Snowmobile Routes in Ruka and Kuusamo
The total distance covered by marked, free-of-charge snowmobile routes in Kuusamo is 500 km. This network is connected to the routes in Taivalkoski, Posio and Salla (special fee for these areas by Metsähallitus). Please keep in mind that snowmobiling is allowed only on marked routes.
Updated 4.5.2017: Maintenance on snowmobilie routes has now ended for winter 2016-2017. Routes can still be used but please be careful. There is water on top of ice on lake sections and the ice cover is no longer consistant.
Snowmobile Route Maintenance Online (in Finnish)
Instructions for reading the maintenance map: The routes in the list may be overlapping. Short routes (pisto) are mainly parts of longer routes. These parts have been maintaned in the beginning of the season, when maintenance of the whole route has not yet been possible. Once the whole route is maintaned, the shorter route details are no longer updated.
Stay on track and keep safe
Riding a snowmobile on off-road terrain is always subject to permission from the land-owner. No special permit is required for riding on official snowmobile routes and iced-over waterways. Riding on snowmobile tracks managed by the Finnish forest administration authority Metsähallitus requires a snowmobile track permit issued by Metsähallitus. A snowmobile is a vehicle that is subject to a specific set of traffic rules. Knowing these rules and complying with them is the basic precondition for safe snowmobile riding. Rules and snowmobiling etiquette available by Liikenneturva.