Auringonlasku Konttaisella, Ruka-Kuusamo



Spend your summer holiday up north!

When heading to Lapland in the summer, you have probably set your sights on the Midnight sun. However, in addition to that, Ruka-Kuusamo has a wide range of experiences available. The long summer in Kuusamo charms visitors with all that it has to offer. 

You can experience the roaring of River Kitkajoki when rafting, listen to bears chattering to each other while sitting safely in a bear watcing hide, feel the wind when ziplining and admire the quiet forest on the trails in Oulanka National Park. Come enjoy the most beautiful scenery in Finland!

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Accommodation of your dreams

In addition to a summer cottage located in your own peace by the lake, you can experience the famous Lappish nightless night in a glass-roofed cottage, choose a memorable visit to a wilderness mansion or pick an easy hotel vacation in the heart of Ruka village.

Most of the accommodation in the area can be conveniently compared in Ruka-Kuusamo's Accommodation Search. The most popular cottages and apartments are booked well in advance, so act soon!

Hotel or apartment

Kesäinen hirsimökki

Holiday cottage

Glass igloos and other special accommodation

And there’s more!

A wide selection of popular activities and more unique experiences has been chosen for the Summer Weekly Programme. You can find all the adventures available in the area in the section Experiences. 

Koskenlaskua Kitkajoella kesällä


Melontaa kanootilla Oulangan kansallispuistossa, kuva: Harri Tarvainen

Paddling and SUP

Oulankajoki Oulangan kansallispuistossa, kuva Harri Tarvainen

National parks

Karhunkatselua Karhu-Kuusamolla, kuva Harri Tarvainen



Maastopyöräilyä Ruka-Kuusamossa, kuvaaja: Jaakko Posti


Ruka Summer Resort

Ruka village is a great centre point for your holiday. Lots of choices for accommodation and restaurants as well as Ruka Bike Park, Summer Sled Track, Zipline and other fun activities will quarantee a fun holiday for families!

Alamäkipyöräilyä Ruka Bike Parkissa

Ruka Bike Park

Ruka Summer Sled Track

Isä ja poika retkellä Oulangan kansallispuistossa

Summer fun for families

Light nights are made for relaxing in good company

After a day full of adventures, it's enjoyable to relax in the sauna and sit down at a ready-made table with local delicacies or international flavors.

In addition to the well-being services, relaxation is also available outdoors, for example with exotic reindeer yoga.

Pizzeria Rukan kesäterassi, kuva: Harri Tarvainen


Nainen uimassa järvessä auringonlaskun aikaan

Saunas & swimming

Reindeer yoga and relaxation

The biggest events of the summer:

Downhill Swim 2023 kuva Simo Vilhunen

Downhill Swim 24 km at Oulanka National Park 2024

20.7.2024 - 20.7.2024
Kuusamon Olutfestarit

Kuusamo Beer Festival 2024

20.7.2024 - 21.7.2024
Kitka logo

Kitka - Ruka Mountain Bike Weekend 2023

24.7.2024 - 27.7.2024
Nuts Karhunkierros, kuva Veera Vihervaara

NUTS Karhunkierros Trail Ultra 2025

23.5.2025 - 25.5.2025

Fly, take a train or come by car

The fastest way to reach us is to fly in from Helsinki. You can also take a train to Oulu, Rovaniemi or Kemijärvi and continue on to Kuusamo by bus or your own car.

Kuusamo ja kansallispuistot kartalla