Finland’s Summer Wilderness Ruka-Kuusamo – Tips For Travellers Podcast #243

White Water Rafting Oulanka National Park Finland with Ruka Safaris Photo:Adrienne Pitts http://www.adriennepitts.com

White Water Rafting Oulanka National Park Finland with Ruka Safaris Photo:Adrienne Pitts http://www.adriennepitts.com

Join me, Gary Bembridge from TipsForTravellers.com, as I take you to “Europe’s Last Great Wilderness” which is the Ruka-Kuusamo region in the northern part of Finland close to the Russia border. In the show I talk about 10 surprising things I learnt and share my nine top Tips For Travellers for visitors going there in summer – which is the quiet season (winter being the peak time).

In the show I cover the following 10 surprising things I learnt:

  1. Russian border.
  2. Snow season.
  3. Midnight sun.
  4. One million visitors and 40,000 beds.
  5. Northern Lights.
  6. Bears.
  7. Reindeers.
  8. Huskies.
  9. Saunas.
  10. Wild Food Movement.

In the show I cover the following ten must-see sights and attractions:

  1. Bear Watching with Karhu-Kuusamo.
  2. Husky hiking in Oulanka National Park.
  3. Canoeing on River Oulankajoki.
  4. White Water Rafting on River Kitkajoki.
  5. Horse riding at Nurminiemi Stables.
  6. Sauna Tour.
  7. Mountain Bike Safari.
  8. Wild Food Movement Restaurants.
  9. Family-owned places to stay.

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Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 2 million video views per month.

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