Ruka and Kuusamo in winter
People come to Kuusamo in winter for the excellent snow and pure mountain air. A whole range of winter sports is available for your enjoyment, from downhill skiing and snowboarding to top-class snow mobiling on forests and ice covered lakes, not to mention husky safaris, reindeer sledge rides and much more.
Ruka and Kuusamo in summer
In summer the region is famed for its exuberant greenery, sun, and fresh air. Kuusamo becomes a veritable paradise for walking tourists and fishermen in the summer months, but you can also try rafting on Kuusamo rivers and mountainbiking down Ruka Ski Resort slopes. Or just soak up the silence and magnificent calm of the wilderness.