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Ruka Holiday store
E.g., 20.11.2018
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!


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 >>

Meet the king of the forest! Bear Watching Evening
Safe way to see bears in their real habitat. Transfer also from Kuusamo!
120€ / Person
Karhujen katselu ja kuvaus
Have an unforgettable experience - meet the Forest King!
75€ / Person


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
Finnish horseback riding in country paths
Our Traditional stronglegged Finnhorses along with their friends lead you to the magical winter land.
20€ /
Finnhorseback riding to blacksmith shop
Make your stay in Kuusamo even more memorable with a horse ride.
80€ / Person
Delightful finnhorse sleightrip for the whole family
Come and enjoy the traditional Finnish sleigh ride!
20€ / Person
Horse riding trip for the family​
Make your stay more memorable with a pony horseback ride or pony carriage.
20€ / Person
2 hours trail riding with Islandic horses
Memorable trail ride in the beautiful nature of Kuusamo!
60€ / Person
2 hour trail riding, Finnish sauna & dinner package
Enjoy sauna and delicious menu after a trail riding trip!
90€ / Person
Maastovaellukselle lähdössä
Visit traditional Finhorse farm
Meet the Finnhorses. Visit traditional Finhorsefarm and get to know horses.
10€ /
1 hour trail riding with Islandic horses
Adorable Islandic horses wait for you!
40€ / Person
Wilderness Adventure With Icelandic Horses - whole day trailriding experience
Seikkailu erämaassa - koko päivän vaellus islanninhevosilla
160€ /
Product name Price Duration Company Season
Finnhorseback riding to blacksmith shop 80€ / Person 2 h 01.10.2016 - 31.12.2018
Horse riding trip for the family​ 20€ / Person 30 min 01.10.2016 - 31.12.2018
2 hour trail riding, Finnish sauna & dinner package 90€ / Person 5 h 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018
2 hour trail riding and pancakes on open fire in Laplandic Lavvu 80€ / Person 4 h 01.06.2017 - 31.12.2018
2 hours trail riding with Islandic horses 60€ / Person 2 h 01.06.2017 - 31.12.2018
Finnish horseback riding in country paths 20€ / 1 h 01.06.2017 - 31.12.2018
Visit traditional Finhorse farm 10€ / 1 h 01.06.2017 - 31.12.2018
Delightful finnhorse sleightrip for the whole family 20€ / Person 1 h 01.11.2017 - 31.12.2018
The Arctic night with Icelandic horses - stargazing & aurora trail riding experience 45€ / Person 2 h 01.12.2018 - 20.03.2019


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 Olkilampi tower in Suininki (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. 


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. 


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 farm Ruka Kuusamo
Visit to the reindeer farm
Car transfer to the idyllic reindeer farm.
85€ / Adult
Reindeer farm Ruka Kuusamo
Snowmobile safari to the reindeer farm
Safari with lot of snowmobiling and visiting the reindeer at their farm!
155€ / Adult
Product name Price Duration Company Season
Snowmobile Safari to meet the Reindeer (Thu, Fri and Sat) 109€ / Adult 3 h 27.11.2018 - 30.04.2019
Snowmobile safari to the reindeer farm Book online 155€ / Adult 5 h 28.11.2018 - 23.04.2019
Visit to the reindeer farm Book online 85€ / Adult 3 h 28.11.2018 - 23.04.2019