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Father and child at Myllykoski, Kitkajoki river, Oulanka National Park, Ruka-Kuusamo

Winter trails for Families in Ruka-Kuusamo

These trails are suitable for families with small children. No snowshoes needed during winter, unless there's heavy snowfall. Please note: Some of these trails may be on steeper terrain, not suitable for strollers.
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Hiking Route · Oulanka Nationalpark
Könkään keino trail in Oulanka National Park
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.1 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 70 m
Descent 70 m

Enjoyable day-hike through the herb-rich forests, pine heats and mires in beautiful Oulanka National Park. The highlight of this trail is the ...

from Veera Vihervaara,   Metsähallitus
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5.8 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 26 m
Descent 26 m

Lammintupa Fatbike Winter Trail is available for fatbike riders and walkers alike. It takes you from Uuttusuo Ski Trail Cafe to Lammintupa.

from Ruka-Kuusamo Matkailu ry Ruka-Kuusamo Matkailu,   Ruka Kuusamo
Hiking Route · Valtavaaran ja Pyhävaaran luonnonsuojelualue
Konttaisen Kuhaus trail in Ruka, Kuusamo
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 2 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 37 m
Descent 37 m

Short but demanding circle trail to the top of Konttainen hill and back. The top offers really rewarding views to lake Konttaisenjärvi and the ...

from Veera Vihervaara,   Metsähallitus
Hiking Route · Riisitunturin kansallispuisto
Riisin rääpäsy trail in Riisitunturi National Park
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.5 km
Duration 1:17 h
Ascent 106 m
Descent 106 m

Riisin rääpäsy trail is moderately easy and family-friendly trail that offers scenic views to the surrounding nature of Riisitunturi. 

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from Veera Vihervaara,   Metsähallitus
Snowshoe Walking · Riisitunturin kansallispuisto
Riisin rääpäsy snowshoe trail in Riisitunturi National Park
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 4.5 km
Duration 1:27 h
Ascent 106 m
Descent 105 m

Riisitunturi National Park is famous for its photogenic winter sceneries with crown snow trees, and this memorable trail showcases the picture ...

from Veera Vihervaara,   Metsähallitus
Difficulty
Distance 0.2 km
Duration 0:03 h
Ascent 2 m
Descent 2 m

The accessible trail of Könkään kuohu takes you to the roaring rapids, beautiful river scenery and a light-filled pine forest. 

from Minna Koramo,   Metsähallitus