Finland is one of the most unrestricted areas in the world for snowmobile vacations: anyone with a driving licence can rent a skidoo or take part some of several snowmobile programmes and enjoy hundreds of kilometres of prepared snow tracks.
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 20.12.2016: Ruka Round Route 20 km and Kuntivaara Route 120 km as well as route to Posio 35 km are now open! The total length of the open routes is now appr. 175 km. The amount of the natural snow is available on our Weather-site.
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 Once the whole route is maintaned, the shorter route details are no longer updated.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.