Every visit to Ruka and Kuusamo is the beginning of a new adventure, where unique experiences come to life to the rhythm of the changing seasons. Kuusamo town is situated in the north-eastern part of the province of Oulu about 800 kilometres distance from Helsinki. Finnair’s daily flights reach Kuusamo in about one hour and the roads leading to the area are in excellent condition. Over the years Kuusamo and Ruka have developed into one of the most popular all-year tourist resorts in Finland.
Kuusamo is known for its natural beauty. Fells and forests reach as far as the eye can see, a wilderness split by lakes, rivers and rapids. An abundance of snow is guaranteed – normally at least a metre – and it remains sparkling white throughout the season starting from end of October until May.
Ruka located 25km north of the small town of Kuusamo, (with an international airport) Ruka is one of Finland’s largest and most modern resorts. Facilities include dog sledding, snowmobiling and a huge indoor tropical pool complex nearby. 100% snow making and floodlit, with a very long snow-sure season from mid-November to mid-May.