You can travel to Kuusamo and Ruka by plane, by train, by bus or with your own car – choose the most suitable option and enjoy the journey!
Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kuusamo all year round, daily during the winter. The flight time from Helsinki to Kuusamo is about 1-1,5 hours.
By train or bus
You can take a train to either Oulu (3 hours by bus to Kuusamo), Rovaniemi (3h 50 min by bus to Kuusamo) or Kemijärvi (2 h 30 min by bus to Kuusamo). There are buses from Oulu to Kuusamo daily, and from Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi on weekdays. In Oulu and Rovaniemi the bus station is within walking distance from the train station. The night train is a very good option for those travelling without a car of their own.
Helsinki is a direct flight from most European and International destinations. There are also regular ferry crossings to Helsinki from Tallinn, Stockholm, Travemünde and Rostock.
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