Customer Service and Guidance

  • Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre (www.hossa-kylmaluoma.fi) reception tel. int. +358 40 500 3476. Open from the beginning of March to the end of October.
    • Information on hiking and guidance
    • Sale of maps and permits
    • Guided excursions
    • Rental of boats and canoe
    • Accommodation
  • When the Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre is closed information on hiking and guidance are available at Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu.
  • Fishing permits and other permits for Kylmäluoma Hiking Area can be bought for example from Metsähallitus web store (www.eraluvat.fi).

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Campfire Sites and Cooking Shelters

  • There are 10 lean-to shelters, 2 Lapp pole tents and 3 campfire sites on the shores of the hiking areas lakes; all accessible by hiking trail. All these rest spots have a supply of firewood and a dry toilet.
  • Making open fires is always prohibited at both marked campfire sites and when fires are permitted by the land owner if a forest fire warning has been issued for the area (ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).
    • This prohibition does not apply to cooking shelters or other fireplaces with a flue.

Cafés and Restaurants

  • There is a café/restaurant at the Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre.  

Shops and Kiosks

  • The closest shop is the Tyrövaara village shop, which is 18 km from the hiking area. Tel. int. +358 8 846 132.
  • A kiosk, which sells basic necessities, is located at the outdoor centre reception desk. The kiosk is open from the beginning of February to the end of October. Check with the outdoor centre for opening hours.

Drinking Water

  • There are no wells in the hiking area, but the water in the area's bigger lakes and streams is usually safe to drink, but it has not been tested. Drinking these waters is at your own risk.
  • Kylmäluoma Hiking Area is connected to the general sewer system.

Waste Management

  • It is the responsibility of each hiker to dispose of waste that accumulates during your trip. There are no waste bins in the area. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a dry toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire. Read more about Hiking without littering.
  • There are recycling points for plastic, metal and glass at the outdoor centre.

Overnight Stays

Rental Cabins

  • Aarnikämppä wilderness cabin (wildnordic.fi)   
  • Ahveninen wilderness cabin (wildnordic.fi) 
  • Hukantupa reservable wilderness hut

Outdoor Centre

  • Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre.  
  • 21 cabins, camping ground and caravan parking area.

Lean-to Shelters and Camping

  • There are 10 lean-to shelters, 2 Lapp pole tent and 3 campfire sites on the shores of the hiking areas lakes; all accessible by hiking trail. All these rest spots have a supply of firewood and a dry toilet.
  • Camping is allowed on lean-to shelters and the Kylmäluomajärvi Lapp pole tent.

Services for Caravan Tourists

  • Electricity, saunas and other services are at the Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre 
  • Caravans can be parked at the Lake Kylmäluomajärvi boat harbour for 1 to 2 days at a time. Other services at the harbour are a campfire site, a dry toilet and a recycling point.

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • Information on farm estate lodging and other services in the surrounding area is available on the municipality of Taivalkoski website (www.visittaivalkoski.fi).

Equipment Rental

  • The Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre reception desk rents out boats, canoes, tennis rackets, tennis balls and fishing equipment.
  • Payment: Cash or Finnish bank card.

Services for the Disabled

  • The reception area at the Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre is accessible by wheelchair. There is a toilet for the disabled in the building.
  • The roads leading to cabins at the outdoor centre are paved. The area is slightly hilly.
  • One of the rental cabins at the outdoor centre, Sarvi cabin, and a rental sauna are equipped so that the disabled will be able to use them with the help of an assistant.
  • There is a fishing pier at the outdoor centre on the shore of Lake Iso-Pajuluomajärvi, which is accessible by wheelchair.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The closest medical centre and emergency room are at Taivalkoski, tel. int. +358 8 8296 499.
  • The closest pharmacies are in the municipal centres of Taivalkoki and Kuusamo about 50 km from the hiking area.
  • The closest shop is the Tyrövaara village shop, which is 18 km from the hiking area. Tel. int. +358 8 846 132.
  • A kiosk, which sell basic necessities, is located at the outdoor centre reception desk.
  • The closest banks are in Taivalkoski and Kuusamo.
  • The closest post office is in Kuusamo.
  • There is a local taxi service (www.visittaivalkoski.fi) in Taivalkoski.
  • A tourist service transports hikers' cars from one end of a hiking route to the other. For more information contact the reception desk at Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre. Tel. int. +358 40 500 3476.
  • Trasportation: On the trail between Kylmäluoma and Hossa a boat service transports hikers over Lake Ala-Irnijärvi. For more information contact the reception desk at Kylmäluoma Outdoor Centre. Tel. int. +358 40 500 3476 or the entrepreneur, Esko Ahola, tel. int. +358 400 489 452.
  • Service stations: The closest fuel sales point is at the Tyrövaara village shop, which is 18 km from the hiking area. Tel. int. +358 8 846 132.
  • Sights: The childhood home of professor and author Kalle Päätalo at Jokijärvi 25 km from the hiking area.
  • Other Taivalkoski sights (www.visittaivalkoski.fi) listed on the Taivalkoski website.
Services Offered by Partners in Kylmäluoma Hiking Activities

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally. 

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).