Weekly Program Summer
Minimum group size on all excursions is 4 adults. All safaris begin and end at Rukapalvelu's Safarihouse. Registration for activity by 4 pm on the day before departure.
Quad Bike Safari on Ruka Fell
Mon - Sat at 2 pm (1 or 2 hours)
Enjoy an adventure on quad bikes on the Ruka fell! After a short introduction on how to handle the quad bike, it is time to conquer Ruka. On the way you will see beautiful sceneries and enjoy some refreshments or snacks.
Minimum age 15 years.
Price: For beginners 1 h excursion (+ refreshment) €49/person
For more experiences 2 h excursion (+ snacks) €69/person
Extreme Quad Bike safari in Petäjävaara
Mon - Sat at 10 am (3 hours)
True adventure in the forest of Petäjävaara. Transfer from Safarihouse to Petäjävaara where you get to test your skills in different surroundings. Funny moments guaranteed! Freshly brewed coffee, local flat bread and sausages roasted on the campfire are enjoyed. Minimum age 15 years.
Seven Rapids Adventure on River Kitka
Mon - Sat at 10 am (3,5 hours)
Enjoy an unforgettable adventure on River Kitka! The excursion begins at SafarHouse where everyone receives the needed equipment. Car transfer to village of Käylä from where the professional skipper leads you to the secrets of river rafting and a mighty adventure! On the 13 km route we paddle through seven rapids. On the way we stop to plan the best routes through the rapids. The adventure ends in Pohjantähti wilderness logde where we enjoy freshly brewed coffee and local flat bread on the campfire. You can also roast sausages. Finally you can dip in the lake for a swim!
Minimum age 5 years.
Price: €69/person, €12/children under 12 years.
River Rafting to the Russian Border
Mon - Sat at 10 am (6,5 hours)
Experience the grand rapids and sceneries of Kuusamo! After receiving equipment at the SafariHouse, car transfer to village of Juuma, the starting point of the adventure. The route takes you through the largest rapids; Niskakoski, Myllykoski and the mother of all rapids: 900 meter long Aallokkokoski. Rafts are dropped down the Jyrävä waterfall and the impressive fall is passed by foot. Freshly brewed coffee, local flat bread and sausages roasted on the campfire are enjoyed below the waterfall. The journey continues on long rapids and still waters all the way to the Russian border. Car transfer back to Ruka.
Minimum age 18 years on Myllykoski and Aallokkokoski rapids.
Safari can also end at Jyrävä waterfall, price: 115 €/person (4 hours)
Guided Canoeing in Oulanka National Park
Mon - Sat at 10 am (5 hours)
Beautiful landscapes and peaceful nature of Oulanka National Park awaits you. The sceneries from the river level are worth the effort! After receiving equipment at SafariHouse, car transfer to Oulanka. The day’s adventure starts with a tour in Oulanka Visitor Center and a short hike to Kiutaköngäs rapids. The canoeing starts below Kiutaköngäs and continues in the gently flow of the river for approx 12 km. Freshly brewed coffee and outdoor snacks are enjoyed by the campfire
Price: €95/person, €65/children under 12 years.
Summer day Fishing at lake Talvijärvi
Mon - Sat at 10 am (3 hours)
Try your luck in fishing and enjoy warm summer day!
Enjoy a day in the lake, fishing, swimming and enjoying the sun! Beautiful scenery will quarantee a relaxing experience for the whole family. With the fishing guide, you can try lure fishing from ashore or trolling from a boat.
Price: €59/person, €49/children under 12 years. (Price includes guiding, fishing equipments and refreshments)
Floating in the Rapids at summer
Mon - Sat at 2 pm (2,5 hours)
Drift away in the gentle-flowing rapids. Dressed in floating suites, lifejackets and helmets, the water won't get you wet.
Make your way to the open rapids and go with the stream! Equipped with floatation suites, life vests and helmets, you can enjoy the exciting event in full! Floating 2 x 15min. Drinks are served before returning to Ruka by car. Minimum height 160 cm required.