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Are you our Winter Wilderness Guide at Ruka Safaris?

Are you an adventure enthusiast with a deep passion for the great outdoors? Do you possess excellent outdoor leadership skills and a love for sharing your knowledge with others? If so, Ruka Safaris invites you to join our team as a Wilderness Guide in the breathtaking Ruka Kuusamo region. 


As a Wilderness Guide at Ruka Safaris, you will have the opportunity to lead guided tours and excursions into the wilderness of Ruka Kuusamo. You will be working in a experienced team of guides.

Your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Leading groups of guests on hiking and snowmobiling trips, providing guidance, and ensuring their safety throughout the journey.
  • Sharing your extensive knowledge of the local flora, fauna, and natural landmarks to enrich the guests’ experience.
  • Demonstrating expertise in wilderness survival skills, first aid, and navigation to ensure preparedness for any situation.
  • Promoting environmental conservation and Leave No Trace principles to protect and preserve the natural environment.  


  • Proven experience as a Wilderness Guide or a similar role in leading outdoor adventures.
  • Strong outdoor leadership skills with the ability to handle groups of various sizes and demographics.
  • Knowledge of the Ruka Kuusamo region, including its geography, wildlife, and cultural aspects.
  • Communication skills in English and interpersonal skills to engage with guests and create memorable experiences.
  • Current certifications in Wilderness First Aid and any other relevant outdoor qualifications are preferred.
  • Commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable tourism practices.

How to Apply: 

If you are ready to embark on an exciting journey as a Wilderness Guide with Ruka Safaris, please submit the following to:

Updated resume, highlighting your relevant experience and outdoor certifications.

A cover letter detailing your passion for wilderness guiding and why you believe you would be a valuable addition to our team.Join us in connecting people with nature and providing extraordinary wilderness experiences that will last a lifetime. We look forward to receiving your application!