Summer at Ruka-Kuusamo

Welcome to the Coordinates of Nature

Summer in Ruka-Kuusamo is full of authentic experiences. Pure waters, clean air and lush forests invite you to get overwhelmed by the mystical light of the summer nights and the calming silence of the nature.

Some of the most lifechanging memories are made in the encounterings with the arctic wildlife. Walking among the freely roaming reindeer and watching the nightly life of the brown bears brings you truly back in connection with the wild nature. 

The Land of the National Parks

The area of Ruka-Kuusamo is known as “the land of national parks”, since it is surrounded by three different National Parks: Oulanka, Riisitunturi and Hossa with the addition of Paanajärvi National Park, located just beyond the Russian border. Each of the park has its own unique nature to explore. 

Adventures for every day

The beautiful, rugged nature and numerous guided activities add up to a successful summer holiday for the whole family. You can pick your favourite among river rafting, guided hikes, traditional Finnish sauna, living the life of a reindeer herder and many other intriguing options.

At your service

Ruka-Kuusamo area has plenty of accommodation to suit all needs as well as restaurants and shops to choose from. Our aim is to make your vacation as easy and enjoyable as possible. You can book your accommodation at Ruka Travel Search and choose your holiday adventures from numerous activities listed on this page. 

Variety of summer events

Challenge your limit on Karhunkierros hiking trail among other trail runners in NUTS Karhunkierros, admire the midnight sun in the boutique music and arts festival Solstice or spend a fun day outdoors with your family in nature adventure NAAVA.

Or maybe learn some fishing tips from the world's best fly fishers on Kuusamo rivers during the Fly Fishing World Championships? Summer in Ruka-Kuusamo is full of interesting events worth visiting

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