Winter War Museum

The Winter War exhibition tells about Suomussalmi before the Winter War, evacuation preparations, the impact of the bitterly cold winter on the course of the war, the fate of the Red Army, the valuable spoils of war Finland gained from Raate Road and the conditions to which people returned after the war.

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18 February – 10 March 2019 (12 noon - 4pm)
Summer season 4 May – 20 June (10am -5pm)
21- June CLOSED
22 June – 18 August (10am -7pm)
19 August – 13 October (10am -5pm)
14-27 October (12 noon - 4pm)
Open for groups at other times by arrangement.

Changing exhibitions

Exhibition at the Raatteen Portti museum telling about the Winter War in Suomussalmi.

Bear watching

Wild Bears - Raate offers bear watching trips along the historically important Raate Road in Suomussalmi, nudging Finland’s eastern border. Info at Raatteen Portti.

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Kanttiini Päämaja

Kanttiini Päämaja café and restaurant is a great place for the visitor to take a break and enjoy freshly-made coffee and mouth-watering cakes and savouries baked on the premises. The interior design of the café reflects the ambience of by-gone years and is a place where visitors can leave military history behind them and relax under lace lamps.

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Majatalo Karhun Pesä

Majatalo Karhun Pesä hostel makes an ideal base from which to explore the landscapes, wilderness and experiences in the vicinity of Raate Road and Suomussalmi. We are also pleased to cater for conferences and celebrations. Just get in touch with us!

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