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Winter trails in Ruka-Kuusamo

This list contains snowshoeing trails and other winter hiking trails in Kuusamo and nearby. Some of these trails can be accessed by foot during the busiest winter season, unless there is heavy snowfall, in which case snowshoes are recommended.
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Snowshoe Walking · Valtavaaran ja Pyhävaaran luonnonsuojelualue
Valtavaara winter trail in Ruka, Kuusamo
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 4.8 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 128 m
Descent 128 m

This winter trail in Valtavaara and runs all the way up to the top.  Not the easiest one, but the panoramic views on the top are really rewarding.

from Minna Koramo,   Metsähallitus
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 2.2 km
Duration 0:40 h
Ascent 15 m
Descent 15 m

Salpalinja was a defense line built during the 2. World War.  After the war most of the defense line was destroyed.

from Ruka-Kuusamo Matkailu ry Ruka-Kuusamo Matkailu,   Ruka Kuusamo
Snowshoe Walking · Valtavaaran ja Pyhävaaran luonnonsuojelualue
Konttaisen Kuhaus winter trail in Kuusamo
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 2 km
Duration 0:39 h
Ascent 36 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 Marjo Kämäräinen,   Metsähallitus
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.8 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 137 m
Descent 138 m

This snowhoe trail takes you to the pristine nature of Pyhävaara hill and offers great views to the winter wonderland of Ruka. 

from Veera Vihervaara,   Metsähallitus
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 6.5 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 46 m
Descent 46 m

Värikallio wilderness trail takes you to Hossa’s most famous attraction. The ice cover of Lake Somerjärvi makes it possible to take a close look ...

from Pasi Korhonen,   Outdoors Kainuu