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Popular Flight Deals to Kuusamo (KAO)

  1. HEL-KAO

    From Helsinki to Kuusamo

    01.02.2019-

    05.02.2019

    From
    EUR 128
  2. TXL-KAO

    From Berlin to Kuusamo

    12.01.2019-

    13.01.2019

    From
    EUR 292
  3. GVA-KAO

    From Geneva to Kuusamo

    12.01.2019-

    19.01.2019

    From
    CHF 430
  4. LHR-KAO

    From London to Kuusamo

    08.12.2018-

    12.12.2018

    From
    GBP 196
  5. CDG-KAO

    From Paris to Kuusamo

    06.12.2018-

    12.01.2019

    From
    EUR 328
  6. DUS-KAO

    From Dusseldorf to Kuusamo

    03.02.2019-

    09.02.2019

    From
    EUR 323
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Interesting facts about Kuusamo

Ensconced idyllically in the fells of Finnish Lapland, Kuusamo is always an excellent holiday destination, whether you visit when the temperature is –20°C or +20°C. It is a popular choice for fans of spending time in the great outdoors and partaking in a wide range of activities. Learn more about what to expect from your trip with this Finnair travel guide to Kuusamo.

Sights in Kuusamo

At Ruka Ski Resort, you’ll find well-groomed runs aplenty, even in early spring. Ruka’s ski season lasts over 200 days, making it one of the longest in Europe. Both downhill and cross-country skiing can be enjoyed here, and the winters also offer exciting activities like husky-pulled sleigh rides, snowmobiling, reindeer-pulled sleigh rides, sledging, ice fishing and long hikes with snow shoes. The area has an ice rink too. During the summer season, you can experience the thrills and spills of white-water rafting on foaming rapids, or hike to your heart’s content in the starkly beautiful countryside in one of the magnificent national parks in Oulanka, Riisitunturi and Hossa, or even Paanajärvi in Russia. Hike the splendid Karhunkierros, one of Finland’s most-loved trails. The main trail spans 80 kilometres (50 miles), but shorter routes can also be followed. The dramatic wilderness is home to some of the country’s rarest animals, including bears, wolves and wolverines. Other summertime activities include canoeing, fishing, cycling, camping and nature-spotting.

Kuusamo House provides the main cultural events in the area, with a small collection of art and regular performances. Even more art can be found at the Kaamos Gallery, and the Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre is a world-class exhibition of local photography. There are two museums worth visiting when in town: The Museum of Kuusamo and another located in the old Kirkkoketo School. Stop by Kuusamo Church to snap a picture and take children to the Angry Birds Activity Park. If you travel to Kuusamo between mid-May and the end of July, you can also enjoy the midnight sun. The Northern Lights are usually visible between August and April.

Things to See and Do Near Kuusamo

  • Kuusamon Tropiikki Spa – Relax and unwind after a long day of skiing with a blissful spa experience. Massages, a sauna, an indoor pool, yoga classes and facial treatments are a few of the options available here.
  • Oulanka National Park Visitor Center – This is the best place for obtaining information about the national park and planning your outdoor adventures.
  • Iisakki’s Winter Village – Sitting on the shores of Lake Rukajärvi, this village is constructed each year from snow. The igloos, restaurant and theatre are certainly worth visiting.

Shopping in Kuusamo

Most local shops in Kuusamo specialise in handmade crafts from the area, and you’ll also find stores that sell outdoor equipment and clothing.

  • Aste Brandstore Ruka – This store sells a range of clothing for both leisure and sports.
  • Elmo Sport Kuusamo – A selection of outdoor clothing and equipment can be found here.
  • Riipisen Riista – A great place to source a wide range of local handicrafts, gifts and souvenirs.
  • Ateljee Taitoneula – If you’re looking for interesting home items with a local touch, the diverse products here are sure to please.
  • Kuusamon Uistin – This famous spoon factory also has an onsite store.

Food and Drink

  • Poronkäristys – A Lappish speciality available in Kuusamo, this dish consists of sautéed reindeer.
  • Leipäjuusto – This is a type of cheese that is produced locally. Because of the sound it makes when chewing, the cheese is also sometimes referred to as “Finnish Squeaky Cheese”.

Transport in Kuusamo

The main centres are easy to get around on foot, but transportation is needed for exploring the surrounding areas. Although many people have a car to facilitate their adventures, there is also useful public transportation in Kuusamo that serves most places of interest.

  • Buses – Local buses connect Ruka with the airport all throughout the year. Do note, though, that these buses do not travel through Kuusamo town. In the winter months, buses connect Kuusamo and Ruko; most years there are free ski shuttle services. Buses also connect with the Karhunkierros Trail, Juuma and Oulanka Visitor Centre.
  • Taxis – Taxis in Kuusamo are not difficult to arrange. If you call for a taxi then the company might group you with others going in the same direction, helping to cut the costs of the fare.

Most Searched Deals to Kuusamo (KAO)

  1. From Helsinki (HEL) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    HEL - KAO

    09.03.2019

    KAO - HEL

    16.03.2019

    7 Days
    EUR 128
  2. From Berlin (TXL) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    TXL - KAO

    09.03.2019

    KAO - TXL

    16.03.2019

    7 Days
    EUR 292
  3. From Geneva (GVA) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    GVA - KAO

    16.02.2019

    KAO - GVA

    02.03.2019

    14 Days
    CHF 407
  4. From Dusseldorf (DUS) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    DUS - KAO

    12.10.2019

    KAO - DUS

    26.10.2019

    14 Days
    EUR 293
  5. From Brussels (BRU) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    BRU - KAO

    16.03.2019

    KAO - BRU

    23.03.2019

    7 Days
    EUR 334
  6. From Turku (TKU) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    TKU - KAO

    04.04.2019

    KAO - TKU

    08.04.2019

    4 Days
    EUR 207
  7. From Zurich (ZRH) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    ZRH - KAO

    29.03.2019

    KAO - ZRH

    21.04.2019

    23 Days
    CHF 299
  8. From Milan (MXP) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    MXP - KAO

    02.03.2019

    KAO - MXP

    06.03.2019

    4 Days
    EUR 288
  9. From Vienna (VIE) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    VIE - KAO

    02.08.2019

    KAO - VIE

    12.08.2019

    10 Days
    EUR 337
  10. From Frankfurt (FRA) to Kuusamo (KAO)

    FRA - KAO

    01.03.2019

    KAO - FRA

    10.03.2019

    9 Days
    EUR 386

Weather in Kuusamo

Thursday
4°C 15.11.2018
Friday
5°C 16.11.2018
Saturday
3°C 17.11.2018
Sunday
-2°C 18.11.2018
Monday
-2°C 19.11.2018
Tuesday
0°C 20.11.2018
Wednesday
-1°C 21.11.2018
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