Adventure tours for families, groups and couples
Adventure Apes specialises in authentic tours that make genuine connections with the local community and nature.
We believe that culturally authentic adventures allow our visitors from around the world to experience a new perspective on life and help our local community thrive in a sustainable way. Each of our adventures is thoughtfully designed to show you the best, most authentic Finland.
Check out some of our top tours:
- 4-Hour Taste of Finnish Nature (food tour Finnish-style!)
- 7-Day Best Winter Activities in Kuusamo (great for families!)
- 7-Day Ski Expedition in Riisitunturi National Park (a little extra challenge for those more adventurous)
Accommodations near Kuusamo
Adventure Apes Lodge is located in the small village of Vasaraperä surrounded by lakes, forests and fields in the beautiful countryside, just a 30-minute drive from Kuusamo. The Lodge was once home to the village school and continues to be a vibrant part of the local community by welcoming locals and travellers alike to share activities in the sports hall, share a meal or even join in on an adventure.
Our accommodations are in the traditional Finnish style - clean, simple and cosy - perfect for individuals, families and groups. The lodge also serves as the home base for Adventure Apes tours.
Breakfast is included with your stay.
We will be happy to organise a picnic or camp lunch to take on your adventures. Snacks are also available for purchase 24 hours from our shop.
Dinners are offered from our on-site kitchen serving a changing daily menu of traditional Finnish foods. Whenever possible, we source or ingredients from local farmers such as jam, potatoes, milk, eggs, meats and fish. Vegan/vegitarian/special diet menu options are accommodated whenever possible. Please let us know in advance of your stay to ensure the best selection.
We want guests to feel like part of the local community. With shared dining, recreation spaces and activities open to both travellers and locals, staying at the lodge means you are part of a vibrant community.
On-site facilities include:
- Traditional wood-fired sauna
- Traditional Finnish kota (BBQ hut)
- Shared community area for dining, games, movies and special activities
- Indoor, community sports hall for volleyball, basketball, floorball, badminton, yoga, relaxation and stretching
- Equipment rental: Personal gear (boots, jackets, hats, gloves, rain gear, etc..), snowshoes, cross country skis, sledges, daypacks, sleeping bags, tents and more. (If you need something, just ask!)
By car, the lodge is a 30-minute drive from Kuusamo and Ruka and two hours from Rovaniemi.
It is easy to get to the lodge by public bus service either from Kuusamo or Rovaniemi. However, the timetable is limited so please check the schedule well in advance if you are planning to travel by bus. See the bus timetable at www.matkahuolto.fi/en/ using “Vasaraperä” as your destination. The bus stop is right in front of the Lodge.
We also offer transfers to Adventure Apes Lodge from surrounding cities and airports. Please contact us in advance of your journey for more details.
Our lodge was renovated with accessibility in mind, including accessible common areas and one fully accessible double room. We welcome travellers with physical disabilities or other special requirements. Just let us know what you might need.