Experience the silence and beauty of nature with the beautiful Icelandic horses
Situated only 30 minutes’ drive from Ruka ski resort, lies our farm Wanha Raatesalmi (Old Raatesalmi). From this unique and protected historical location on the lakeside, our riding tours take us through scenic landscapes in the heart of Kuusamo’s wilderness. The area around our farm is ideal for horseback riding. We are surrounded by beautiful arctic forest wilderness and we have good chance to see wild animals e.g. reindeers,. In our tours you’ll experience Finland’s nature at its best. Our trails go through typical Nordic pine and spruce forests and small paths will lead us to remote lakes, swamps, hills and forest fields.
You may not know, that the boreal (or Nordic) forests are the largest continuous forest ecosystem in the world. Up to 74 % percent of Finnish surface area is forest. Forests offer a great variety of habitats for plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms, a result of millions of years of evolution.
Our riding tours range from one or two hours to full one day trips and suit riders of all ages and abilities.
In our Old Raatesalmi farm you can relax in a beautiful and peaceful environment. Experience fascinating nature on our wonderful Icelandic horses. Enjoy fine accommodation in our beautiful Villa Raatteenranta, which can accommodate up to 18 guests. Bath in our lake side saunas and take a refreshing swim in the Kuusamojärvi –lake.
Since the beginning of our activities, we have been striving to combine pleasure, comfort and adventure. It is important to us to respect and protect nature in all our endeavors. We emphasize personal service, safety and an environmentally friendly operation.