• Snow Shoe

    Enjoy the Snow!

    Plenty of different activities

  • River Rafting

    Nature's Own Amusement Park!

    Rafting is suitable for the whole family

  • Reindeers

    Exotic Lapland

    Get into the heart of the northern life

  • Huskyt

    Take a Husky Ride!

    Exciting husky rides

  • Tundra Cooking Courses and Catering

    Tundra Cooking Courses and Catering

    gourmet pleasures and aesthetic experiences

  • Karhut

    Enjoy unique nature experiences

    in summer nights!

Ruka Villa Services

We want to serve our customers with the best quality before and during the trip. We hope that you tell us your wishes and requests about the services and activities you wish to do during your visit, and we will direct you to our co-operators. As our guest, you will receive top class service. You can contact us on the phone 24/7.


FOOD AND CATERING SERVICES

tundra pieniChef and ceramist Jarmo Pitkänen / Studio Restaurant Tundra

He provides gourmet pleasures and aesthetic experiences. You can experience them for example in his private restaurant, cooking classes and ceramic studio. The northern flavor of Tundra´s delicious meals served in own hand made dishes will provide you unforgettable experience. It is possible to serve meals even in your villa when the event can be planned and tailor made especially for you.  

Bookings and more information (please mention you are staying at Rukavillas):
tel. +358 (0)40 773 8000/ Jarmo Pitkänen
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www.tundra.fi

rukapeak pieniChalet Hotel and restaurant Ruka Peak 

RukaPeak is a small alp-style restaurant and hotel located on top of the Ruka fell, serving homemade food from local ingredients. If you book a table reservation, you will get a free one way taxi ride, provided by RukaPeak (minimum of 4 people)! The spa world of RukaPeak offers a unique experience.

Bookings and more information (please mention you are staying at Rukavillas):
tel. +358 (0)8 868 4100
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www.rukapeak.fi

Tailor Made Services 

We can arrange also  tailor made services (breakfast, dinner, ”starting pack” ready in the fridge when you arrive.

Bookings and more information:
tel. +358 (0)400 935 361/ Kari Tuomola
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ACTIVITIES

Different outdoor activities all year round for our customers provided by:

Ruka Adventures (please mention you are staying at Rukavillas):
tel. +358 (0)8 852 2007
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www.rukaadventures.fi

Rukapalvelu (please mention you are staying at Rukavillas): 
tel. +358 (0)10 271 0500
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www.rukapalvelu.fi 


karhut pieniBEAR WATCHING AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHING

Enjoy unique nature experiences in summer nights! Join the guided watching tours near the east border of Finland. You can see bears, “the kings of the forest”, hawks and eagles from up close! The guide will tell you stories about bears and other animals, and there are also good possibilities to see bear cubs!

The viewing is organized from three different booths, where there are 20 spots for viewing/ taking pictures altogether. The spots are equipped with holes in the wall for taking pictures and soft, comfy chairs. For your use is also a tripod and other equipment for your camera and in the bunkbed, you can rest if you wish. There are also toilet facilities from a safe distance from the booths.

Bear watching starts at midday, around 4-6PM depending on the time of year. We spend the evening at the booths and we leave at midnight the latest, but upon request there is a possibility to stay the whole night in the booth. The drive from Kuusamo to the spot is about 40 minutes and we ask you to be there at the time agreed. You will get driving instructions and all other necessary information after booking. Transportation available upon request.

  • Price 100 € /person (incl. VAT).
  • The price includes the tour and insurance. Transportation fees will be agreed separately. We also offer group discounts!
  • Time of year May-September

Welcome to booth of Karhukuvaus Kuusamo!

We also offer tailor made nature photographing possibilities; northern lights, views, plants, eagles, ospreys etc.

Bookings and more information:
tel. +358 (0)400 935 361/ Kari Tuomola
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SNOWSHOE TOURS          

Let’s go and fall in love with fantastic views and spend the day on a trip in the middle of the most beautiful winter nature! Our national parks are always open and in the winter time you can easily get to know them in sunshine or moonshine by using snowshoes. Tours include the guide, delicious snacks, transportation, snowshoes and sticks and also the insurance. We can offer you a tailor-made trip, or you can choose from the following:

To Pyhävaara with snowshoes, day or night

Pyhävaara in winter is a magical place. Snowy trees along the route seem to bow in moonshine, sunshine or in the sparkle of the northern lights. You will hear the Seita story of Pyhävaara and we’ll enjoy the peacefulness of the old forest. At the hut, we will make a campfire and make a coffee.

  • Duration 3-4 hours.
  • Length of the trip 2-5km, depending on the condition of the group and chosen routes.  
  • The route is technically easy and suitable for everyone in good, average condition, but it does include rises.
  • Minimum amount of people attending: 2
  • Price 69 €/person. 

vaara320Mountain of Riisitunturi natureparks winter

The mountain Riisitunturi is a winter wonderland! The snowy trees at the top of the peak are a beautiful and unique phenomenon and look like magical creatures, and the silent view continues for as long as you can see. We will go to the top by using snowshoes and on the way, we will get to know the nature of Riisitunturi, hear stories from the travelers on the mountains and we’ll enjoy snacks on the campfire.

  • Duration 5-6 hours including transportation from Ruka
  • Length 4-5 km
  • The route is easy and suitable for everybody
  • Minimum amount of people attending: 4
  • Price 89 €/person

The wintery white waters of Oulanka

The white waters in the Oulanka nature park flow freely even in the wintertime. On the shore of Myllykoski you can see different birds diving in to the freezing water and the snowy trees standing along the wavy whitewater. The snowshoe route follows the shore of the river and goes to the middle of the wintery forest at times. We’ll put up a campfire next to the old mill and with good luck the Siberian jays may come and greet us.

  • Duration 5-6 hours including transportation from Ruka.
  • Length 2-5km, depending on the route and the condition of the participants.
  • The route is easy and suitable for everyone. There is a suspension bridge along the route.
  • Minimum amount of people attending: 4
  • Price 89 €/person

Bookings and more information:
puh. +358 (0)50 560 6633/ Piritta Liikka
tel. +358 (0)400 935 361/ Kari Tuomola
tel. +358 (0)40 753 0035/ Päivi Saveljeff
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FISHING AT LOHILAMPI

Go and fish at a private salmon pond (3 hectare) and experience the peacefulness and silence of the wilderness. There is a hut on the shore of the pond, a campfire and WC. For your use, there is a rowing boat and fishing equipment, but you can also use your own fishing equipment.   

The pond is perfect for daytime trips. Alongside the fishing, you can also make campfire coffee and grill sausages - and if you were lucky you can grill also the salmon you have just caught! 

Bookings and more information (please mention you are staying at Rukavillas):
tel. +358 (0)40 773 0128/ Kyösti Aikkila
tel. +358 (0)400 389 621/ Seija Aikkila