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Explore the wonders of nature

The best way to explore the exotic features of the North is to go hiking. The hiking routes provide a splendid setting for discovering the small and great secrets of nature. 

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Day trip trails and long hikes

Karhunkierros is the famous hiking route in Finland, but there are plenty of other trails and nature sites in Kuusamo. Canyons, rivers, rapids, forests and fjells invite hikers for shorter and longer trips. 

Our free of charge Ruka-Kuusamo Traveller's Map is available at Ruka Info, Kuusamo Info and hotel receptions (also in the entrances of local super markets during the summer). 

All hiking routes

Unique nature of the Oulanka National Park

The sceneries and flora of the Oulanka National Park represent a unique river valley nature. Most of the national park is covered by old forests, offering a great setting for multiple rare species such as the Golden Eagle and Calypso Orchid. 

You can combine hiking with berry picking or fishing. Please keep in mind rules and regulations; no motorized vehicles allowed in the trails of the park. Everyman's Rights apply on hiking routes too. 

Karhunkierros

80 kilometres of memorable sceneries in the Oulanka National Park.X

Pieni Karhunkierros

The best parts of the Oulanka National Park along Kitka river.X

Kiutaköngäs

Experience the charm of the rugged Oulanka river canyon.X 

Ruka area

Ruka routes

Ruka area offers a lot of marked daytrip trails: Ruka round route, Rukatunturi route, Salmilamminkylä trail, Valkeisenvaara, Kalliolampi, and Kivilampi. All these (except Rukatunturi route) serve as ski trails during the winter. You can easily access the peak of Ruka by the Scenery Lift during the summer months. Here are a couple of tasters of the routes in Ruka area. 

Ruka Easy Access

The sceneries of Ruka surroundings with only a short hike.X 

Valtavaaran huiputus

Experience the most demanding parts of Karhunkierros trail.X 

Konttainen trail

Admire the most beautiful sunset over the great Kitka lakes.X

Pyhän jyssäys

Get a new perspective to the views of Ruka area.X 

All hiking trails

NEW 2018-2019: New snowshoe hiking trails along Valtavaara area; 2, 3 and 5,5 km. A new Ice Sculpture Snowshoe Trail on top of Saarua ski area (1 km; December-April). 

See snowshoe trails

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