Crystal Clear Fishing Waters and Ancient Rock Paintings
Location: Kainuu and North Ostrobothnia, Suomussalmi (www.suomussalmi.fi), Kuusamo (www.kuusamo.fi) and Taivalkoski (www.taivalkoski.fi). Read more.
Arrival: By car or by public transport. Read more.
Things to do: Hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, fishing. Read more.
Things to see: Värikallio rock paintings, the Julma-Ölkky canyon lake, the mosaic of crystal-clear waters and eskers, the buildings that represent the livelihoods people used to have in days of old. Read more.
Suitability: Excellent for families with children. Partly also suitable for the disabled: part of the trails are accessible by wheelchair and there are also fishing jetties, a lean-to shelter and rental huts that are suitable for the disabled.
Services: Hossa Visitor Centre (open from March to October), open wilderness huts, lean-to shelters, campfire sites and firewood, camping sites, camping grounds, rental huts, dry toilets. Services provided by partners are available in the area. Read more.
Trails: The marked trails are mainly easy (90 km) and they are suitable for day trips and for longer hikes. Fairly easy water routes (60 km). Read more.
The address for this webpage is www.nationalparks.fi/hossa
The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. Address: Syväyksenkatu 22, 89600 Suomussalmi, Finland.