Riippusilta Karhunkierroksen varrella, Oulangan kansallispuisto, Kuusamo. Kuva Jani Kärppä


Kuusamo is a hiker’s dream destination!

Valleys carved deep, gorges with steep rock walls, canyons, fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls, fells and primeval forests create the perfect setting for day trips as well as longer hikes.

Located in Kuusamo, the Karhunkierros Trail is the most famous hiking trail in Finland, but we also have plenty of other hiking trails and walkable attractions, one more stunning than the other.

Karhunkierros Trail

This iconic 80 km trail winds around the unforgettable scenery of Oulanka National Park and the fell landscape near Ruka.

National parks

It’s hard to find hiking trails that compare with Oulanka, Riisitunturi and Hossa in Finland. Extensive services are available and the scenery is simply breathtaking!

Yötön yö riippukeinussa, Daniel Taipale, Ruka-Kuusamo

Self-organised or guided hikes all year round

There are countless ways to encounter the majestic nature of Kuusamo: guided nature trips, self-organised day hikes or hiking excursions that last several days. Our hiking trails come with different difficulty levels: we have options suitable for everyone, from families to experienced hikers. 

You can pick up a Ruka-Kuusamo Summer Map from Ruka Info, Kuusamo Info or hotel receptions and grocery stores. 

Ruka-Kuusamo Summer Map

Karhunkierroksen kyltti

Hiking trails

Ruka-Kuusamo has dozens of hiking trails, one more beautiful than the other. Learn more and fall in love!
Retkeilijät marjastamassa. Kuva Jani Kärppä

Guided hikes

On a guided hike, you’ll explore stunning locations and learn camping skills.
Liukulumikengillä retkeilijät Riisitunturilla. Kuva Harri Tarvainen

Winter hiking

Kuusamo is a hiker’s dream destination also in the winter – when you are equipped with the right gear.