Things to see and do - Kuusamo
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Kuusamo Travel guide
Kuusamo : Michelin's recommendations
Kuusamo lies in the uplands of northeast Finland, a region of ravines and canyons in which lazy rivers suddenly transform themselves into gushing rapids. Kuusamo’s forests are still home to bears and wolves, as well as many smaller predators like foxes, raccoon dogs, mink and stoats. The region’s wild beauty has been captured by numerous artists, in particular by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who found that Kuusamo perfectly represented the idealised Finnish concept of nature.
Tourist attractions Kuusamo : Things to see and do
Juumantie FIN - 93999 Juuma
This camping and hiking resort is located at the edge of large, untouched spaces on the banks of River Kitkanjoki. The Bear circuit crosses the famous Niskakoski Rapids and Myllykoski via a rope footbridge. There are other impressive rapids within th..
FIN - 93600 Kuusamo
The Oulankajoki is a powerful river running east at an average altitude of 133m. Kiutaköngäs is a series of rapids (600m) swirling on red granite. A 2km path leads from the information centre to the waterfalls. The Bear Circuit, Karhunkierros, is a h..
FIN - 93600 Kuusamo
In summer, Mont Ruka (491m) is a superb site. The summit can be reached by chairlift and the most daring can toboggan back down. The famous Bear Circuit, Karhunkierros (for experienced hikers), ends at the foot of the mount, which is renowned for its..
Myllylahdentie 4 FIN - 93600 Ruka
Built entirely of snow every year, Winter Village offers igloo accommodation, 20 metres from Lake Rukajärvi and 10 minutes’ drive from central Ruka. Traditional Lappish cuisine is served on site. Reindeer skins and sleeping bags are featured in each..
Ouluntaival 2 FIN - 93600 Kuusamo
Set in central Kuusamo, this hotel offers free parking. Ruka’s ski slopes are within 25 km, while Oulanka National Park is a 1-hour drive away. Private bathrooms, TVs and seating areas are standard at Hotel Kuusanka. A bookable sauna is available. ..
Kirkkotie 23 FIN - 93600 Kuusamo
This central Kuusamo hotel is 20 minutes' drive from Ruka Ski Centre. It offers free gym and sauna access, free parking and WiFi. A work desk, cable TV and private bathroom with shower are standard at Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo. Some rooms have a ..