“There would be no such thing as a hidden gem if it wasn’t hidden.”

Content Creation & Guiding

Discover the Arctic Through My Lens and Expertise

Embark on a journey to the heart of Ruka-Kuusamo and Lapland with tailored experiences that bring the magic of the Arctic to life. As your guide, I offer various services designed for the discerning traveler and outdoor enthusiast. From the ethereal dance of the Northern Lights to the serene wilderness adventures, every moment is an opportunity to capture and cherish.

Outdoors and Technical advise

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Digital Marketing


Ask more by me@mikkosantasalo.com

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Photography and Videography Services:

Capture the essence of Finland’s stunning landscapes through my photography and videography services. Specializing in nature photography workshops and 4K video material, I provide exclusive content that showcases the beauty of Kuusamo’s nature and the vibrant Lapland tours. Whether it’s winter activities or summer explorations, my lens focuses on the extraordinary.

Winter hiking in Oulanka National Park

Guiding Services:

As an outdoor and photography guide, I lead you through the most scenic hiking trails in Kuusamo and beyond. Experience the thrill of wilderness adventures, from camping in Finland’s untouched forests to foraging for nature’s bounties. Join me for a road trip through Ruka, Lapland or a guided tour in the pristine Oulanka and Riisitunturi National Parks.

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Workshops and Learning Experiences with Eeva Mäkinen:

Elevate your skills with our photography workshops, set in the most picturesque Arctic conditions. Learn to photograph the midnight sun, autumn’s leaf peeping, and the aurora borealis. Our workshops are more than just photography; they’re immersive experiences that blend adventure travel in Finland with cultural and wildlife-watching opportunities.

Check also -> www.eevamakinen.com

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Content Creation and Digital Marketing:

Leverage my expertise in website development and SEO to amplify your digital presence. With a focus on creating marketing material that resonates with an outdoor-loving audience, I ensure your message stands out. From social media strategies to maintenance of WordPress sites, my services are comprehensive and tailored to the tourism industry.

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Exclusive Experiences:

Indulge in the exclusive outdoor experiences I offer. From nature retreats in Finland to customized tours in Kuusamo, each adventure is crafted to provide a unique and personal touch. Embrace the Arctic lifestyle and culture, star gaze under clear Lapland skies, or embark on winter hikes and camping expeditions that challenge and inspire.

For inquiries and to learn more about the bespoke services I provide, reach out to me at me@mikkosantasalo.com. Let’s create unforgettable memories and content that captivates.

Life Up North


Spring in Ruka-Kuusamo & Lapland is a season of light and lingering snow, making it ideal for ski hikes and winter pursuits. Capture the early morning frost through your lens and keep an eye out for the northern lights at night.

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Summer is a time of endless daylight and vibrant landscapes. This season is perfect for canoeing, hiking, and fishing. For photographers, the focus shifts to capturing the Midnight Sun and the abundant wildlife.


Fall in Ruka-Kuusamo is a brief but stunning transition as the cycle returns to winter. For a few weeks, nature dons a vibrant red, orange, and yellow palette. For photographers, this season offers the best of both worlds: the vivid autumn colors by day and the mesmerizing Northern Lights by night.

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Winter transforms the landscape into a snow-covered wonderland, starkly contrasting the visited places in summer. With most of the day shrouded in darkness, it’s a time for introspection and preparation. Keep your camera and skis ready to capture those magical moments of light that punctuate the long nights.”

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  • *Full Day Photography 900€ +24% Vat
  • Half Day 600€+ 24%Vat
  • Photo rights ask for an offer by email

*Full day includes 8-10 hours work + editing—minimum 20 exclusive photos.