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The Jalonniemi House


The Jalonniemi House occupies a fine spot on the shores of Lake Kiantajärvi, close to the Suomussalmi town center. It was designed by a local Suomussalmi architect H. Pyykkönen and takes its inspiration from the elements of nature, ecology and prehistory.

Exhibition of prehistoric Suomussalmi

At the request of the Suomussalmi municipality, the Finish National Board of Antiquities has made available numerous artefacts for the exhibition of prehistory located in the Jalonniemi House. These include items of jewelry, casting moulds, stone axeheads, adzes, flint and slate arrowheads, quartz scrapers, tools from the Iron Age, as well as the entire contents of the cremation grave found at Peranka. Suomussalmi has been inhabited for no less than 10,000 years! One of the oldest known site of human settlement in Finland after the last Ice Age is to be found in the island of Old Kirkkosaari. The northern-most large-scale site of rock paintingsin Finland can be found in Hossa. These are known as the Värikallio paintings and a giant 6 metres by 3 metres photograph of the site is on display in the exhibition. The thoughts and beliefs of prehistoric man dating back over millenia are brought into focus with the help of a little imagination; the sacrificial bear-tree, the bear skull and bearskin as well as other cult artefacts all add to the atmosphere.
MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATIONS
Accompanying the display of prehistoric artefacts is a multimedia computer program.
Open:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
24.-26.12. and 1.1. closed
18.6.-12.8.:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Midsummer:
22.6. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
23.6. closed
24.6. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


SERVICES IN JALONNIEMI HOUSE

CAFE - CONFECTIONERY HERKKUSUU
Tel: Int. +358 (0)8 711 153
Fax Int. +358 (0)8 711 158
Seats 90 indoors and a further 30 on the summer terrace
* Lunch
* Local specialities from Kainuu region
* Kainuu ryebread
* Herb tea
* Confection
* Gluten-, lactose-, and sugar-free products
* Sweet store
* Ice-creams and much more
Open:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
24.-26.12. and 1.1. closed
18.6.-12.8.2018:
Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Midsummer:
22.6. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
23.6. closed
24.6. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


PIZZERIA-RONI
Tel: Int. +358 (0)8 665 510
Open:
Mon-Thu 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat-Sun 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
(closed 24.-25.12.2018)


SUOMUSSALMI TOURIST OFFICE
Tel: Int. +358 (0)8 6155 5545
tourist.office@suomussalmi.fi
* General tourism information
* Brochures
* Maps and guidebooks on sale
* Lake tour bookings
* Travel guide booking service
Open:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 11.30 a.m., 12.15 p.m. - 4 p.m.
24.-26.12. and 1.1. closed
18.6.-12.8.2018:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Midsummer:
22.6. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
23.6. closed
24.6. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Address:
Jalonkaarre 3-5
FIN-89600 SUOMUSSALMI