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I write an independent travel guide to Ruka and Kuusamo, Lapland
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Hi, I'm Heather. I write a blog and travel guide to Ruka and Kuusamo, Lapland


Close to the Arctic circle and Russian border, Kuusamo is a natures lover's paradise in the summer, and in the winter a snow lover's dream.


It's a stunningly beautiful place. Let me show you around, visit my blog and travel guide to Ruka and Kuusamo


Connect with me on Twitter @ruka_kuusamo

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Tips For An Awesome Koh Samui Experience

I am very lucky to have been to Koh Samui more times than I can count. I live in Bangkok, so when ever I get free time I head out of the bustling city to enjoy island life on Samui. Getting from Bangkok to Koh Samui is super easy, in just a few hours I…

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The Best Things To Do In Myoko Kogen

When you go on a ski holiday to Myoko Kogen you have an endless list of things to do both on and off the slopes. The resort is known for having some of the best skiing in the continent, with around a base of four metres each year and you might even see snow walls…

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Here’s Why I love Airport Hotels

You might not always here people say that they love airport hotels, but those are people who maybe have a flight delay or even people who live out of hotels. I love airport hotels because I use them the day before I fly – if I am more than an hour away from the airport…

The post Here’s Why I love Airport Hotels appeared first on The Ruka & Kuusamo Travel Guide.

Ways To Make Money Online

Source If you’re like most people today, you’re probably wondering just how you can go about finding ways to make money online – either to save up for that special something that you’ve had your eye on or to just help pay the bills. Either way, there are so many great ways to make money…

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The Benefits Of Singles Holidays

The idea of going on a holiday is always exciting, nowadays an increasing number of people are finding out the joy of traveling on a singles holiday. If you’re pondering whether or not to try a singles holiday then below you will find some of the great benefits, they highlight why this type of travel…

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Reindeer Traffic Jam in Lapland

baby reindeer

Reindeer traffic jams are a common occurrence here in Kuusamo. When the weather is warm and the mosquitoes become unbearable in the forests, the reindeer seek respite on the wide open roads away from the damp, shady places that mosquitoes love.

In the video below, a mother reindeer loses her baby during one of these traffic jams and…


Posted on July 7, 2011 at 12:42pm — 2 Comments

Midnight Sun in Lapland

midnight sun Lapland


There’s little that can quite prepare you for your first time standing outside at midnight in broad daylight. The sun staying just above the horizon casts beautiful pinks and golds over the sky and lake, and the world around you is completely silent except for birdsong. It’s a magical time of year.

The video below was taken on 8th June,  as we get closer to summer…


Posted on June 15, 2011 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments

How do you capture the essence of a country in a photo?


How do you market a country? How do you capture the entire essence of a country, its people and its soul in one picture?

If the country is Finland then you do it like this.




Read more and see more pictures on myLapland…


Posted on June 9, 2011 at 6:50am

Kuusamo to host Finnish film premier of Hanna

Hanna, directed by the BAFTA Award winner, Joe Wright and staring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, is to hold its Finnish premier in Kuusamo, where some of the scenes were shot.

hanna in Kuusamo

Hanna is the story of a teenage girl raised in the Finnish wilderness and trained to become an assassin. The film makes striking use of its locations, with script rewrites organised…


Posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:00am

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At 7:15am on February 17, 2012, Kedar Neupane said…

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Trekking & walking in Dolpo, Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Mustang, Kanchenjunga, and many more

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At 12:18pm on June 8, 2011, COOL TRAVEL MOROCCO said…

Dear Heather,

How are you doing? I am pleased to find you here and to write you

You are the first person from Finland, I have this contact with , I am so grateful

We can together to promote and elaborate some business tohether

I am looking to hear from you

Farid ZAHIDI / Travel Consultant Morocco

Skype: travelinmorocco-

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