Company – Ruka Pro Guides, Ruka-Kuusamo, Finland

The company was founded in 2009 by two pioneers in the tourism industry and guides: Eki Karjalainen and Esa Rontti.

Eki has been a wilderness guide in Kuusamo and Ruka for the past 20 years. Additionally, he has trained up and coming wilderness guides in Kuusamo. These guides are needed in the wilderness throughout the year. He also acts as an evaluator for the examinations for wilderness-, fishing and nature guides.

Esa has occasionally acted as a guide as well, but he mostly runs the Ruokahuolto –company, which specializes in renting snowmobiles. On top of that, Esa owns the Rukabussit –company, which offers transportation for groups of all sizes. Esa also has plenty of experience in moving and operating in Russia.

Wilderness and Nature Guide Qualification, an Entrepreneurs’ Degree, a Qualification Test Administrator, Fishing Guide Qualification and Teacher’s Pedagogical Qualification.Tel: +358 44 205 0468

E-mail: erkki.karjalainen(at)

Tel: +358 40 511 3054
E-mail: esa.rontti(at)

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