Experience a memorable Lapland holiday at Ruka-Kuusamo 

Summer visit to Ruka-Kuusamo is full of lush sceneries and joyful adventures. Oulanka, Hossa and Riisitunturi National Parks offer relaxing experiences in the vicinity of majestic forests, free-flowing waterfalls and clear lakes. Are you ready to meet the exotic brown bears and adorable reindeer? 

Traditional log cottage or a lodge with a twist?

Modern Lappish accommodation comes with a delightful twist, as you can combine cosy lodging with the opportunity to admire the midnight sun during summer or the Northern lights in the autumn while lying comfortably in bed. 

Our hotels are also conveniently located right next to the nature trails and scenery spots.

House of Northern Senses

Wilderness Manor House of Northern Senses

Magical Pond

Other special accommodation

Great variety of summer adventures 

You can choose between biking, hiking, paddling, rafting and meeting exotic arctic animals such as brown bear and reindeer. And one is never too old to enjoy a ride with the Scenery LIft to the top of Ruka and a fun slide down along Ruka Sled Track. Daredevils will definitely shoot down Ruka Zipline and water lovers can spend many happy moments at the Water Park in Ruka village.

Besides the nice views from the top of Ruka, your social media feeds are bound to become full of beautiful summer sceneries of nearby Oulanka, Riisitunturi and Hossa National Parks. You can combine an ecological workout by hiking the nearby hill tops with a search of scenery spots or a memorable midnight sun photo shoot. 


Bear watching


Ruka Bike Park syksy

Ruka Bike Park

Reindeer Yoga

Solstice Festival

Tick these on your bucket list

Popular whitewater rafting experiences vary from the "Family Route" to the "adults only" full day experience on Kitka river in Oulanka National Park. 

Since Finns love relaxing in sauna after an active day, you can be sure to find a traditional Finnish sauna in our cottage. You can also book your lodging combined with guided sauna experiences. Dare to try a dip in the lake?

Koskenlaskua Kitkajoella kesällä

River rafting

Keskiyön uinti järvessä Kuusamossa

Sauna and swimming

Other summer adventures

Good connections from Central Europe

Finnair has several daily flights form Helsinki to Kuusamo with rather good connections to the largest cities in Central Europe. If you wish to take the train, there are bus connections from Oulu, Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi to Kuusamo. 

Local transportation works well and many adventures include transfers from the biggest hotels. 

Kuusamo ja kansallispuistot kartalla
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The aim is to develop the regions involved in this project based on their individual starting points. The aim is also to support the growth of each region so that the tourism area reached via Kuusamo Airport can be seen as an entire diverse destination.

This destination offers international travellers different but still environment-friendly, quality alternatives for holidaymaking.