Visit Hossa Visitor Centre

During a forest fire warning (, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

Opening Hours in 2021

1.6.–30.9. Mon–Sun 10am–7pm
1.10.–31.10. Mon–Sun 10am–4pm
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 (Kerontie/Kurvisentie), which shortens the distance by roughly 20 km.

Map of the surroundings of Hossa Visitor Centre © Metsähallitus 2005.

By Public Transportations

  • During the school days operates a coach from Kuusamo to Juntusranta. It stops by Hossa Lomakeskus. Timetables:
    • 15:00 -16:15 Kuusamo bus station - Hossa lomakeskus
      06:50 - 08:40 Hossa lomakeskus - Kuusamo bus station
  • The Hossa bus service (pdf, operates in summer between Hossa and Kuusamo. The operation and timetable for the route in 2021 are confirmed in May 2021. 
  • On Kuusamontie (Highway 5, E63), between Kajaani and Kuusamo, there are coaches that go to Peranka. From Peranka, there is a connecting trail to the national park’s western end to the Kukkuri open wilderness hut (9.5 km) and the Hossa Visitor Centre (38 km). 
  • In Summer 2021 coaches Kajaani-Kuusamo go via Hossa from 6th June to 3rd October
    • Mon-Fri 7.55 Kuusamo Ervastin aukio - 9.00 Hossan Lomakeskus - 10.30 Suomussalmi coach station - 12.10 Kajaani travel center
    • Mon-Fri 14.40 Kajaani travel center - 16.20 Suomussalmi coach station - 17.50 Hossan lomakeskus - 19.00 Kuusamo Ervastin aukio
    • Sun 10.00 Kuusamo Ervastin aukio - 11.05 Hossan Lomakeskus - 12.35 Suomussalmi coach station - 14.20 Kajaani travel center
    • Sun 15.15 Kajaani travel center - 17.00 Suomussalmi coach station - 18.25 Hossan lomakeskus - 19.35 Kuusamo Ervastin aukio
  • The closest railway station ( is 170 km from Hossa in Kontiomäki.
  • The closest airport ( is 85 km from Hossa in Kuusamo.
  • The Kajaani airport is 210 km from Hossa.
  • Coach timetables are available at the Matkahuolto website ( and from their customer service telephone, tel. int. +358 200 4000.
  • Visitors can also inquire about timetables at Hossa Visitor Centre +358 40 751 7221.

Outdoor Etiquette

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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