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.
Family vacation in Ruka-Kuusamo
Ruka-Kuusamo aims to be the best family vacation destination in Finland
The summer and winter weekly programmes offer a variety of adventures for the entire family, free of charge.
Diverse day trip trails in the spectacular Oulanka National Park, rafting, summer sledding, cycling routes suitable for children, a water park and many other fun attractions and activities make Kuusamo a great place for a family vacation also in the summer.
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.
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, indoor playground, bowling alleys or an escape room?
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.
We have plenty of accommodation and restaurant services that welcome pets. Our trails are well suited for enjoying the beautiful sceneries with dogs.
Child care available by the slopes in the winter
Indoor adventure park Rosa & Rudolf Kids’ Club, located next to the slopes, provides child care and guided activities for children in the winter during opening hours.
Child care assistance from the Mannerheim League for Children Welfare is available for temporary and short-term child care needs in the Ruka-Kuusamo region during 19.12.2021-19.4.2022. You can book a childminder by calling +358 (0)40 772 5078 or via www.elastenhoito.fi.