Kuhmo was one of the main theaters of war in Finland during the winter war 30.11.1939 – 13.3.1940. Come and see the sites yourself – this 55 nm flight route gives you a glimpse of the landscape and scenery, that Finland was ready to defend with Sisu and success against a superior enemy. Read the history here.
This flight route goes to Air Defense Information Zone (ADIZ) where a Flight Plan is required. It must be sent to area control center one hour before entering the area. Also, the route is fairly close to Russian border. Be careful out there!
Coordinates of these points of interest are in the bottom of this page.
2. Jyrkänkoski – final line of defense
3. Rasti – several encirclements, ”motti”
4. Saunajärvi, Tupolev TB-3 final landing
5. Vetko, col. Dolins brigade’s grave
6. Kilpelänkangas, biggest fight in winter war
7.Kiekinkoski, huge battle field
8.Vääräjoki, delay battle line
9.Tyrävaara, final line of defense
1 – Kuhmo Airfield EFKH
2 – N640537 E0294721
3 – N640215 E0295627
4 – N640215 E0295627
5 – N635442 E0301130
6 – N635758 E0300154
7 – N635641 E0295409
8 – N635823 E0293919
9 – N640209 E0293427
10 – Kuhmo Airfield EFKH