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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 bus from Kajaani, Kuusamo and Oulu. Detailed timetables and ticket options can be found at Matkahuolto.fi.

Pohjolan Matka operates in the direction of Kajaani and Kuusamo.

A. Valppu Oy operates in the direction of Oulu.

Oulu – Suomussalmi – Oulu bus operates until 27th of October 2023. Exact timetables and tickets can be found: Matkahuolto.fi

Suomussalmi local buses: paikallisliikenteen aikataulu.


There is a bus service on route Kajaani-Suomussalmi-Hossa-Kuusamo during summer season.
Timetables: www.matkahuolto.fi

Route planning

You can use this site to plan your route and travel chain, connecting bus and train.

By airplane

Helsinki – Kajaani – Helsinki

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

Timetables and tickets from: Finnair.com.

Helsinki – Kuusamo – Helsinki

Helsinki–Kuusamo flights, timetables and tickets from: Finnair.com.

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.


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: vr.fi/en.

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.
  • Sporttipaja – Sukset kuntoon, Tel. +358 44 9746 349, van. Suomussalmi.

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