Kuvaaja Andrea Ullius.

Places of interest

Suomussalmi is known for its many unique places of interest. The Winter War battles fought in Suomussalmi and especially the battles on Raate road draw thousands of visitors every year, and the Silent People installation keeps on puzzling and charming those driving along National Highway 5.

In the Musical Forest, the sounds of large-terrain instruments echo in the air, and the Hossa Värikallio rock paintings and Julma-Ölkky canyon lake invite you on a time-travelling journey to prehistory.