The Kuusamo region is the most popular nature tourism destination in Finland. There are plenty of things to do from visits to reindeer farms to soaking in the spas.
The Ruka forest is located in Kuusamo, Eastern Lapland, and is one of Finland’s most popular ski and holiday resorts and a lively alpine-like town. Visitors find themselves surrounded by pristine nature of the magnificent hills, pure rivers, wild woodlands and wonderful natural scenery.
Population: 16 000 (Kuusamo incl. Ruka)
Flight connections: Kuusamo Airport lies a 10-minute drive from the centre of Kuusamo, and 25 minutes from Ruka resort.
Distance from Helsinki:
– Plane 1 hour 20 minutes
– Train 10-13 hours
– Car 800 kilometres, 10 hours