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Ruka: Starlight sledging to search for Northern Lights

Ruka: Starlight sledging to search for Northern Lights

This unforgettable adventure is also perfect for families. You will be seated in a sledge pulled by a snowmobile, driving into the deep forest. The route leads you through the changing landscape of Lapland. During the safari you will have a break by an open fire where you can enjoy a snack with coffee and tea. If you are lucky, you may be able to see the Northern Lights lighting up the sky.

From Ruka: Snowshoeing in Riisitunturi National park

From Ruka: Snowshoeing in Riisitunturi National park

This hike will take you the the snowshoeing experience in stunning fell landscapes of Riisitunturi National park. After you have met your guide and get your gears, transfer around 30 minutes to the starting point of the hike. The route takes you through the snow-covered forest, from where you climb up to witness panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness and Kitkajärvi, Europe´s largest spring water lake. Along the way you will learn about the arctic nature, way of life and of course enjoy a coffee break by the fire. The length of the hike is 3-6 kilometers depending on the chosen route. your guide will decide the route depending on current conditions and the group. Minimum age of 12 years is required for participation. Duration 5-6 hours.

Ruka: Searching for the northern lights with snowshoes

Ruka: Searching for the northern lights with snowshoes

The best way to catch a glimpse of the northern lights is to head out into the dark forest with snowshoes. During our walk we will stop to admire the nature and learn about animal tracks in the snow. If the sky is clear, we will see the bright stars and with a little luck the colourful northern lights. Stopping at a fire place we will have a hot drink and our guide will also tell us interesting stories about the arctic region. Length of the walk is 2-5 km. The activities are open departures and program will be done if minimum 4 persons is joining. We will notify you at the latest by 3 p.m. the day before if the program is cancelled.

Ruka: River Floating

Ruka: River Floating

Magical adventure where you will surrender yourself to the cold water in a dry suit which keeps you warm and insulated from the water. Life vest and helmet are included in the gear. We start with safety instructions for floating and go down to the river together. The thrill of going into the freezing water is unique! As you step into the water you can let yourself go with the stream and wonder at the frozen trees and ice around you. During the activity you will float the distance twice and enjoy hot drinks after the experience.

From Ruka: Snowshoeing in Oulanka National Park

From Ruka: Snowshoeing in Oulanka National Park

After meeting up with our guide we drive to Juuma village. This snowshoe hike takes us to the most beautiful part of Kuusamo and Oulanka national park, The little bears trail. We will hike next to the river Kitka with snowshoes and see the famous Myllykoski old mill next to the roaring waters. Next to the water we may see white throated dippers or otters having fun in the flowing water and snow. The white throated dipper is a famous among the locals, this bird stays in Oulanka over the winter and eats food from under the water. If you are lucky you can see it jumping into the stream and back up. This winter scenery will surely take your breath away. Hiking distance is about 4-5 kms and during the program we will have a coffee break with sandwiches.

Ruka: SaunaTour - Finnish Sauna experience

Ruka: SaunaTour - Finnish Sauna experience

Experience the traditional Finnish sauna at Iisakki’s lakeside sauna in the Iisakki Village. Iisakki's sauna is one of the first saunas awarded with the Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience -certificate. The certificate allows sauna enthusiasts to identify the best and highest quality Finnish sauna experiences. This experience is guided with local sauna guide who will tell you about the original sauna culture and why it is so important to the Finns! Sauna guide also joins you in the sauna and shows what to do and how to get the most out of your sauna experience. No one is naked during this experience, you can wear your bathing suit in the sauna. The outdoor jacuzzi is available for the group and sitting in the warm water among the frozen nature is an unique experience! But the true high light is a dip in the ice hole! Sauna is suitable for everyone from small children to grandparents. During the sauna experience berry juice, water and tea is served as well as small snacks.

Kuusamo: Bear watching evening

Kuusamo: Bear watching evening

Taiga Bear Kuusamo Oy offers bear, bird and other wild animal watching and photography. From our hideout buildings you can safely watch and photograph animals in their natural habitat without disturbing them. Our viewing area is a completely natural and having beautiful forest and mountains on background. Our hiding buildings are very comfortable, equipped for professional nature photography and they are located in the middle of place where bears and other animals live. Our guides are professional nature photographers and can guide you on photography. We are also happy to tell you about animals and the nature of our arctic taiga forest. We have 2 separate hiding buildings and 2 toilets available. Buildings and watching area are located just 350 meters from parking place. Activity is very easy and suitable for almost everyone +10 years age and capable of walking 350 meters path through forest. We start our tours 6 p.m. and tour will end 10-11 p.m. We are open every day from beginning of May to end of September.

Ruka: Ice fishing trip

Ruka: Ice fishing trip

Ice fishing or pilkki (as it’s called in Finnish) is one of the most popular hobbies from the locals. On a beautiful, frozen lake you try to catch as much fish as possible. With snowshoes you walk a short distance to the lake. Your guide will explain how to drill a hole and how the fishing rods work. You may catch perch, whitefish, roach, pike or even grayling. If you caught fish, your guide will show you how to prepare the fish by an open fire. During the break you can also enjoy coffee, tea and a snack. The activities are open departures and program will be done if minimum 4 persons is joining. We will notify you at the latest by 3 p.m. the day before if the program is cancelled.

Finland: Bear Watching, Night trip

Finland: Bear Watching, Night trip

Views: Enjoy this tranquility view as groups, Team building events, Birthday celebrations, a family trips, there is always a reason to see the beauty of nature, especially in this part of the world. Pre-booked snacks and Beverages, your wish is our command! Comfort: Our Bear Watching House provides sleeping-over possibilities, in case you want to extend, opt for sleeping over instead of an evening trip, you do not have to think of building a tent. Enjoy the evening with different visits from different Bears or other animals, I call it night hunting. Inside: Sit back and let fun and excitement begin, either as a group or a couple stopping by for an evening trip, it is worth your time and money, an absolutely undenied experience It is pure comfort, air-conditioned rooms in the middle of summer or well-heated in the low-temperature season. Bathrooms: 3 toilet, running water We have spacious Lavatories, modern with local wood touches. Clean and kept on our hygiene standards as our priority.

Ruka: Guided fatbike safari

Ruka: Guided fatbike safari

Together with our guide we challenge ourselves a bit and head to the winter trails of Ruka area with fatbikes. Fatbiking around Ruka opens up varied landscapes while you also enjoy the fun ride of these popular bikes. During the trip we also stop for a break by the fire and grill some sausages. Driving distance about 4-5km. Duration about 2 – 3 hours. Average physical condition is required for participation. We keep right to change the routing according to the weather conditions.

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Our most recommended Kuusamo Photography tours

Ruka: Starlight sledging to search for Northern Lights

Ruka: Starlight sledging to search for Northern Lights

This unforgettable adventure is also perfect for families. You will be seated in a sledge pulled by a snowmobile, driving into the deep forest. The route leads you through the changing landscape of Lapland. During the safari you will have a break by an open fire where you can enjoy a snack with coffee and tea. If you are lucky, you may be able to see the Northern Lights lighting up the sky.

From Ruka: Snowshoeing in Riisitunturi National park

From Ruka: Snowshoeing in Riisitunturi National park

This hike will take you the the snowshoeing experience in stunning fell landscapes of Riisitunturi National park. After you have met your guide and get your gears, transfer around 30 minutes to the starting point of the hike. The route takes you through the snow-covered forest, from where you climb up to witness panoramic views of the surrounding wilderness and Kitkajärvi, Europe´s largest spring water lake. Along the way you will learn about the arctic nature, way of life and of course enjoy a coffee break by the fire. The length of the hike is 3-6 kilometers depending on the chosen route. your guide will decide the route depending on current conditions and the group. Minimum age of 12 years is required for participation. Duration 5-6 hours.

Ruka: Searching for the northern lights with snowshoes

Ruka: Searching for the northern lights with snowshoes

The best way to catch a glimpse of the northern lights is to head out into the dark forest with snowshoes. During our walk we will stop to admire the nature and learn about animal tracks in the snow. If the sky is clear, we will see the bright stars and with a little luck the colourful northern lights. Stopping at a fire place we will have a hot drink and our guide will also tell us interesting stories about the arctic region. Length of the walk is 2-5 km. The activities are open departures and program will be done if minimum 4 persons is joining. We will notify you at the latest by 3 p.m. the day before if the program is cancelled.

Ruka: River Floating

Ruka: River Floating

Magical adventure where you will surrender yourself to the cold water in a dry suit which keeps you warm and insulated from the water. Life vest and helmet are included in the gear. We start with safety instructions for floating and go down to the river together. The thrill of going into the freezing water is unique! As you step into the water you can let yourself go with the stream and wonder at the frozen trees and ice around you. During the activity you will float the distance twice and enjoy hot drinks after the experience.

From Ruka: Snowshoeing in Oulanka National Park

From Ruka: Snowshoeing in Oulanka National Park

After meeting up with our guide we drive to Juuma village. This snowshoe hike takes us to the most beautiful part of Kuusamo and Oulanka national park, The little bears trail. We will hike next to the river Kitka with snowshoes and see the famous Myllykoski old mill next to the roaring waters. Next to the water we may see white throated dippers or otters having fun in the flowing water and snow. The white throated dipper is a famous among the locals, this bird stays in Oulanka over the winter and eats food from under the water. If you are lucky you can see it jumping into the stream and back up. This winter scenery will surely take your breath away. Hiking distance is about 4-5 kms and during the program we will have a coffee break with sandwiches.

Ruka: SaunaTour - Finnish Sauna experience

Ruka: SaunaTour - Finnish Sauna experience

Experience the traditional Finnish sauna at Iisakki’s lakeside sauna in the Iisakki Village. Iisakki's sauna is one of the first saunas awarded with the Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience -certificate. The certificate allows sauna enthusiasts to identify the best and highest quality Finnish sauna experiences. This experience is guided with local sauna guide who will tell you about the original sauna culture and why it is so important to the Finns! Sauna guide also joins you in the sauna and shows what to do and how to get the most out of your sauna experience. No one is naked during this experience, you can wear your bathing suit in the sauna. The outdoor jacuzzi is available for the group and sitting in the warm water among the frozen nature is an unique experience! But the true high light is a dip in the ice hole! Sauna is suitable for everyone from small children to grandparents. During the sauna experience berry juice, water and tea is served as well as small snacks.

Kuusamo: Bear watching evening

Kuusamo: Bear watching evening

Taiga Bear Kuusamo Oy offers bear, bird and other wild animal watching and photography. From our hideout buildings you can safely watch and photograph animals in their natural habitat without disturbing them. Our viewing area is a completely natural and having beautiful forest and mountains on background. Our hiding buildings are very comfortable, equipped for professional nature photography and they are located in the middle of place where bears and other animals live. Our guides are professional nature photographers and can guide you on photography. We are also happy to tell you about animals and the nature of our arctic taiga forest. We have 2 separate hiding buildings and 2 toilets available. Buildings and watching area are located just 350 meters from parking place. Activity is very easy and suitable for almost everyone +10 years age and capable of walking 350 meters path through forest. We start our tours 6 p.m. and tour will end 10-11 p.m. We are open every day from beginning of May to end of September.

Ruka: Ice fishing trip

Ruka: Ice fishing trip

Ice fishing or pilkki (as it’s called in Finnish) is one of the most popular hobbies from the locals. On a beautiful, frozen lake you try to catch as much fish as possible. With snowshoes you walk a short distance to the lake. Your guide will explain how to drill a hole and how the fishing rods work. You may catch perch, whitefish, roach, pike or even grayling. If you caught fish, your guide will show you how to prepare the fish by an open fire. During the break you can also enjoy coffee, tea and a snack. The activities are open departures and program will be done if minimum 4 persons is joining. We will notify you at the latest by 3 p.m. the day before if the program is cancelled.

Finland: Bear Watching, Night trip

Finland: Bear Watching, Night trip

Views: Enjoy this tranquility view as groups, Team building events, Birthday celebrations, a family trips, there is always a reason to see the beauty of nature, especially in this part of the world. Pre-booked snacks and Beverages, your wish is our command! Comfort: Our Bear Watching House provides sleeping-over possibilities, in case you want to extend, opt for sleeping over instead of an evening trip, you do not have to think of building a tent. Enjoy the evening with different visits from different Bears or other animals, I call it night hunting. Inside: Sit back and let fun and excitement begin, either as a group or a couple stopping by for an evening trip, it is worth your time and money, an absolutely undenied experience It is pure comfort, air-conditioned rooms in the middle of summer or well-heated in the low-temperature season. Bathrooms: 3 toilet, running water We have spacious Lavatories, modern with local wood touches. Clean and kept on our hygiene standards as our priority.

Ruka: Guided fatbike safari

Ruka: Guided fatbike safari

Together with our guide we challenge ourselves a bit and head to the winter trails of Ruka area with fatbikes. Fatbiking around Ruka opens up varied landscapes while you also enjoy the fun ride of these popular bikes. During the trip we also stop for a break by the fire and grill some sausages. Driving distance about 4-5km. Duration about 2 – 3 hours. Average physical condition is required for participation. We keep right to change the routing according to the weather conditions.

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