Visit Hossa Visitor Centre

Opening Hours in 2019 

1.1. - 28.2. closed, open by appointment 
1.3. – 26.4. Mon – Sun 10 am – 4 pm
27.4  – 5.5. closed
6.5. – 31.5. Mon – Sun 10 am – 4 pm
1.6. – 30.9. Mon – Sun 9 am – 8 pm

1.10. – 31.10. Mon – Sun 10 am – 4 pm
1.11. – 31.12. closed, open by appointment

Other arrangements by appointment.
We reserve the rights to changes.

Free entry.

Contact Information

Address: Jatkonsalmentie 6, 89920 Ruhtinansalmi (Suomussalmi)

Telephone: +358 40 751 7221 +358 206 39 6041

E-mail: hossa(at)

Directions and Maps

By Car

  • From the south, drive along road no. 5 (E63) from Ämmänsaari (in Suomussalmi) to the north for about 70 km and you will arrive at Peranka, where you must turn right (onto road no. 9190). Drive for 25 km, whereafter the road joins Hossantie Road (no. 843). Turn left and drive north, bypassing the village of Hossa, a total of 8 km. Following the signposts, turn left onto Jatkonsalmentie Road. The distance from the crossroads to the visitor centre is about 700 metres.
  • From the north, drive along road no. 5 (E63) from Kuusamo to the south for about 70 km to Peranka, from which point follow the same directions to the visitor centre as given above.
  • From the north, you can also drive via Murtovaara, which shortens the distance by roughly 20 km.
  • Three kilometres north of Peranka, Pistonlehdontie Road turns to the east, taking you to the national park. In spring, this gravel road is not recommended for heavy vehicles (weight limit).

Map of the surroundings of Hossa Visitor Centre.

By Public Transportations

  • During the school days operates a coach from Kuusamo to Juntusranta. It stops by Hossa Lomakeskus.
  • In summer 2019 there is a bus connection from Ruka-Kuusamo to Hossa, more information here (
  • A few coaches operate on the route Kajaani - Kuusamo and Kuusamo - Kajaani and stop by Peranka. From Peranka, a marked trail runs to the national park. The distance to the visitor centre is 38 km and roughly 9.5 km to the closest open wilderness hut, Kukkuri.
  • The closest airports ( are in Kuusamo (85 km) and in Kajaani (210 km).
  • The closest railway station ( is located in Kontiomäki (175 km).

Panorama at the Hossa Visitor Centre