The Ruka-Kuusamo area is located close to Finland’s eastern border and the Arctic Circle, only an hour’s flight from Helsinki. The nearest railway station is in Kemijärvi, approximately an hour’s drive from Ruka.
Ruka is one of the most popular ski resorts in Finland. The ski season lasts over 200 days. The varying terrain of Ruka’s 30 ski slopes offers great skiing for skiers of all levels, from beginners to professionals. There is also a wide range of other winter activities available at Ruka.
Things to see and do in winter
- downhill skiing
- cross-country skiing
- huskies and reindeer
- winter fishing
- rapid floating
In summer, the Ruka-Kuusamo area is bursting with fun things to do. Enjoy the natural beauty of the wilderness on hiking trails or on the many lakes and rivers. Oulanka National Park and its famous Karhunkierros Trail are popular destinations year after year.
Things to see and do in summer
- white water rafting, canoeing and rapid floating
- mountain biking
- golf, minigolf and disc golf
- ATV rides
- horse riding
- bird-watching platforms and nature photography
- The Predator Center
- Summer Sled Track
Please visit www.ruka.fi for more variety and details of activities.
After a day out in the wilds, enjoy the relaxing warmth of the sauna and a dip in the lake. There is also a wide range of wellness treatments and massages available. The restaurants offer fresh, local delicacies such as reindeer meat and fish. Round off the evening in a bar or nightclub, events and performers are easily found in Ruka Events Calendar.
More information on events at www.ruka.fi/events