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Things to see and do

Be enchanted by nature, embrace history, encounter culture. In Suomussalmi, the days pass quickly as you visit different places of interest. You can immerse yourself in the history of the Winter War at the Raate Road sites or take a Kianta boat cruise to the author Ilmari Kianto’s Turjanlinna. The enchanting scenery of Kaunisniemi invites you to play music in the Soiva Metsä and the Silent People’s crêpes with their coffee crown any summer day.



Suomussalmi has something for the whole family to do every day of the year. How would you like to spend a day hiking, cycling, kayaking or even SUP-boarding in Hossa National Park? In winter, Suomussalmi’s snowy landscapes invite you to go skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Swimming and sauna at the Kianto Spa in Kuohut is the crowning touch to a day full of exercise. Explore the range of equipment rental services offered by travel companies and easily book the sports equipment you need.

Places of interest

Suomussalmi is known for its many unique attractions. The Winter War battles in Suomussalmi and especially on the Raate Road attract tens of thousands of people every year, and the Silent People haunt the passers-by on the Viitostie (Finnish national road 5).

The Soiva Metsä echoes with the sounds of different types of terrain instruments, while the Hossa Värikallio rock paintings and the Julma-Ölkky canyon lake invite you to take a journey back in time to prehistory.

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An active day is crowned by the warmth of the sauna and a refreshing dip in the lake. Suomussalmi’s wellness entrepreneurs, from masseurs to hairdressers and beauticians, also offer a little luxury for your holiday.

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