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Welcome to Hossa

We would be happy to answer all questions concerning Hossa. Please contact us for more information on our visitor centre, and we will assist in planning a holiday that is close to nature.

Hossa visitor centre reception is located in the premises of Hossa nature centre. In trekking matters, telephone advice is available daily from 10am to 2pm, +358 40 751 7221. Karhunkainalo campsite reception is open 1.3. – 31.10 every day.

Opening hours

1.1.–29.2. closed, open by appointment only
1.3.–19.4. from 10am to 4pm
20.4.–7.5. closed, open by appointment only
8.5.–16.6. from 10am to 4pm
17.6.–30.9. from 10am to 7pm
1.10.–31.10. from 10am to 4pm
1.11.–31.12. closed, open by appointment only

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Arriving to Hossa

Hossa is located on the eastern border of Finland, in the northern part of the municipality of Suomussalmi. Hossa visitor centre is located in the premises of Hossa nature centre, on the edge of Hossa National Park. Signs direct visitors to the visitor centre from Highway 5 (E63).

By car

From Highway 5 (E63), turn at Peranka towards the east to Selkoskyläntie (9190), which will continue for about 25 kilometres. At the end of Selkoskyläntie, turn left onto Hossantie (843), and drive for about 8 kilometres to Hossa nature centre, following the signs. From Jatkosalmentie, drive another 700 meters to the nature centre, where Hossa visitor centre reception is located. When arriving from the north, one can cut out about 20 kilometres, when one turns from Highway 5 onto an earlier Kerontie (843) and continues along the same road (843), all the way to Hossa.

By public transportation

One can also reach Hossa by bus during school holidays. The bus stops at the Hossa Holiday Centre. From the stop, the distance along the road to the visitor centre is about 6 kilometres, or, along a path, about 4 km. A bus runs between Kuusamo and Kajaani on Highway 5 (E63). The nearest stop is in Peranka, from which the distance to Hossa is about 30 kilometres. The local taxi service Hossa Taxi is one way to get from the bus stop to the visitor centre. Keen trekkers will also be able to walk along a marked trail. In so far as one arrives by plane, cars can be rented from the closest airports in Kuusamo (80 km) and Kajaani (200 km). The transfer via Kajaani train station (200 km) is the best option. The nearest railway station is located in Kontiomäki (170 km).