Skiing in Ruka
Kuusamo holidays is the perfect place for winter sports. Head to the village of Ruka for the magnificent views as you cascade down the pristine slopes. Home to the largest beginner ski area in the country, you don’t have to be a professional to enjoy the fun. For ski enthusiasts, there are 35 runs to choose from including 30 that are illuminated for when the sun goes down.
A tourist hotspot, if you aren’t looking to take to the slopes, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. From riding on a snowmobile safari to ice-karting, no one has to miss out on any of the action. After a jam-packed day, head to one of the many bars and restaurants for a much-needed drink or bite to eat.
If you’re looking for some peace and relaxation, the saunas in the resort offer the perfect place to wind down. An important part of the Finnish culture, it is deemed essential to try when visiting the country.
A trip to Santa's cottage
A 30-minute journey to the historical village of Vuotunki will bring the perfect day trip to keep little ones entertained. Visit a 120-year-old countryside manor traditionally known as the place where Santa and Mrs Claus entertained guests. Nowadays, families are welcomed to the home for a day of winter fun.
During the day, children can enjoy winter activities such as tobogganing and sausage grilling with Santa’s helpers. Everyone is then invited to the kitchen to help Mrs Claus make gingerbread cookies and other sweet treats. Santa Claus is then ready for story time where he explains all about his life. The day of festive cheer brings many photo opportunities and each child can tell Santa their Christmas wishes in person.
As a special treat, every child also leaves with a small gift.
One of the most popular places in Finland, bring some excitement to your winter by visiting this incredible destination. With so much to see and do, you can plan the perfect getaway. From the beautiful scenery to meeting Santa and Mrs Claus, Kuusamo Lapland holidays are a magical playground for all to enjoy.