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Something unique

Mystic hay heads with clothes on. Interesting in every season of the year. Nice cafe in summertime... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kitkula
via mobile
Fire made coffee and pancakes

It´s a really ordinary place to travel. There are lots of nice souvenirs to by in the Niitty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
theialook
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Suomussalmi, Finland
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The crowd of almost thousand figures that make up the Silent People suddenly emerges before the passing motorist like some great stroke of magic. In the morning with light behind them, this motionless army appears morose, even menacing. However, as...more
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Viitostie 547 | 30 km north from Suomussalmi on Highway 5 (E63), Suomussalmi 89600, Finland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mystic hay heads with clothes on. Interesting in every season of the year. Nice cafe in summertime. One of its kind in the world I suppose. What does this work of art mean? You can guess yourself!

Thank kitkula
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It´s a really ordinary place to travel. There are lots of nice souvenirs to by in the Niitty - Kahvila (Cafeteria) shop. You might want to change one of Your favorite - clothe with Your own clothe, so please remember to take an extra clothing...More

Thank theialook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passing by on the A5, we were inmediately cought by the view on our righthand side. A crowd stood silently in the field. It appeared to be the work of an artist who made more than thousand puppets, man high, of wooden crosses, clay heads...More

1  Thank rkloeg
Reviewed August 12, 2018

When the installation “The Silent People” pops up before your eyes at a field near Suomussalmi it is an amazing sight. There are almost thousand figures standing at the field. They have summer cloths, but in the winter they get winter cloths. Nobody knows the...More

Thank leffex
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Little bit spooky, but also very cool. By local artist to reflect the history of the local people that have made their livinghood from this unforgiving but beautiful northern land.

Thank iPubba
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We are making a roadtrip around Finland and we had to stop to take pictures. I really liked the place. Visitors can also bring their own clothes and exchange them with the "people". Definitely stop by if you're driving past it.

Thank vititsa
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Do you know the feeling when you are driving from A to B, and midway you see something randomly special? The feeling when you are in middle of nowhere and you exit your vechile and are like wtf? Then you get really happy that you...More

1  Thank WorldIsMySandbox
Reviewed June 19, 2017

This art work came as a surprise for me when we drove by but we stopped anyway. Lots of scarecrow standing on a field dressed in different ways. I think the wow! part was the number of the scarecrows. I really don't know what more...More

Thank niinan2
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We saw this strange sight and stopped to have a look... we had no idea what it was and it appeared to be closed... took loads of photos and checked it out on the Internet later... would have liked to spend more time there, but...More

Thank cnb134
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This is an absolute must in Finnish contemporary art! Take a walk among the spooky and funny "scarecrows". There are "thousands" of them; find your own favorite. Easy to access by car on your way to Lapland or from Lapland.

Thank dag007
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