15 days in Suomussalmi & Joensuu Itinerary

15 days in Suomussalmi & Joensuu Itinerary

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15 days in Suomussalmi & Joensuu Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly + Drive:  14​h
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Oslo, Norway


Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Silent People and Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suomussalmi: Kuusamo (The Predator Center in Kuusamo, Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, & more), Kuhmo Arts Centre (in Kuhmo) and Bowling Center Keilaukko (in Hyrynsalmi). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Winter War Museum Raatteen Portti, examine the collection at Suomussalmen Kotiseutumuseo, and get outside with Hossan Lomakeskus.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Suomussalmi trip planner .

Oslo, Norway to Suomussalmi is an approximately 20-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Suomussalmi is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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


Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visit Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden and Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla for their historical value. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Pikkukirkko, & more), Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall, Puijo Tower, & more) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, explore the activities along Pielinen, hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Joensuu travel route planner.

You can drive from Suomussalmi to Joensuu in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. 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, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery