15 days in Suomussalmi & Joensuu Itinerary

15 days in Suomussalmi & Joensuu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Suomussalmi
— 5 nights
2
Joensuu
— 8 nights

5
nights
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suomussalmi: Bowling Center Keilaukko (in Hyrynsalmi), Kuusamo (The Predator Center in Kuusamo & Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre) and Kuhmo Arts Centre (in Kuhmo). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Silent People, brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti, identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, and examine the collection at Suomussalmen Kotiseutumuseo.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Suomussalmi trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Suomussalmi is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Suomussalmi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Bowling Center Keilaukko, Kuhmo Arts Centre
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The Silent People ©
The Silent People
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti ©
Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park

8
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Olavinlinna Castle and New Valamo Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Pikkukirkko, &more), Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju) and Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall, Puijo Tower, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Joensuu takes 4.5 hours. In July in Joensuu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Savonlinna, Kuopio, Heinavesi, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery