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Sauna and swimming

Sauna is a holiday must!

Finns love the sauna, and our unique sauna culture has even made it to UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. Your accommodation may have its own sauna, but you can also try different kinds of saunas and related treatments. 

Saunas for every taste

In Kuusamo, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy saunas in a range of different and unique locations. Almost all cottages have conventional electric saunas or even a sauna with a wood-burning stove; however, with us you’ll get to enjoy the gentle heat of a smoke sauna, an exotic tent sauna, ice sauna, sauna raft or even a sauna bus!

Sauna is the crowning jewel of an active day

Sauna can be combined with other activities. A snowmobile safari can end in an exotic wilderness camp and a smoke sauna, or different wellness and beauty services can be booked in connection with enjoying a sauna. You can relax in a sauna and enjoy a refreshing swim and a delicious snack and drink made of pure, local ingredients.

Saunatour

Kuusamo offers sauna experiences for every day of the week. And each sauna has a story of its own, which makes it unique. Five saunas in Kuusamo operate under the name Saunatour – Wellbeing in Wilderness: Isokenkäisten Klubi, Pohjolan Pirtti, Rukan Salonki, Pyhäpiilo and Ruka Safaris’ Iisakki Village.

These saunas are also quality certified: the Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience quality label is granted to companies with sauna services that have passed strict quality criteria and are top quality.

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Health from cold water swimming

Opportunities for cold water swimming in Ruka-Kuusamo:
Talvijärvi - Rukatonttu
Salonkijärvi - Rukan Salonki
Rukajärvi - Ruka Safaris/Iisakki Village
Petäjälampi - Rukan Latu/Kuusamon Tropiikki
Heikinjärvi - Isokenkäisten Klubi
Elijärvi - Oivanki Outdoor Education Centre

Pyhäpiilo Smoke Sauna on Wed at 13, 15.30 and 18

Activities
1.6.2022 - 30.9.2022
SUP-lautailua ja saunajoogaa Ruka Safariksen matkassa

SUP boarding and sauna joga on Wed at 15

Activities
1.6.2022 - 30.9.2022
Saunailta maaseudulla Pohjolan Pirtissä

Countryside sauna evening on Tue at 17.30

Activities
1.6.2022 - 30.9.2022

Ruka-Kuusamo’s beaches

Official beaches are located at Kuusamo centre on Lake Kuusamojärvi on Kela beach, Pieni Helilampi, Petäjälampi (Kuusamon Tropiikki) and Tolpanniemi. In addition, there is an official beach in Käylä. 

Ruka does not have official beaches but Talvijärvi has a sandy beach maintained by Outdoor Passion Finland next to Hotel and restaurant Rukatonttu and a sandy beach along Talvijärventie maintained by Matkailumaja Heikkala (enclosed due to reindeer).

Sauna and swimming services:

Adventure Apes

Activity
Koskenlaskua Kitkajoella

Basecamp Oulanka

Activity
Ruka Beauty & Wellness

Day Spa Ruka Beauty & Wellness

Wellbeing
Saunalautta Rukan Rento

Floating Sauna Rukan Rento

Wellbeing
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikin kylpylä

Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki Spa and treatments

Wellbeing
RukaTonttu Ski-Inn huoneistot

Hotel Rukatonttu

Hotel
House of Northern Senses, talvimaisemia

House of Northern Senses

Special accommodation
Iisakki Villagen Papin Talo

Iisakki Village Accommodation

Special accommodation

Isokenkäisten Klubi

Special accommodation

Magical Pond

Special accommodation
MunPolku_MyTrail

MyTrail MunPolku

Activity
Nuoriso- ja luontomatkailukeskus Oivanki

Oivanki Outdoor Ecucation Centre

Special accommodation
Pohjolan Pirtti kesällä

Pohjolan Pirtti

Private restaurant

Pyhäpiilo

Wellbeing
Ruka Peak - Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Ruka Peak - Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Hotel
Koskenlasku

Ruka Safaris

Activity
Rukapalvelu vie sinut moottorikelkkailemaan Kuusamon maisemiin

Rukapalvelu | Tailored Adventures

Activity

Salonki Travels

Other service
Majatalo Taiga School

Taiga School

Apartment