Accommodation

The cottages are situated by a small pond (100 x 150 m) with catchable rainbow trout. The original smoke sauna, which has remained unchanged through centuries, is available for use by arrangement.

Bed sheets and towels are provided by request, but you can also bring your own linen along. The guests are responsible for the cleaning of the cottage prior to leaving it; otherwise, separate cleaning fee will be charged.

Accomodation
Kuusamo Wild Nature / food

Food & Drinks

You can prepare your meals in the cottage and acquire necessary products in the nearby shops. Note that tap water in Finland is drinkable thus no need to buy bottle. There are several groceries in the town of Kuusamo (ca. 12 km), as well as at the Ruka Holiday and Ski Resort.  You can also find restaurants and cafes in Kuusamo and Ruka that serve delicious local and European cuisine. Alcohol breweries are available usually in any groceries up to 5,5 vol-% but stronger products are sold on in ALKO shops. By order, we can assist you with special catering services or fresh picnic and lunch packages e.g. for your hiking or hunting trips.

Hunting Tours

For owners of necessary hunting and shooting permits, we organise guided hunting tours. The available game includes grouse, moose and bear, depending on the season, and the forms vary from group to individual hunt, with or without hounds etc. If interested, please ask more details about availability, needed equipment and other preconditions.

Kuusamo Wild Nature hunters
Moose © Armi Salonen

Moose &
Bear Hunting

In Finland, moose is hunted mainly in the form of a battue with dogs. Note that when hunting in large hunting grounds, none of the different methods can ensure a guaranteed prey capture.

Fowling

The most important bird species available in the area are the birch-wildebeest (black grouse), snow grouse, hazel grouse, and capercaillie.

Fowling
Fishing

Fishing Activities & Tours

There are several ponds, lakes and rapids with excellent fishing opportunities for trout and other freshwater fish.
Depending on your needs we can assist you with acquiring the necessary permits and equipments. Note that authority fee applies while fishing other method than traditional rod, line and hook gear.

Diving

Underwater photo productions.

All inclusive productions, still and video. Underwater model scouting and coaching.

Freediver Johanna Nordblad, photo by Elina Manninen

TREKKING & WILDERNESS ACTIVITIES

  • We can offer you several possibilities to enjoy the most popular Eastern Finland wild forest hiking trails. In these forests you can feel refreshing, silent nature as it is existing on its best in the world.
  • Possibility to have experienced wilderness guides who can mentor the woodcrafts like setting on the campfire, spending the night in a tent or under the stars etc.

Other Services & Activities

  • There are several restaurants, cafes, karaoke bars and discos in Kuusamo and in Ruka. In local stores you can find e.g. for clothes, footwear, and sports and fishing gear.
  • Kuusamo’s nature offers a variety of activities around the year, e.g. canoeing, water rafting, mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, reindeer and husky safaris, and many more.
  • Photographing animals, northern lights and underwater photo productions are available.
  • If needed, we are ready to help you with all necessary arrangements via our co-operation partners.

CAR RENTAL & TAXI SERVICES

  • You can rent vehicles from all major international providers at Kuusamo Airport (airport code KAO).
  • Taxi from the cottages to Kuusamo or Ruka costs ca. 30 € per direction. Bigger vehicles for up to 8 persons are available by request.

Accommodation

The cottages are situated by a small pond (100 x 150 m) with catchable rainbow trout. The original smoke sauna, which has remained unchanged through centuries, is available for use by arrangement.

Bed sheets and towels are provided by request, but you can also bring your own linen along. The guests are responsible for the cleaning of the cottage prior to vacating it; otherwise, separate cleaning fee will be charged.

Food & Drink

You can prepare your meals in the cottage and acquire necessary products in the nearby shops. Note that tap water in Finland is drinkable thus no need to buy bottle. There are several groceries in the town of Kuusamo (ca. 12 km), as well as at the Ruka Holiday and Ski Resort.  You can also find restaurants and cafes in Kuusamo and Ruka that serve delicious local and European cuisine. Alcohol breweries are available usually in any groceries up to 5,5 vol-% but stronger products are sold on in ALKO shops. By order, we can assist you with special catering services or fresh picnic and lunch packages e.g. for your hiking or hunting trips.

Hunting Tours

For owners of necessary hunting and shooting permits, we organise guided hunting tours. The available game includes grouse, moose and bear, depending on the season, and the forms vary from group to individual hunt, with or without hounds etc. If interested, please ask more details about availability, needed equipment and other preconditions.

Moose &
Bear Hunting

In Finland, moose is hunted mainly in the form of a battue with dogs. Note that when hunting in large hunting grounds, none of the different methods can ensure a guaranteed pray capture.

Fowling

The most important bird species available in the area are the birch-wildebeest (black grouse), snow grouse, hazel grouse, and capercaillie.

Fishing Activities & Tours

There are several ponds, lakes and rapids with excellent fishing opportunities for trout and other freshwater fish.
Depending on your needs we can assist you with acquiring the necessary permits and equipments. Note that authority fee applies while fishing other method than traditional rod, line and hook gear.

Diving

Underwater photo productions.

All inclusive productions, still and video. Underwater model scouting and coaching.

TREKKING ACTIVITIES

We can offer you several possibilities to enjoy the most popular Eastern Finland wild forest hiking trails. In these forests you can feel refreshing, silent nature as it is existing on its best in the world.

Possibility to have experienced wilderness guides who can mentor the woodcrafts like setting on the campfire, spending the night in a tent or under the stars etc.

Other Services & Activities

There are several restaurants, cafes, karaoke bars and discos in Kuusamo and Ruka. In local stores you can find e.g. for clothes, footwear, and sports and fishing gear.

Kuusamo’s nature offers a variety of activities around the year, e.g. canoeing, water rafting, mountain biking, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, reindeer and husky safaris, and many more. If needed, we are ready to help you with all necessary arrangements via our co-operation partners.

CAR RENTAL AND TAXI SERVICES

You can rent vehicles from all major international providers at Kuusamo Airport (airport code KAO).

Taxi from the cottages to Kuusamo or Ruka costs ca. 30 € per direction. Bigger vehicles for up to 8 persons are available by request.