The Musical Forest

The unique Soiva Metsä (Musical Forest) is a forest filled with artistic instruments that can not only be played but are pieces of art as well. The instruments are scattered around the beautiful landscape. The instruments are build by professionals of instrument building; Markku Penttilä, Olli Penttilä and Pekka Westerholm.

Soiva Metsä is located in Kaunisniemi, 7 kilometers from the Suomussalmi Center.
Driving instructions: Drive South on highway 5 (E63) from the Suomussalmi center. From Highway 5 turn right and continue Road Lomakyläntie about 3 kilometers until you reach a wooden sign with “Soiva Metsä”. From there leads a path of approximately 1 km to the instruments.

The Soiva Metsä instruments can be also reached by foot along the Seitenahveninen hiking trail, starting from the Suomussalmi Center, Pitämä residential area, and leading to Seitenahveninen Recreational Fishing area. From the Seitenahveninen Parking area you can go along the road to “Kesäteatteri” (summer theatre) to the path leading to Soiva Metsä.

Approximate coordinates:
North coordinate: 35 91 119
East coordinate: 71 95 649

Street address: Lomakyläntie 27, Suomussalmi
Tel: Int. +358 (0)44 511 9871