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The coordinates of nature

June 9 to 11, 2022

When heading to Lapland in the summer, you have probably set your sights on the Midnight sun. In addition to that, Ruka-Kuusamo has a wide range of activities available. Welcome to experience what Ruka-Kuusamo has to offer for your clients.

Midnight Sun Event Program 6.-11.6.2022

Monday 6.6.2022

International flights to Finland
16:00 (-16:45) Transfers from Helsinki Airport to Naantali
Check-in at Naantali Spa & Hotel
18:00 -21:30 Dinner served at the hotel

Midnight Sun Event Program in Turku and Naantali 7.-8.6.2022

Thursday 9.6.2022

Breakfast at the hotel
Meet your Finnair host Mr Javier Roig at hotel lobby
 Transfer by bus to Helsinki Airport
11:45 AY 489 from Helsinki to Kuusamo
Meet your Ruka-Kuusamo host Mr Kimmo Rautiainen (tel. +358 451 252 800) at the gate before boarding
13:25 Arrival at Kuusamo Airport
14:00 Transfer to Ruka Village
14:30 Check-in at Scandic Rukahovi
A traditional, elegant mountain hotel with all amenities in the best spot in Ruka. Genuine ski-in, ski-out, high-class rooms and apartments, varied restaurant services and popular after ski activities, including a nightclub, guarantee a successful holiday
Welcome snack and area presentation
16:00 Free time at Ruka Village
17:30 Dinner at wild food restaurant Rukan Kuksa
19:00 Site inspections at Rukan Salonki
A family run business offering versatile services since 1986. Marjo and Vesa Määttä built the first grey log cabin for rental purposes in 1986 and the foundations for Rukan Salonki resort were laid in 1994. Today Rukan Salonki Chalets & Veskaranta Sky View Villas provide you high quality facilities for holiday accommodation, tasty wild food meals and authentic sauna experiences in the middle of Lappish nature close to Ruka Village in Kuusamo-Lapland, Finland
20:10 Transfer to Oulanka National Park
20:30 V.I.P Midnight sun river rafting with Northern Lights Expedition
White spray – colossal waves – the best rapids in Northern Europe!
Shooting the Kitkajoki rapids in a rubber boats is one of the most popular and
exciting summer activities in Kuusamo. Join one of many whitewater adventures
and experience the ride of your life. And if you're a first-timer, our experts will guide you through the waters
23:30 Transfer to Ruka Village

Friday 10.6.2022

09:00 Networking breakfast at Scandic Rukahovi – meet the locals
10:00 E-bike rental from Piste rental shop
10:20 Scenic gondola ride from Ruka Village to Ruka Valley
Experience the peak of Ruka and the new scenic gondola also without skis. New Village- 2-Valley scenic gondola and Village Express chairlift takes you to top of Ruka all year round. Come to test run with a unique scenic gondola beyond the fell and see Ruka from a completely new perspective. Village-2-Valley and Village Express chairlift are also available to pedestrians and cyclists
10:30 Rukakeskus company presentation and SKI-INN RukaValley Site inspection
11:00 E-biking from Ruka Valley to Ruka Village
11:50 Returning e-bikes to Piste rental shop
12:00 Transfer to Isokenkäisten Klubi
12:45 Lunch at Isokenkäisten Klubi
13:45 Site inspection at Isokenkäisten Klubi
Isokenkäisten Klubi is a family company which provides high-quality tourist services in Kuusamo, North-East Finland. The Klubi is situated by the peaceful, clear-water Lake Heikinjärvi. We welcome you to stay in our Wilderness Hotel Kortteeri or in one of our comfortable log cabins, relax in the gentle warmth of our Seven Star Smoke Sauna, take a refreshing dip into the cool lake water, and enjoy traditional Finnish home-cooked meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients. We also have plenty of fun-filled activities to choose from - every season of the year
14:15 Sauna tour at Isokenkäisten Klubi
For Finns, the sauna has always been the place to bathe, and is an integral part of Finnish homes. There are all kinds of saunas, and the smoke sauna is the most traditional. Almost all holiday homes have electric saunas! No wonder the sauna culture from Finland has been inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage! Sauna should be heated suitably, not too hot. Water is thrown on the hot stones to get nice humid warmth ("löyly" in Finnish). Löyly can be boosted by using a "vasta" made of birch tree twigs, for a gentle whipping. After warm löyly you can cool down sitting on the porch or take a refreshing dip in cold water. Swimming in cold water is good for blood circulation. We warmly recommend it and welcome you to enjoy the Finnish sauna culture!
16:30 Transfer to House of Northern Senses
17:00 Site inspection at House of Northern Senses
The House of Northern Senses is a family-owned company. Our love for nature, snow and the lights and colors of the north have inspired the company to be founded. We want to offer you those same year-round experiences and inspiration for all senses that we fell in love with when visiting the House of Northern Senses for the first time. Our wish is that you think of the House of Northern Senses as your second home in the clean nature of Finland
17:30 Dinner at House of Northern Senses 

Saturday 11.6.2022

07:00 Breakfast at the hotel, check-out
07:45 Transfer by bus to Kuusamo airport
09:25 AY 486 from Kuusamo
11:00 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
Flights home

Thank you for visiting Finland!

Flights to and from Finland, accommodation (single occupancy), transfers and all meals are covered by Visit Finland, Finnair and the host cities and companies during the event and the pre and post tours 


International flights to Finland
6.6.2022 to Helsinki

Domestic flights
9.6. to Kuusamo
11.6. from Kuusamo

International flights from Finland


Naantali Spa & Hotel

Scandic Rukahovi

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • Good walking/hiking shies
  • Outdoor jacket and trousers
  • Warm mid-layer
  • Swimming suit for sauna
  • Sunglasses
  • Happy mood

Sustainable Travel Finland

Sustainable Travel Finland label will make it easier for travel trade and travellers to recognise a tourism company and destination that takes sustainability seriously. The label is only awarded for those companies and destinations that have undergone the entire Sustainable Travel Finland programme and fulfilled the criteria. The programme includes regular auditing and renewal of the label.

Since June 2020 it's been possible to achieve the Sustainable Travel Finland –label and the number of labeled companies is growing steadily. Find sustainable travel options at Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland webpage.

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Contact us


Javier Roig

Ruka-Kuusamo Tourist Association

Kimmo Rautiainen

Visit Finland Helsinki

Anne Niska