Kuusamo ARK – Kuusamo Arctic Residence Centre – is an arctic residence centre located on the premises of Kuusamo College.

Kuusamo College is located in the centre of Kuusamo on a green and pleasant lot.

The residency guests are accommodated in fully furnished rooms with linen and towels. The kitchen and showers are shared.

General cleanliness and order of the common spaces is a shared responsibility, house cleaning of the rooms and common spaces is provided once a week.

360° Presentation



The residency guests are mainly accommodated in wooden Arvola, a separate building on the premises. There is a large open space on the ground floor, which is used e.g. for art graphics courses.

The Auditorium

The auditorium has a hundred seats, a stage, a silver screen and a projector.

The Art Room

The Art Room is on the third floor of the main building, the venue for evening activities of the art school for children and youth. There are plenty of easels and a kiln for ceramics.

Veistola & Bronze Casting

Veistola lies next to the main building and it houses wood shops and rooms for shorter courses in various arts and crafts. The courses in bronze casting and iron blacksmithing are conducted in the adjacent second wooden building.


Besides digital photography equipment, Kuusamo College has darkrooms for developing black-and-white photos, a separate studio and a large format printer.


The kitchen and cafeteria of the college is Majala, a two-storey wooden building. There are also meeting rooms and rooms for accommodation. Lunch served daily. For larger groups we can also provide breakfasts, dinners and packed lunches.

All accommodation and workspaces are equipped with fast Internet connections.

If your visit requires special needs or you wish to collaborate with others (such as travel/nature services), please include this in your work plan.

We can also offer shorter retreats and exhibitions within the premises of our partner networks.
There are further common facilities in the main building, such as a laundry room and a sauna, which are at the disposal of the residency guests.

Accomodation Presentation


Kuusamo college is situated in the centre of Kuusamo and we offer accommodation to travellers and larger groups. There are single, double and group rooms for four people, approx. 80 beds. The rooms are affordable, tidy and comfortable. The kitchens and the common lounges are in close proximity.

The prices include bed linen in made beds, towels and final cleaning. Pets are unfortunately not allowed in our accommodation spaces.

Arrival and check-in at our office mon-fri 8-15.30, later check-in by separate agreements. We also offer catering services


  • Shared kitchen
  • 90 cm beds
  • Writing desk
  • TV
  • Internet connection, electrical outlets
  • Shared toilets, showers and sauna



300 €/month per person

Further information

Jonna Kalliomäki

+358 4076888 04




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