Kuusamo and it's unique nature provide a great setting for outdoor activities. A husky or a snowmobile safari through the untouched wilderness is truly a great experience. Kuusamo also has a long tradition of wintersports, such as cross-country and alpine skiing. The Ruka ski resort located some 15 miles from downtown Kuusamo has something to offer for both beginners and more advanced skiers. The view from the top of Ruka is breathtaking, with an unobstructed view in every direction, all the way to the border of Russia.