Directions

The Itäraja Hiking Route is located to the east of roads 912 (Kuhmo - Suomussalmi) and 843 (Murtovaarantie road, Suomussalmi - Kuusamo).

By Car

Hikers can set off on the Itäraja summer hiking route at any of the points along road 912 (Kuhmo - Suomussalmi) and road 843 (Suomussalmi - Kuusamo, Murtovaarantie road) where they intersect with small side roads or the hiking route trails.

Map of the surroundings of Itäraja Summer Hiking Route

By Public Transportation

  • To the route's southern sections: The Suomussalmi - Kuhmo coach travels every school day along road 912. 
  • To the route's middle sections: The Suomussalmi-Saarikylä coach operates travels every schoolday along road 843 from Juntusranta to the centre of Suomussalmi.
  • To the route's northern sections: See Hossa National Park transportations.
  • For more information on coach timetables see the Matkahuolto website (www.matkahuolto.fi).

If you need connecting transportation from coach stops please ask local entrepreneurs (www.suomussalmi.fi). The taxi services at Suomussalmi, tel. +358 (0)600 389 700. There are also local tax entrepreneurs at different points along the route.

Maps

Electronic Maps

Map of Itäraja Summer Hiking Route

Other Maps

  • Terrain maps S531, R542, R541, R532, R534, R531, 1:50 000. Maps are sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Terrain maps S5312 Hossa, S5313 Kovavaara, 1:25 000. Maps are sold by well-stocked bookstores, Karttakeskus and the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Hossa - Martinselkonen -ulkoilukartta: Hossa - Martinselkonen outdoor map, 1:50 000. Municipality of Suomussalmi 2007 och 2013. The map is sold by Hossa Nature Centre, and the Suomussalmi Tourist Information Office. The map shows the hiking route sections from Martinselkonen to the north.
  • Kalevalapuisto -ulkoilukartta: Kalevalapuisto outdoor map, 1:50 000. Municipality of Suomussalmi 2008. The map shows the route sections from Martinselkonen towards the south. The map is sold by Hossa Nature Centre and the Suomussalmi Tourist Information Office.
  • Terrain maps 4423: 10, 12, 4424: 05, 06, 07, 08, 4441: 01, 4514: 07, 4513: 07, 08, 1:20 000. National Land Survey of Finland. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus, the National Land Survey of Finland and by well-stocked bookstores.
  • Terrain maps 4423+4441 Ala-Vuokki, 4514 Hossa, 4513 Juntusvaara, 4424 Raate, 1:50 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus, the National Land Survey of Finland and by well-stocked bookstores.
  • Retkeily GT Itä-Suomi: Outdoor GT map Eastern Finland, 2014, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points