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Kriegshistorische Stätten – Schauplätze der Geschichten – Was die Feldpost über den Krieg erzählt

Lake Kiantajärvi military heritage cycling route

  • Duration approx. 3-4 h (depending on the stops)
  • Length approx. 23 km

 

A/F Departure & Return

 

A. Suomussalmi tourism office (Matkailutoimisto), Jalonkaarre 5, Suomussalmi

(distance 4.8 km)

 

B. Haukiperä memorial (Haukiperän muistomerkki), Juntusrannantie 27, Suomussalmi

Read also Heikki Kulju’s story about battles in Haukiperä

(distance 2 km)

 

C. Winter War memorial (Liekki-patsas / Talvisodan muistomerkki), Kuhmontie 1, Suomussalmi

(distance 2.3 km)

 

D. Commemorative plaque of extra exercises (Ylimääräisten Harjoitusten (YH) muistolaatta), on the wall of the Wanha Kaleva bar, Kainuuntie 24, Suomussalmen kk

Other destinations nearby (see map)

Suomussalmi church, also a war cemetery in its yard (distance approx. 100 m)

Suomussalmi Local Heritage Museum (distance approx. 2 km)

(distance 2 km)

 

E. Hulkonniemi memorial and information board (Hulkonniemen muistomerkki ja infotaulu), Veikkolantie 185, Suomussalmi

Good picture taking and picnic spot next to it, at the end of the artificial small peninsula on the shore of Lake Kiantajärvi

(distance 11.4 km)

 

F. Return to the city center (Suomussalmi Tourist Office / Matkailutoimisto)), Jalonkaarre 5, Suomussalmi

 

 


 

Other points of interest and nearby cafes/restaurants and various accommodation options are also marked on the route map.

More information https://visitsuomussalmi.fi/en/