVIS/Kajaani, Tel. +358 400 603 492
  • Autohuolto Power, Tel. +358 40 178 8895. Little bus for 1+8 persons and a Sedan. Suomussalmi.

Suomussalmen sijainti Suomen kartalla ja lähimmät lentokentät ja juna-asemat merkittyinä Kuusamoon, Kajaaniin ja Ouluun.