The Kuusamo area is known for its waterways. White water rafting provides a healthy challenge for families and more experienced individuals alike.

The rolling sandy terrain of the Petäjäkangas course provides a welcome challenge to enthusiasts. The location of the golf course right by the Kuusamon Tropiikki complex is a definite asset.

In Kuusamo, the golf experience is spiced up by amazing scenery.

Enjoy a walk, family hike or longer trek and relax at the Holiday Club spa.

The shorter or longer Bear's Trail? Select a suitable hiking route according to your physical fitness.

The waters of Oulanka and Kitka provide a myriad of opportunities for fishing enthusiasts.

The snowmobile safari is a wonderful activity that is also suitable for larger groups.

Set off on a cross-country skiing trip with your family from the courtyard of the Kuusamon Tropiikki resort.

The slopes of Ruka welcome active skiers.

Winter brings a lot of surprises and pleasure...

On a dog sledding safari, you can experience the true beauty of tranquil nature.

Snow, sunny day and skiing - what can be better for winter holidays?

Recreation in Kuusamon Tropiikki

An ideal setting for an active holiday, Holiday Club Kuusamo offers lots to do in both in the summer and winter. Those keen to explore the great outdoors can choose from an exciting variety of activities including walks, wilderness safaris, trekking, hunting and fishing, horse riding and white water rafting. The bowling alley next to the O'Learys bar also offers glow bowling.

Bowling opening hours

  • Sun–Thu midday to 9 pm
  • Fri–Sat midday to 10 pm

Tel. +358 300 870 961 or tel. +358 300 870 965.

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Prices per hour per court, bowling includes bowling shoes   28 €  25 €


Hossa National Park

Experience the magnificent wilderness of Hossa National Park! Hossa is an excellent destination with its trails running along pine heaths. Enjoy hiking and cycling, and the crystal-clear lakes! 

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Oulanka National Park

Oulanka has the hanging bridges, many trail options and the most impressive waterfalls in Finland! There is also the most famous trail in Finland which is known as Karhunkierros Trail.  

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Karhunkierros bus >>

The Predator Center in Kuusamo

The Predator Center in Kuusamo is the best place to meet some of the large predators that are found in Finland. Easy to get there by bus from Kuusamon Tropiikki!

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Riisitunturi National Park

Riisitunturi has the magical atmosphere and breathtakingly beautiful view from the top. Suitable for people of all ages and beginners as well. 

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Angry Birds Activity Park

Angry Birds Activity Parks offer lots of fun for visitors of all ages. Gather your best friends and spend an unforgettable afternoon at the activity park. Kuusamon Tropiikki Activity Park is 1400 sq.m. and there is 10 activity points. The points include the specialty of Kuusamo: Parkour area and  adventure track, racing track for pedal cars, bounce game, precision football game and adventure structures for both older and younger children.

The bowling alley is right next to the O'Learys sports bar. Glow bowling in the evenings. 


Additional details

Opening hours

  • Sun–Thu afternoon to 9pm
  • Fri–Sat midday to 10 pm

28 €/hour/lane, cosmic bowling.

Bowling reservations from reception daily before midday, tel. +358  300 870 961, afterwards directly at the bowling alley.

Ice fishing

The jiggers are transported to the lake by car, from where we walk by snowshoes to the lake nearby.

2 hours

70 € per person

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At the lake your guide tells you about ice fishing and helps you to get started. Who will get the biggest fish? Hot coffee/juice will be enjoyed during the program. In the end we walk back to car with snowshoes. Price: 70 eur/person, 40 eur/child 4-11 years old, duration 2 h.

Snowshoeing trip to Oulanka National

Snowshoe trip suitable also for families. Oulanka National Park is known for its impressive landscapes and waterfalls.

2.5 hours

79 € per person

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Guide tells stories of the area´s flora and fauna and you will see the beautiful Myllykoski rapids. Hot chocolate with sweet pastry is served by the fire. Price: 75 eur/person, 43 eur/child 6-11 years old (minimum age 6 years old)

Visit to reindeer farm

We go by car to a reindeer farm where reindeer herder is already waiting for us. You will learn about the life of reindeers and herding, go on a 300 m sledge ride pulled by Rudolph himself and feed the reindeers.

2 hours

75 € per person

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Additional details

Small snack included. Price: 75 eur/person, 42 eur/child 4-11 years old, duration 2 hours

Winter Activities

Fatbikes and snowshoes

You can rent a fatbike or snowshoes from reception and explore the beautiful nature of Kuusamo.



  • 5 € for one hour
  • 10 € for one day


  • 15 € for two hours
  • 20 € for three hours
  • 35 for one day

Ice karting

Ice karting is a really exciting driving experience, which has equal elements to a true formula race, but happens on an icy track.

1 hour

50 € per person

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Additional details

The race starts with warm-up laps, then qualification which determine the places in the starting grid at the finals. First one to cross the finish line is the winner! Everyone taller than 150 cm are allowed to drive. Price: 50 eur/person, duration about 1 h.

Snowmobile safari to huskies and reindeers

Snowmobiles, huskies and reindeers – all in a same day. Snowmobile safari starts from our safari office, from where we head to reindeer farm.

5 hours

189 € per person

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Additional details

You will get to drive reindeer sledge and get to hear stories about reindeer herding. Small snack is served at the reindeer farm. During the program you also get to drive for about 2,5 kilometers by huskies. By snowmobiles you will drive about 20 kilometers in a beautiful surroundings. Price: 189 eur/person driving 2 persons/snowmobile, 219 eur/person driving 1 person/snowmobile, 115 eur/child 4-11 years old.

Downhill skiing

Just a 15-minute drive away is Ruka, one of the most versatile skiing centres in Finland. A ski bus runs regularly between Kuusamon Tropiikki and Ruka, so you do not need your own car to go skiing. Over 200 days of skiing per year, 34 pistes, 21 lifts and the longest piste over 1 300 m - there are the facts, but the speed and fun you'll have to come experience yourself!

Visit to Santa Claus

Magical visit to the Santa Claus Cottage! Firstly, you enjoy tobogganing and grilled sausages by open fire. Then you are invited by Santa and Mrs Claus to their cottage, where children will help Mrs Claus to bake ginger bread cookies and sweet buns.

4 hours

75 € per person

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Additional details

There is plenty of time to chat and take pictures with Santa. Each child will also get a present from Santa.

Sledge ride under the stars

When the night falls and stars begin to shine, we hop on to the sledge behind the guide´s snowmobile and drive into the dark night.

2 hours

60 € per person

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While the guide is focusing on the driving the group can enjoy the beauty of Northern sky. Who knows, maybe you will be lucky enough to catch the Northern lights this night? Hot juice is served along the way. Price: 60 eur/person, 30 eur/child 4-11 years old, duration 2 h.

Safari to Russian border

This full day safari gives you memorable moments both at winter dusk and in the bright spring sunlight. The safari takes you through the vast areas of Kuusamo wilderness all the way to the Russian border zone and on top of Kuntivaara fell, from where you can already see Russia.

6 hours

195 € per person

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Additional details

Lunch is served midway at a cozy private restaurant by the eastern border. Duration about 6 hours
Price: 195 eur/person

Water Aerobics

Refresh your mind and body by attending one of the guided water aerobics classes. Please, ask the timetable from the reception.


The active ones can go train at the gym of Kuusamon Tropiikki. Personal training is offered as well. Open from 7 am until 10 pm.

Lakeside sauna

Lakeside sauna is located by the beautiful Petäjälampi lake close to the spa hotel. It is possible to try ice swimming during winter.


Additional details

  • Sauna is warm on monday and thursday at 5 to 7 pm
  • 5 € per person
  • Manday free for owners

Reservations upon request

  • 150 €/4 h
  • for owners 130 €/4 h
  • Two changing rooms and one sauna

Summer Activities


You can do walks around the resort area on the well maintained, lit tracks. When you want, you can finish your walk at the hut to barbecue a sausage.

Frisbee golf

The 9-hole frisbee golf course of Kuusamon Tropiikki is in use throughout the summer until late fall. The course is built in the immediate vicinity of the spa hotel and it is suitable for families, beginners and athletes bringing just the right amount of challenge to everyone.


Biking is a good way to get to know the area. Rent bicycles from Kuusamon Tropiikki, where you'll also get more info on the current events and trips in Kuusamo.


Kuusamo Golf opened a new golf course of 18 holes in the end of August. The course is located right next to the Kuusamon Tropiikki holiday resort.

Rafting and canoeing

Go on an adventurous rafting trip with a professional guide or choose a more calm family route. Another option is to go canoeing on the clear rivers of the Kuusamo area. Oulanka, Kitka and Kuusinki lakes and several other waters have a total of 350 km marked canoeing routes.

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