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The Tips For Travellers podcast helps you make the most of your precious vacation time and money with first-hand travel inspiration, advice and tips from travel expert, author, blogger and YouTuber Gary Bembridge.

Sep 26, 2016

Join me, Gary Bembridge from, 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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