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Ruka Holiday store
E.g., 21.08.2017
Ruka Holiday store
Summer in Ruka and Kuusamo is full of adventures. Rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and lots of other activities are waiting for you!

Ruka Holiday store
Flight, train, bus...

Flight to Kuusamo or train to Oulu now under 130 € return.

Ruka Holiday store
Offers & Packages

Package deals and offers for the whole Ruka-Kuusamo area - book now!

Ruka Holiday store
Tickets to the best night clubs!

The top Finnish artists and the best party in the nights clubs of Ruka village.

Ruka Holiday store
Ski Passes
Buy your skipass online and save money.

Family ski pass: 30 % additional discount for the children!


Arctic Animals

Huskies, reindeer, horses, birds and bear - make a pick and meet the arctic animals in Kuusamo!


Exciting husky safari is waiting for you! Experience a safari to the husky farm and get to know the life of the dogs and their team working abilities. Huskies favourite job in the world is to pull a sleigh behind them in the snow. Dog sled driving is a speedy way of travelling in the snowy Finnish Lapland. There´s usually 4 to 8 enthusiastic dogs pulling one sleigh. If you want to try driving yourself, it is possible too. 

Koiravaljakkoajelu, Lammintupa
Whole family husky rides in Lammintupa (Mo- Sat)
Husky ride for the whole family without pre-bookings on Monday-Saturday at 10 am - 3 pm.
25€ / Person
Huskysafarilla, Kuusamo Safaris
Combined Snowmobile and Husky Safari
Combine snowmobile and husky safaris - double the fun!
90€ / Person
erasusi husky ruka
Husky sled ride 10 km
Meet our 200 huskies and enjoy the ride!
90€ / Adult
Rukan kotieläinpiha
Ruka Domestic Animal Farm
A delightful farm visit at Erä-Susi!
8€ / Adult
Product name Price Duration Company Season
Ruka Domestic Animal Farm 8€ / Adult 1 days 01.04.2016 - 31.12.2017


A reindeer sleigh ride, lassoing a reindeer and learning the ancient traditions of reindeer husbandry are definitely something special! Reindeer and farm activities provide you a great insight into the life of people in Northern Finland. You get to join the action as well. You could even spot Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer!

Reindeer Safari
Feel the fun of speed on the white snow cover on our snowmobile safari and get to try a reindeer sled ride!
80€ / Person
Lammintupa Poroajelu
Whole family reindeer drive and feeding in Lammintupa (Mo- Sat)
Experience the life of a reindeer herder!
10€ / Person
Reindeer farm Ruka Kuusamo
Visit to the reindeer farm (car transfer)
85€ / Adult
Reindeer farm Ruka Kuusamo
Snowmobile safari to the reindeer farm
Meet and greet the reindeer at the local farm where we head with snowmobiles!
150€ / Adult


Horseback riding is an unforgettable experience in the nature of Kuusamo. A week's riding ramble in the middle of beautiful nature is a dream holiday for younger and older girls. Well-trained horses and an experienced guide make the ramble unforgettable. Come and experience yourself! Explore the world of horses also by taking lessons in riding or by registering for a riding-camp.

Hevosvaellus vaaramaisemissa talvella, Ruska-Laukka
Finnhorseback riding in country paths
Our stronglegged finnish- and islandic horses along with their friends lead you to the magical winter land.
15€ / Person
Finnhorseback riding to blacksmith shop
Make your stay in Kuusamo even more memorable with a horse ride.
80€ / Person
Nurminiemen ratsutila
Visit Nurminiemi Riding Stables
Find out how much fun horses can be!
15€ / Child
Icelandic horses
Riding Icelandic Horses
Come and enjoy riding in wooded lake landscapes on the stable lands using Icelandic horses
15€ / Person
2 hours trail riding for beginners
Come and see the famous nature of Kuusamo on trail riding with Icelandic horses.
55€ / Person
2 hours trail riding with Islandic horses
Memorable trail ride in the beautiful nature of Kuusamo!
50€ / Person
Trail riding, sauna & dinner package
Enjoy sauna and delicious menu after a trail riding trip!
90€ / Person
Trail riding and pancakes in Lappish Hut
Trail riding with Islandic horses and delicious pancakes!
65€ / Person
Product name Price Duration Company Season
Childrens pony riding 20€ / Child 30 min 01.08.2013 - 31.12.2018
Finnhorseback riding to blacksmith shop 80€ / Person 2 h 01.08.2013 - 31.12.2018
Finnhorseback riding in country paths 15€ / Person 1 h 01.08.2013 - 31.12.2018
Delightful finnhorse sleightrip for the whole family 20€ / Person 1 h 01.11.2013 - 31.12.2018
Riding Icelandic Horses 15€ / Person 60 min 01.10.2015 - 30.12.2017
Visit Nurminiemi Riding Stables 15€ / Child 2 h 01.01.2016 - 30.12.2017


The natural environs of Kuusamo provide a highly fascinating locale for birdwatchers. A keen bird observer can spot Eastern species, more likely to be seen in Kuusamo than anywhere else in Europe. Some of these birds are only seen in Kuusamo. For some northern species, Kuusamo is their southernmost area of occurrence.

Birdwatching towers have been built in many places throughout Kuusamo:

  • The towers on Lake Toranginjärvi - one tower at the South-Eastern end of the lake, and a watching platform at the northern end on the shore, quite close to Sokos Hotel Kuusamo. The latter is also suitable for persons with mobility restrictions.
  • The Antinperä tower - East of the Ruka fell.
  • The Vasaraperä (Haataja) tower on Lake Kitkajärvi, the bay of Jäkälälahti. 
  • The Vuotunki tower of Lake Vuotunkijärvi. 
  • The newest birdwatching tower opened in early May 2001 and it is located at Olkilampi in Suininki. It is owned by Mr Pentti Kurvinen.

Every early summer a bird spotting competition, known as "bird marathon" or "points rally" is arranged. The team spotting the most species wins. Here you can spot certain Eastern species for which Kuusamo is the most likely venue in Europe - in some instances the only one. Amongst these prized types of birds are the red-flanked bluetail, greenish warbler and Siberian jay. Our professional bird tour organizers are glad to take you along for a guided bird tour in the magnificent nature of Kuusamo. 


Bear watching sites are located near the Russian border in the Eastern Kuusamo. You stay even overnight in a hut or movable building.  In addition to bears, you may see other wild mammals or birds, such as the sea eagle or other, smaller birds. Bear watching trips are organized in Kuusamo area by Karhu-Kuusamo and Karhutupa during June-August. 

You can also see bears in Large Carnivore Centre at Kuusamo. Large Carnivore Centre in Kuusamo; Bear TV: take a look at all Bear TV videos in Youtube >>

Bear watching evening
Meet the king of the forest! Transfers from Ruka / Kuusamo included!
120€ / Person
Product name Price Duration Company Season
Bear watching evening Book online 120€ / Person 8 h 01.06.2017 - 31.08.2017