Koko perheen retkeilyä Oulangan kansallispuistossa, Kallioportti, kuva Jani Kärppä

Family vacation in Ruka-Kuusamo

Ruka-Kuusamo aims to be the best family vacation destination in Finland

When children are enjoying themselves, joy spreads to the family. Ruka-Kuusamo has plenty of activities, both indoors and outdoors and from morning to evening, all year round.

The summer weekly programme and winter weekly programme offer a variety of adventures for the entire family, free of charge.

Summer adventures for families

Almost all of the region’s summer activities are also suitable for kids. Diverse day trip trails in the stunning Oulanka, Hossa and Riisitunturi National Parks, river rafting, summer sled track in Ruka and the water park in Ruka village offer a great variety of experiences for everyone.

Koskenlaskua Kitkajoella Oulangan kansallispuistossa. Ruka-Kuusamo. Kuva Jani Kärppä
Indoor activities with kids

If the weather gets too cold or rainy, Ruka-Kuusamo also has a wide range of indoor activities for kids. Why not try the spa, adventure park, bowling alleys or an escape room?

Children meet arctic animals

Feeding reindeer, an action-packed husky dog safari or a sleigh ride with horses with the jingle of bells in the winter air are family vacation highlights in Kuusamo. Spending a summer evening bear watching from a safe watchtower is an experience a child will never forget.

Kujalan Porotilan poronvasoja
Winter fun for families

In the winter, Ruka-Kuusamo is a genuine centre for family vacations with a wide selection of activities. We have paid special attention to kids, especially when it comes to Ruka Slopes.

The most popular family adventures also include cross country skiing excursions with hot chocolate and doughnuts, children meeting arctic animals, such as huskies and reindeer, and a trip to Santa Claus’s cottage.

Events and activities for families (free of charge):

Tumma kuva karhun pään sivuprofiilista

Dark forest tales - Nature Photography Exhibition

18.5.2024 - 30.6.2024
Sinisävyinen maalaus

Rajaton - art exhibition

1.6.2024 - 30.6.2024

Summer Weekly Programme 2024

1.6.2024 - 30.9.2024
Frisbeegolfia Rukalla

Tutorial to Disc Golf on Wednesdays at 15 * FREE *

19.6.2024 - 31.7.2024
Rukan kylä kesällä

Halti Funny Floorball Cup Wed at 15

19.6.2024 - 7.8.2024
Suunnistusta Rukan maisemissa, kuva Viivi Sirkeinen

Orienteering clinic and DIY control points Thu at 17 * FREE *

20.6.2024 - 1.8.2024
Kuvassa maalattu taideteos, jossa on eri värejä ja pintastruktuuria.

The pearls of Oulanka -art exhibition

2.7.2024 - 31.8.2024
Nuts Karhunkierros, kuva Veera Vihervaara

Tutorial to Trail Running on Tue at 15 * FREE *

2.7.2024 - 4.8.2024
More activities and events without participation fee are available in our Events calendar. 

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