Outdoor activities in Kuusamo

Top Outdoor Activities in Kuusamo, Finland

Outdoor Activities in Kuusamo

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  • Dennis E
    Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands166 contributions
    Excellent place for winter sports. The skiresort is huge and very well maintained. Parking was easy and there's rental stores on every corner of the resort. Ruka has miles and miles of well groomed cross country tracks in various difficulties and the nature Parks are amazing, especially during winter time.
    Written 7 April 2023
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  • Pauli P
    Oulu189 contributions
    Visited 10+ times different spots and variety of hikes from 2-83km :) Little Karhunkierros is definetely the trail if you have only one day. Kanjonin kurkkaus, Oulanka, Konttainen-Valtavaara hot spots for daytrips as well. If you have 4-7days - take whole course 83km from Hautajärvi to Ruka - you'll love it.
    Tested many different months: I like the end of spring to be best one, rivers are full of water (Jyrävä in May!) and no mosquitos...
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • mmikko
    Joensuu, Finland1,655 contributions
    A Nice day hike. This hike is more quiet than Small Bear Trail, not so crowded. The trail is mainly easy path to walk, some more difficult parts. About 6km long, takes 2-3 hours.. Great views to Oulanka canyon. The trail starts at Savilampi parking place, about 75km from Kuusamo, well signed from kuusamo - Salla road. No services, some fireplaces etc.
    Written 28 August 2020
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  • NorthStar
    40 contributions
    Called in the morning and we where wellcommed to ride same day. In a dark snowy forest with helmet lights on we had a nice riding trip. Child thinked this was best experience in Ruka so far.
    Written 26 December 2018
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  • Geesch65
    Goes, The Netherlands287 contributions
    What is not really standard in Lapland is horseriding..so exactly what we wanted to do. We booked this location and it was great fun. We were picked up in Ruka and drove to the stables with icelandic horses.
    My wife is experienced driver but I am a nitwit in horsedriving…but it was soooo much fun riding an Icelandic horse in Töllt in the forest Eastern from Kuusamo..
    an absolute must for animal lovers…or horse drivers..special Thanks to Emma and our guide Reeta!!
    Written 22 February 2023
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  • arto-oo
    Jyväskylä, Finland4 contributions
    Excellent service and good equipment. Went with another couple and took the Ruka tour route, about 20 kms. Two hours booking was more than enough.
    Written 21 December 2021
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  • Sherpa01693671815
    1 contribution
    Very professional staff, well organized and everything perfect. Is the second year that we go with Ruka Safaris. With my best compliments.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Niinmako
    2 contributions
    Reindeer yoga was an amazing experience. Got to see the reindeers very close while doing the yoga.
    Recommend to all nature and wellness enthusiasts when in Ruka/Kuusamo.
    Nice and helpful staff
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Camellia P
    21 contributions
    As a family we came to Ruka Ski Resort and was my husband and my children’s first skiing experience, myself & my hubby had Matthew as our ski instructor who was just brilliant, informative, patient and professional and kept us well informed of the rules of the slopes, we were so impressed! My 15 year old son had a lady snowboard instructor and having never snowboarded before by day 4 of lessons he was comfortably going down the black runs, phenomenal and my 7 year old was skiing beautifully by day 3/4 and coming on the blue runs with us, we are so very impressed, extremely friendly and personable staff honestly can’t recommend enough! The instructors here really care and want you to succeed and thus shows.
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • tarjak4
    Helsinki, Finland70 contributions
    We spent four enjoyable hours keenly observing the edge of the forest for their arrival, and then admiring the bears and eagles from the safety of a comfortable observation hut. All up we saw about 8 bears; some were quicker than others, and most arriving at the dusk. It was quite a unique experience to see the wild animals so close by.
    Written 17 September 2021
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  • Vekolina
    18 contributions
    We had wonderful skating on the lake with Adventure apes. Very proffesional and nice team. I have to give special thanks to Niina who is the kindest and most helpful person I know! She really made my trip to Finland to be remembered as something beautiful! Thank you Niina once more!
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Eyald40
    Haifa, Israel7 contributions
    Great place! Had plenty of fun! They managed to set a family activity that suited us all, both experienced and non-experienced, young ones (6, 13) and adults. The scenery was beautiful and each one had a chance to ride according to his level, without compromising safety. Horses were cute and friendly, in good shape. Also equipment was of high level and new.
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • Louise H
    Pasadena, CA7 contributions
    My son and I had a wonderful evening with Taiga Bear. Eerik and his co-owners went above and beyond to accommodate us and make sure we had a great time.
    The owners are all wildlife photographers and it shows ! They know how to help your get your best photos while respecting the bears.
    I’m truly grateful to have found Taiga Bear, it was a highlight of our Finland trip.
    Written 11 August 2023
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