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See Inside This Beautiful Log Home In Finland

    You’ll fall in love with the Kelosoukkelo cabin, a large cabin rental that can accommodate up to 14 guests with 7 bedrooms. Located 21 km north of Kuusamo, 6.5 km from Ruka, and 500 m from Lake Pyhajarvi with a shallow sandy bottom beach. The spacious two-story log cottage, built in 2000, has a downstairs with 1 bedroom, a double bed with toilet and shower, a living room, kitchen, dressing room, and electric sauna. Upstairs you’ll find shared in 2 parts, a total of 6 bedrooms with 2 beds and 2 toilets and showers. The cabin has a wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi). Features of the cabin include electric lighting, electric heating, an open fireplace, 5 showers, an electric sauna, toilet, an electric hob and oven, a refrigerator and freezer, a microwave oven, dishwasher, a washing machine, a drying cabinet, and a TV

    Kuusamo is one of Finland’s major holiday destinations, attracting almost a million tourists each year. Many of these tourists arrive in the winter months to enjoy the excellent skiing available at the nearby ski resorts, especially Ruka Ski Resort, one of the largest in Finland, and of international standing. Indeed, Ruka hosts numerous international competitions in ski-jumping, cross-country skiing, and nordic combined competitions.

    Kuusamo attracts more than just skiers, as the city is situated on a plateau approximately 250 meters above sea level, and from here the waters flow in five different directions, connecting it to the Barents Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, and the Baltic. Surrounding Kuusamo thousands of lakes, rivers, rapids, canyons, and ancient forests have remained untouched, all hemmed in by some of the most striking falls in all of Finland. This beautiful wilderness is home to some of Finland’s rarest species of animals and plants, including the large predators of the forests such as wolves, bears, and wolverines, and provides the nature lover with the chance to experience something truly unique.

    In Kuusamo, the contrast between the seasons is sharp. The winter is long, cold, and very snowy, but as summer arrives the region becomes sun-drenched and the average temperature climbs to 20 degrees Celsius, which causes an explosion of greenery and growth under the light of the midsummer sun that doesn’t sink below the horizon. The Midsummer Night festivities last throughout the night well into the following day and are a much-loved celebration for locals and tourists alike. Nights remain bright right into August, and as they finally darken the landscape undergoes its most beautiful transformation, with nature dazzling and delighting as it dons myriad shades of yellows, oranges, and reds. This is the most popular time for Finnish travelers to visit Kuusamo and is known as Ruska or russet in English.

    Partly because of the wealth of natural beauty surrounding the town. Regular musical performances, theatrical performances, and ever-changing art exhibitions ensure the small local population is always kept entertained, and there is also a cinema on the premises. The Museum of Kuusamo is housed in a historic farmhouse, although much of the museum is open air, and in the old school of Kirkkoketo, you’ll find a quaint school museum.

    More about this story can be found at: Lomarengas