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Suomussalmi, Virkistyskalastus

Starting in East Karelia, this string of small lakes, streams and rapids traverses the almost uninhabited forests of Kainuu. A short distance from the Finnish–Russian border, the Yli-Vuokki recreational fishing area consists of elongated lakes, small backwaters and rapids. The waters meander through airy pine-dominated heath forest and pine snags. These clear though dark-tinted waters regularly yield handsome perch, which is why the area is a must for all fans of these spiny-finned fish. The rivers connecting the lakes also provide opportunities for white-water fishing. With the...

Located close to Suomussalmi, Lake Seitenahveninen is surrounded by forest. The area is easy to access and a suitable hiking destination for the whole family.

 Situated in the northeastern part of the municipality of Suomussalmi, the Hossa holiday centre is located among hills covered in pine-dominated heath forest. Waterways consisting of lakes, rivers and brooks traverse the area. The area also contains plenty of separate, crystal-clear kettle ponds. The Hossa waters are situated in a small geographical area, allowing easy access to several lakes and ponds. White-water anglers should head to the River Hossanjoki or other areas of running water.  Kajana Club video: Midsummer in Hossa The region has strong natural populations of...