HOLIDAY WITH PETS IN RUKA-KUUSAMO
YOU ARE WARMLY WELCOME WITH YOUR PETS!
Pets must be in leash and they are not automatically accepted indoors in Finland, but no worries - you can surely bring your pet with you when visiting Ruka-Kuusamo area. Most of our hotels and many cottages and apartments allow pets. You can also bring your pet with you into some restaurants. We've listed some examples and gathered other important information concerning pets to help you when planning your vacation.
ACCOMMODATION WITH PETS
Many hotels, apartments and cottages charge an extra cleaning fee when traveling with pets (mentioned in the booking terms). Pets are not automatically allowed in rooms, so make sure you book a pet room (restricted amount). You can see vacancies in Ruka Travel Shop and pet rooms are visible in the booking system of each accommodation provider. See: Lomarengas, Proloma, RukaKo and Ruka911.
PETS IN RESTAURANTS
Pets are not automatically accepted in restaurants in Finland; restaurants can allow bringing pets by notifying guests at the front door.
Restaurants allowing pets indoors:
R U OK? Burger (Ruka village)
Hanki Baari (Ruka village; open during winter only)
Colorado Bar (Ruka village; pets allowed in the bar only, not in dining restaurant)
Restaurant Piste (Ruka village; pets allowed in the bar only at daytime and early evening, not in dining restaurant)
Classic Pizza (Ruka village; open during winter only)
Ski Bistro (Ruka Slopes/Vuosseli; open during winter only)
Colorado Express (Ruka Slopes/Vuosseli; open during winter only)
Chalet Ruka Peak during lunch time (Ruka Slopes/Masto)
Restaurants allowing pets on the sun deck:
Restaurant Piste sun deck (Ruka villages, open during winter only and pets are allowed in the section that has no food service)
Restaurant Kaltiokivi sun deck (Ruka village, summer only)
Restaurant Colorado sun deck (Ruka village)
Other locations allowing pets indoors:
Shopping Centre Kumpare (not in restaurant sections)
OUTDOORS WITH THE PET
Dog droppings should be picked up in Ruka village area and on the walking routes around the ski resort. There are waste bins in Ruka village area but unfortunately at the moment there are no waste bins along the walking routes. Cross-country skiing with dogs is very popular among dog owners. However, dogs are only allowed in special Dog skiing tracks. Dogs must be in leash and droppings should be picked up on these tracks.
Ski tracks with dogs:
Talvijärvi 2 km (Ruka)
Kuontivaara 20 km (Ruka)
Kuusamo Round Route 18 km (Kuusamo)
Toranki 7,5 km (Kuusamo)
See more information about ski tracks.
Kuusamo town has organized veterinarian services for both farm animals and household pets. Address: Maaseläntie 27, Kuusamo town centre. Bookings Mon-Fri at 8-10, call +358 40 542 1949. Morning reception Mon-Fri at 8-9 with no pre-booking (vaccinations etc), otherwise reception with pre-booking Mon-Fri at 10-16 . Emergency service during Mon-Thu at 16-08 and from Friday evening at 16 till Monday morning at 08; call +358 600 18919 (special calling fees apply). Emergency service area includes Kuusamo, Posia and Taivalkoski; vets from each area rotate on call.
PLEASE NOTE OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017
Vet is moving to new location; some restrictions in services apply during October and early November. No evening reception during this time and surgery services are also restricted. For more information call +358 40 542 1949 (Mon-Fri at 8-10).
Inform police about lost pets (112). Found pets will be taken to Mr Toni Virkkula, tel. +358 40 7535684, firstname.lastname@example.org during Mon-Sun at 8-18.