Ancient finds from Kuusamo
It has been confirmed that there have been at least two winter villages, or siida, in Kuusamo.
Development of livelihood
At the beginning of the 20th century, there were already seven permanent shops in Kuusamo.
History of Kuusamo parish
In the 20th century, three churches were built in Kuusamo.
History of tourism in Kuusamo
Kuusamo’s diverse nature attracted researchers as early as the 18th century.
People of Kuusamo in war and evacuation
After leaving Kuusamo, the Soviet soldiers did not destroy their dugouts.
Public education in Kuusamo for more than 300 years
If the parents were unable to do the task themselves, the children had to be sent to the schoolmaster or bellringer to learn.
Kuusamo rose from the ashes in the order that villages were rebuilt first and the church town last.
Sámi culture and mythology
According to the Sámi calendar, the solar year lasted twelve months and the lunar year lasted thirteen months.
In the 16th century, there was a Sámi settlement here, which was concentrated in the winter villages of Maanselkä and Kitka.
The development of the way of life from the Ice Age to the present
Main features of the development of the way of life in the Kuusamo area from the Ice Age to the present