The best-known places to visit in the Hossa National park include the rock paintings of Värikallio as well as the canyon-lake Julma-Ölkky, and also visitor centre. From Kylmäluoma, it is easy to visit the childhood home of writer-professor Kalle Päätalo, Kallioniemi, Jokijärvi (27 km). Also worth seeing and experiencing is Finland’s oldest village shop, Jalava shop, in Taivalkoski (47 km). Famous for its bears, Kuusamo Large Predator Centre is around 20 kilometres away from Kylmäluoma and from Hossa around 40 km. Additional tips can be gained via the Luontoon.fi, Visittaivalkoski.fi and Suomussalmi.fi pages.