The town of Kuusamo is located in the northeast of Finland, close to the Russian border. Outside of town, the area is very sparsely populated. Kuusamo is internationally known as a host city for winter sports events. But Ruka-Kuusamo, the land of national parks, captivates nature enthusiasts all year round.
During all seasons of the year, you can admire impressive color effects in the area of Ruka-Kuusamo. Northern Lights are most likely to be spotted from mid-August to mid-April – a memorable experience.
The time of nightless nights lasts from mid-June until the end of June. In September, you can watch the Autumn Colors (Finnish: “ruska”), when the green of the leaf turns into various shades of red, yellow, purple, orange, pink, blue and brown.