Reasons To Visit Kuusamo
The town of Kuusamo is located in northern Finland and is known for being one of the country’s most popular ski resorts and winter getaways. Alongside its thriving winter sports scene, the natural landscape offers many exciting outdoor opportunities including being the home of Finland’s most popular hiking trail known locally as the Trail of the Bear. Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts will be able to choose from one of many world-class resorts, or you can visit one of the national parks in the region like the Oulanka National Park at all times of year for a memorable experience.
Arriving In Kuusamo
Kuusamo Airport is located just 6 km away from the center of Kuusamo and handles a small selection of flights from European destinations, almost all of which are on a seasonal basis. Travelers based in the UAE looking to travel to Kuusamo will not be able to make the journey directly as there are no airlines providing nonstop flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, the airport handles regular flights from Helsinki, enabling UAE-based travelers to get to Kuusamo with only a single transfer.
Kuusamo Airport is a relatively small airport offering only the very basics in terms of facilities and services, so be sure to bring any must-have items you need with you. However, there is a café available on site to grab a drink or bite to eat, while there is also an airport shop where you can buy any travel essentials. From the airport your best method of getting around is by taxi as public transport in the area is limited. Alternatively, you could consider a rental car in Kuusamo if you want to explore the beautiful countryside at your leisure.
Kuusamo Travel Information
Where to stay: Ratings and booking information for the best hotels in Kuusamo for every budget
Finland is a part of the Schengen Area, so UAE nationals traveling to the country can stay for up to 90 days without needing a visa. You can expect the weather in the region to be cold for most of the year with subzero temperatures and thick snowfall, although over the brief summer months between June and August you can look forward to average highs between 16 to 19 degrees. Don’t forget that in Finland the currency used is the euro, while you will need to put your clocks back two hours to get on local time when you arrive.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
Flexible where you fly? Search nearby airports for bigger savings.
Airports near Kuusamo
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.