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Kuusamo for Visitors

Magical winter nights, crystal clear waters, the midnight sun and the beautiful autumn colours. The Kuusamo region displays its natural beauty and offers unforgettable experiences all year round!

Every visit to Kuusamo is the beginning of a new adventure, where unique experiences come to life to the rhythm of the changing seasons. Many who have experienced the magic of one Arctic Circle holidays are already planning their next escape into Kuusamo’s thrilling wilderness!

Kuusamo town is situated in the north-eastern part of Finland, in the province of Oulu, about 800 kilometres north of Helsinki. Finnair's regular flights reach Kuusamo in about one hour and main roads 5 and 20 take you smoothly to the area.

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 meter - and it remains sparkling white throughout the season starting from end of October until May.

Kuusamo and the Ruka ski resort are one of the most popular all-year tourist resorts in Finland. Ruka is also the host of many international competitions in ski jumping, cross country skiing and Nordic combined.