Suomussalmi is the northernmost municipality in the Kainuu region and the focal point of the Upper Kainuu area. Central village of Suomussalmi is located along the main road from Helsinki to Lapland (valtatie 5/E63 and Via Karelia routes) and can be easily accessed from airports in Kajaani, Kuusamo and Oulu with public transport or hire vehicles, both available from airport.
Suomussalmi lies within the mighty boreal forest zone of taiga and offers many types of activities and nature experiences in four distinct seasons: winter with beautiful pristine snow, sunny spring waking the sleeping nature, warm summer with midnight sun and colourful autumn with natural harvest.
The hotel has excellent access to the surrounding nature:
In winter a hiking trail with illuminated ski and snowmobile tracks to suit your requirements. During summer and autumn seasons a sheltered path leads to the woods, starting near the hotel and providing access to discover the wilderness for a hike or bicycle journey. The largest lake of the region, Kianta is also nearby for water based activities. Horse Riding and Dog sleigh treks can also be arranged.
For the cycling enthusiast the local tarmac roads are in good condition and settlements further away from village are safe for exploration. Often reindeer and another local animals can be seen from the road along the way. In general Suomussalmi has a good wilderness path network, which also includes suitable resting places. Some have fishing platforms and are equipped with fire surrounds for cooking or at least a picnic area.
During the autumn season you can find the wild harvest: mushrooms like Matsutake, Ceps, Milk Caps and Chanterelles. Wild berries are at their best when you pick them right from forest and we can guide you to suitable sites to experience this. Fishing on a lake in warm bright summer night or through ice during winter are just some of the unforgettable experiences this area offers.
Visitors can enjoy unique sights to the area with trips to the Kianta Lake and the local Wildlife Park (includes brown bear, reindeer, wolf and other animals). Culture can be found in Theatre performances, Music festivals and Art Exhibitions. Events in Suomussalmi include:
Silent people, Musical forest, Local crafts showroom and other seasonal events. Please ask our staff for more information on the available events during your stay.
Spahotel Kiannon Kuohut
We offer peaceful and relaxing accommodation at The Spahotel, which is located within the Suomussalmi Village. Theatre, Cinema, Pub, Kid’s playroom, Physiotherapy and Spa are located in the same complex. All the necessary amenities in the village are within walking distance, such as shops, kids play park, banks and post office. Free parking is available to hotel guests.
The hotel has 73 rooms in variety of layouts: Twin, Standard Double, Family, Queen and Suites (which include: bedroom, living room and private sauna). Each room has a shower & toilet, some also include a private balcony. Rooms are fully furnished with: single or double bed(s), chair(s), side table, desk, wardrobe, folding suitcase table and TV monitor. Rooms also include free Wi-Fi connection, hairdryer, bed linens, blackout curtains (handy for the midnight sun) and complimentary toiletries.
Included in your room rate is Continental Breakfast, hotel Gym, access to the Spa facilities during opening hours and morning swim (Tuesday-Sunday). Guests can hire bathrobes and slippers from the Hotel during their stay (suite rates include this for two guests).
Our A la Carte Restaurant can seat 200 guest. The Menu is designed to incorporate local food traditions and Finnish specialty ingredients, such as: forest berries, mushrooms, venison and fish. We can cater for variety of food allergy and dietary restrictions, more information is available from the hotel staff. You can enjoy your meal with international wine, beer, spirits or any other drinks. The restaurant is available for private functions and can be divided in smaller sections to suit your requirements.
The Hotel also includes three conference rooms that are suitable for meetings and celebrations. The rooms come fully furnished, include a sound system, projectors/screen for PC and a stage is also available. We can accommodate variety of room layouts to suit your event and catering can be arranged. Our events team is happy to discuss your requirements and provide a quote, please contact the Hotel for more information.
Spa Kiannon Kuohut
The Spa is adjacent to the Hotel and offers complete Spa experience with facilities: Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room and five swimming pools: a 25-metre pool within four lanes, a safe children’s pool, a Jacuzzi and a cool water pool. For the more adventurous, a winter swim is also possible in the river next to the spa. The Hotel customers can also participate in the guided pool sessions for free. Spa also includes a full Gym with equipment and has wide range of massage and beauty treatments available.
Opening hours of the spa services
|Morning swim||Shut on Mondays|
|Tue- Sun 06.00-22.00|
As part of the Spa, they offer medical services and natural therapy by appointment. You can experience Cupping (traditional Finnish medical care), Hot Stone therapy or Lymfa therapy and other relaxing massages with or without heat.
Theatre and Cinema Retikka
This theatre opened in 2010 and has since been nationally awarded for their show quality, offering regular scheduled shows and three premiers per year.
Actors and theatre staff are all local people, the shows are very popular with audiences travelling locally and further afield.
The movies provided often include International best sellers with subtitles for our visitors to enjoy the original sound and language. The Theatre also hosts events for music, poetry, literature and art exhibitions.