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Catered Chalets Kuusamo area - Finland
Kuusamo captures the cold in cool atmosphere
Fabulous, fairyland, fascinating, fairy lights, fluffy snow - these are all words that make one think of Kuusamo in winter. Kuusamo is one of the main centres for winter sports and boasts of nearly one million holidaymakers every year. Ruka, one of the largests ski resorts, is located in Kussamo. The resort has often been the host for many international competitions in ski jumping, cross country skiing and Nordic combined. The 2005 World Championships of Freestyle Skiing was held was Ruka and it was modernized in 1996. Floodlights were installed and this made night competitions possible, so that it became a tradition for Kuusamo to host the World Cup Opening. Kuusamo Airport is located 6 kilometres north-east from the town centre. A regular bus service operates all the year round between the airport and the centre of Ruka. It also provides an excellent service between different points in and around Ruka: just ask the driver to stop where you want to get off for your luxury rental chalet.
Finland, has been inhabited since after the Ice Age, and as such has had a prolonged and fascinating past. During the long winters, you can enjoy a variety of activities that are not only guaranteed to keep you warm, but will also make your holiday in a private rental chalet in Finland unforgettable fun. Skiing and riding a snowmobile provide hours of action after which a steamy sauna session will relax your muscles and leave you feeling spoilt. Kuusamo is not known for its artistic variety, nor for its wealth of architectural joys, but there will always be something to enjoy at Kuusamo House, from a musical performance, theatre, an art exhibition, to the latest movies. There are plenty of other options for winter guests, such as enjoying a reindeer or dog-sled safari, snowshoe excursions, snowmobile trips, or viewing the Northern Lights. Do not miss out: there is a myriad of restaurants to choose from, the area is famous for its Karaoke nights in many of the bars and places of entertainment.
The indigenous animals in Finland provide interesting tourist attractions. You can visit a bear sanctuary, do bear watching trip, go on husky excursions or visit a reindeer farm. Eating out at a traditional Finnish restaurant is an experience. For any keen photographer there are wonderful photography exhibitions to visit. Or, why not pay a visit to the beloved guy in the red coat, Santa Claus…?
There is hardly a winter sport activity that cannot be practised with thrilling enjoyment in Lapland: winter ice fishing, ice karting, ski and snowboard safaris, cross country skiing and downhill skiing, ice skating, snowmobile riding. Floodlights were installed at Ruka to make night competitions possible.