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

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.

Summer adventures for families

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.

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.

You can take your pets to enjoy the holiday too!

We have plenty of accommodation and restaurant services that welcome pets. Our trails are well suited for enjoying the beautiful sceneries with dogs.

Talviretkeily koiran kanssa on mukavaa

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

Events and activities for families (free of charge):

Summer 2022 Weekly Programme

1.6.2022 - 30.9.2022
Rosa & Rudolf

Rosa & Rudolf photo orienteering in the village of Ruka

15.10.2022 - 29.10.2022
Rukan kylä

Kids' Olympics

17.10.2022 - 17.10.2022
Subway Ruka

Subway Baguette Bingo

17.10.2022 - 27.10.2022

Meet Rosa & Rudolf

19.10.2022 - 29.10.2022

TOP Model - drawing competition

20.10.2022 - 27.10.2022

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Opening 2022

3.12.2022 - 4.12.2022
family park

Independence Day weekend children's light skiing

4.12.2022 - 4.12.2022
More activities and events without participation fee are available in our Events calendar. 

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Auringonlasku Rukan rinteillä

Customer service at Ruka’s lifts

Taaperon kanssa retkeilemässä

Summer holiday with a toddler

Retkeilijä rentoutuu lammen rannassa laiturilla

3 National Parks and Ruka on one trip