Kuusamo Vacations

If you've heard of Kuusamo, chances are you're a snow-bunny. It sits on a plateau, from which the waters flow in five directions – which means slopes in five directions.This Scandinavian village of 15,000 sits just south of the Arctic Circle, and attracts approximately one million tourists a year, mostly to its renowned ski center Ruka. Ruka has ... Read more
been the site of many international ski jumping, cross country skiing, and Nordic competitions, including the 2005 World Championships of Freestyle Skiing. If the slopes don't do it for you, head to Wilderness Wolf Nature Safaris, where you can hire a team of huskies to pull you across the glistening panorama in a sled. Outdoors people find plenty to do in the daylight-rich summer as well: the town is near the wild Oulanka National Park, and has easy access to Karhunkierros – Trail of the Bear - the most popular hiking trail in Finland. If you plan only to ski or snowboard, you can fly in and then bus to town, but if you want to explore the area further, a car is recommended.
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