Visit Hossa Visitor Centre

Opening Hours in 2020

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 (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
  • In summer time from Kuusamo och Ruka there is HossaBussi (
  • There are coaches daily, which travel along main road 5 to Peranka from Kajaani and Kuusamo. From the village of Peranka a hiking trail leads 9 km to Kukkuri open wilderness hut on the west boundary of the national park and 38 km to Hossa Visitor Centre.
  • 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.