Kylmäluoma Visitor Center
Already centuries prior to a permanent population settling down in the area, the Sami people and coastal wanderers took advantage of the bounty provided at Kylmäluoma. During the 1600s, residents of Savo who had come to Kylmäluoma noticed how rich in fish the waters were, and chose to settle down there. The Kylmäluoma region remains popular among fishing enthusiasts. The first hiking area in Finland was made in 1979, at the same time as Hossa.
Popular with fishing and trekking enthusiasts, Kylmäluoma is located in the north-eastern part of the municipality of Taivalkoski. Kylmäluoma visitor center, with its campsites, is surrounded by natural peace, but it is easily accessible from Highway 5 (E63), between Kuusamo and Kajaani.