By car
You can reach Suomussalmi easiest by your own car. The most important routes to Suomussalmi are highway E 63 (5) and the “Via Karelia” going along the eastern border from the Gulf of Finland to eastern Lapland.

By plane
You can take a plane from Helsinki to Kajaani or from Tallinn to Kajaani. You can see the flight timetables from

Onward connection from Kajaani airport to Suomussalmi
Taksi K Heikkinen, Tel. Int. + 358 (0)400 306 305.

By train
For those who come by train to Kajaani or Kontiomäki where the closest railway stations are located, there are bus connections to Suomussalmi from some of the arriving trains. For more information about the train timetables, go to and

By bus
You can find the bus timetables at
However, the connections from all bus companies might not be shown on the site, so if you wish to know the full timetable, please contact the Suomussalmi Tourist Office: Tel. +358 44 777 3250, email: