Tyttö ja koira retkellä Valtavaaran reitillä

Travelling with pets

Travelling with your dog in Ruka-Kuusamo is fun and easy

Our service offering has paid special attention to our guests with pets. Going for a walk with your furry friend is always a joy in the beautiful scenery of Kuusamo, no matter what the season is.

Pets are welcome in Shopping Centre Kumpare in Ruka village and Oulanka Visitor Centre in Oulanka National Park. You can travel on local public transport with a pet on the SkiBus, Karhunkierros Trail bus and the Village-2-Valley Scenic Gondola.

Take a look at our pet friendly services:

Pet friendly accommodation

Koirat ovat tervetulleita ravintola Camp Kitcheniin, Ruka-Kuusamo

Pet friendly restaurants

Nainen ja koira Valtavaaralla

Hiking and skiing with your dog

Veterinarian

In case your pet has an accident or gets ill, help is available in Kuusamo centre. Kuusamo municipality’s veterinarian serves customers from Monday to Friday by appointment, and is on call at other times (equipment includes an X-ray, among other things). Kuusamon Eläinklinikka animal clinic also serves from Monday to Friday by appointment, and you can also see the vet without an appointment in the morning or evening on some days.

Lost a pet? 

Report any lost pets to the police (112). TassunTahti pet care is responsible for accepting and taking care of stray dogs, cats and other small pets. 

Fireworks in the Ruka-Kuusamo region

Some dogs are scared of noise, which is why we have compiled a list of fireworks events organised in the Ruka-Kuusamo region. 

  • FIS Ruka Nordic at the end of November: fireworks usually on Saturday at 19:00
  • Joululintu musical play: date varies according to year
  • New Year’s Eve: 31 December Kuusamo centre at 19:00, Ruka village at midnight
  • Finnish winter holiday weeks 8-10 and weeks 7 and 11: Wednesdays at 19:00

Places that welcome pets:

Aurinkorinne Ski inn huoneistot Ruka

Aurinkorinne Ski-Inn Apartments

Apartment
Camp Kitchen & Bar

Camp Kitchen & Bar

Restaurant
Classic Pizza Ruka

Classic Pizza Ruka   

Restaurant

Colorado Bar & Grill

Bar/night club
Hanki Baari

Hanki Baari

Restaurant
RukaTonttu Ski-Inn huoneistot

Hotel Rukatonttu

Hotel

Iisakki Village Accommodation

Special accommodation

Kelokoto Chalets

Cottage
Kujalan Porotila

Kujalan Porotila Reindeer Farm

Activity

Magical Pond

Special accommodation

Magical Pond Lounge

Bar/night club
MastonAitio Ski-Inn mökit

MastonAitio Ski-Inn Cabins

Cottage
Matkailumaja Heikkala

Matkailumaja Heikkala Cottages

Cottage
Nuoriso- ja luontomatkailukeskus Oivanki

Oivanki Outdoor Ecucation Centre

Special accommodation

Oulanka National Park Visitor Centre

Place to visit

Pizzeria Ruka

Restaurant
Auringonlasku mökkijärven rannalla

ProHolidays

Central booking agency

R U O K Burger Ruka

Restaurant
Ravintola Piste

Restaurant Piste

Cafe

Restaurant Rukatonttu

Restaurant
Ruka Charter   

Ruka Charter

Traffic
Ruka Peak - Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Ruka Peak - Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Hotel

Rukahovi Apartments

Apartment

Rukariutta Apartments

Apartment

RukaSuites Ski-Inn Apartments

Apartment
RukaTonttu Ski-Inn huoneistot

RukaTonttu Ski-Inn Apartments

Apartment
Scandic Rukahovi

Scandic Rukahovi

Hotel
Kauppakeskus Kumpare

Shopping Centre Kumpare   

Shop
Ski Bistro

Ski Bistro

Restaurant

Ski-Inn Hotel RukaVillage

Hotel
Valleyn vuokraamo

SKI-INN Hotels & Apartments RukaValley

Hotel
Valleyn vuokraamo

Ski-Inn RukaValley Hotel & Apartments

Apartment

Ski-Inn RukaVillage Apartments

Apartment
Majatalo Taiga School

Taiga School

Apartment
Tunturilomat *****

Tunturilomat Cottages *****

Cottage
Ruka Valley - upea kyläkeskus Valtavaaran kupeessa

Village-2-Valley Scenic Gondola

Traffic