You'll want to take a closer look at the Rukan Salonki chalet, an authentic log cabin in Kuusamo, Finland that sleeps up to 12 guests. This unique and beautifully decorated deadwood villa is located on the shore of Lake Salonkijarvi. The cabin has 6 twin bedrooms with a toilet and shower in each room. There is a spacious living room with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, and a sauna department. Pets are not allowed. Built in 2008, the cabin is located in Kuusamo, Finland.
Ruka-Kuusamo is renowned for its natural beauty, a region of fells and forests in an almost untouched wilderness adorned by lakes, rivers, and rapids. Kuusamo is one of Finland’s major holiday destinations, attracting almost a million tourists each year. Many of these tourists arrive in the winter months to enjoy the excellent skiing available at the nearby ski resorts, especially Ruka Ski Resort, one of the largest in Finland, and international standing. Indeed, Ruka hosts numerous international competitions in ski-jumping, cross country skiing, and nordic combined competitions.
Kuusamo attracts more than just skiers, as the city is situated on a plateau approximately 250 meters above sea level, and from here the waters flow in five different directions, connecting it to the Barents Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, and the Baltic. Surrounding Kuusamo there are thousands of lakes, rivers, rapids, canyons, and ancient forests that have remained untouched, all hemmed in by some of the most striking falls in all of Finland. This beautiful wilderness is home to some of Finland’s rarest species of animals and plants, including the large predators of the forests such as wolves, bears, and wolverines, and provides the nature lover with the chance to experience something truly unique. Because of its proximity to Russia, fauna and flora are diverse, comprising arctic, Siberian, and Southern species. One of the key areas in the Kuusamo region is the magnificent Oulanka National Park which covers 270 square kilometers and stretches to the Russian border.
In Kuusamo, the contrast between the seasons is sharp. The winter is long, cold, and very snowy, but as summer arrives the region becomes sun-drenched and the average temperature climbs to 20 degrees Celsius, which causes an explosion of greenery and growth under the light of the midsummer sun which doesn’t sink below the horizon. The Midsummer Night festivities last throughout the night well into the following day and are a much-loved celebration for locals and tourists alike. Nights remain bright right into August, and as they finally darken the landscape undergoes its most beautiful transformation, with nature dazzling and delighting as it dons myriad shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. This is the most popular time for Finnish travelers to visit Kuusamo and is known as Ruska or russet in English.
Partly because of the wealth of natural beauty surrounding the town. Regular musical performances, theatrical performances, and ever-changing art exhibitions ensure the small local population is always kept entertained, and there is also a cinema on the premises. The Museum of Kuusamo is housed in a historic farmhouse, although much of the museum is open air, and in the old school of Kirkkoketo, you’ll find a quaint school museum.
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