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Arrival and driving directions

Welcome to Hossa National Park

Hossa National Park is situated between Kuusamontie (highway 5, E63) and Suomussalmi-Murtovaara road (No. 843) in the northern part of Suomussalmi municipality, partly in the municipalities of Kuusamo and Taivalkoski. The nearest airport is located in Kuusamo and the nearest railway station in Kajaani.

Arrival and driving directions

The nearest Google Maps address:
Selkoskyläntie 143, 89920 Suomussalmi.
Turn here north to Paistekangas road.
Drive 1,5 km, turn right to Joukojärventie.
Drive along Joukojärventie 1,5 km following the signposts (Kainuun luontoretket) and turn right with just one exception.

You drive directly to Joukojärvi pirtti from number 12.
Follow the signposts and you'll arrive at your destination, Kainuu Luontoretket.

Please note that Google recognizes Kainuu Nature Tours but directs you along Laitisentie the wrong way round to the other side of Joukojärvi.

On school days, coaches operate between Kuusamo and Juntusranta with a stop at Hossan Lomakeskus. Timetable:

  • 15.00-16.15 Kuusamo coach station – Hossan Lomakeskus 

  • 6.50-8.40 Hossan Lomakeskus – Kuusamo coach station

The Hossa bus service (pdf, rukataksi.fi) 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

Matkahuolto (matkahuolto.fi) has a telephone service that helps with coach timetables and fares on 0200 4000.

By Train to Kajaani and Hossa

If travelling by train (vr.fi), the closest railway station is in Kajaani, 170 km from Hossa National Park. Connections by coach from Kajaani to Hossa.