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Things To Do in Kuusamo & Kuusamo Airport Layover Ideas
Things to do in Kuusamo if you have a Kuusamo Airport Layover or Extended Kuusamo Airport Stopover
If you have an extended layover at the Kuusamo Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Kuusamo.LayoverIdeas.com
Ruka Ski Centre
Ruka is one of the biggest ski centres in Finland. Ruka is situated in the municipality of Kuusamo and is its main tourist attraction. In Ruka village, there is no need for cars. In the Ruka Pedestrian Village you can walk to the slopes from the hotels without any crossings. Kuusamo Airport is located about 27 kilometres from Ruka (Rukatunturi, in Finnish).
Kuusamo Airport is connected (by bus) to the most popular hiking trail in Finland: Karhunkierros (also known as the trail of the bear). The 80 kilometre long trail leads through two beautiful national parks, though there are also several shorter variations of the trail. The trail is easily accessible from the Kuusamo Airport with a bus that takes you to the beginning of the trail. Although the difficulty level is quite easy, you should still be prepared with a decent map and enough food. Water is not a problem, as there are plenty of rivers that have clean and drinkable water. There are several open wilderness huts (autiotupa), where you can stay for free. The huts tend to get full during peak season (end of June to beginning of August), so you should consider bringing your own tent.
Kuusamon Uistin Factory Shop
Famous metal spoonbait manufacturer Kuusamon Uistin is located on Kuusamo, factory shop is located in the plant. Cafe.
An arctic safari is suitable for families and small groups. Options include snowmobile-, husky-, ice-fishing-, reideer sleigh-, snowshoe trekking and cross-country skiing safaris, canoeing, cycling, white water rafting and rowing trips.
Snowmobiling is very popular in Kuusamo, and there are hundreds of kilometres snowmobiling routes.
Watch the Northern Lights
You may be lucky enough to witness the northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, if you visit between October and April. Bundle up and look up at night.
As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Kuusamo Airport in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.
If you plan your trip right, you may never see night. This is the land of the Midnight Sun. In Kuusamo, in the middle of summer, the golden sun hangs over the horizon and puts on a glorious show, turning the sky beautiful colours all night long.
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Last Updated: 15 Mar 2018