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Summer in Ruka and Kuusamo is full of adventures. Rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and lots of other activities are waiting for you!

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Travelling
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Flight to Kuusamo or train to Oulu now under 130 € return.

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Package deals and offers for the whole Ruka-Kuusamo area - book now!

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Tickets to the best night clubs!

The top Finnish artists and the best party in the nights clubs of Ruka village.

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Buy your skipass online and save money.

Family ski pass: 30 % additional discount for the children!

SKI PASS PRICES

How to travel around Ruka and Kuusamo

Ski-lifts, shops and services in Ruka are all in walking distance of the hotels. The best way to travel around the surrounding area is by car, but you can also manage well without a car as the village, the town of Kuusamo and other locations are connected by buses, which will take you where you want to go quickly and easily.

Buses from Kuusamo airport

PRICES adult/child DEPARTURE POINT DEPARTURE TIME
10 e/5 e Ruka village (southern loop) 1 h 45 min before the departure of the flight
7 e/4 e Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 1 h 25 min before the departure of the flight
  Kuusamo Airport 1 h 15 min before the departure of the flight

A bus service operates all the year round between Kuusamo airport and Ruka village, meeting passengers from all regular flights. It also provides an excellent service between different points in and around Ruka: just ask the driver to stop where you need. Please note that the bus does not go to the centre of Kuusamo. In the summertime a bus service from Kuusamo airport to Salla can drop you at two starting points on the popular Bear’s Trail hiking route. The first point is the Hautajärvi tourist centre, and the second is Ristikallio car park. The bus from Kuusamo airport to Salla only drops passengers in Ruka village on request. If you need to be dropped there, please put in a request by calling Pohjolan Matka, tel. +358 400 130 298.

Karhunkierros bus Kuusamo - Hautajärvi

This comfortable bus travels between entry points to the Karhunkierros trail, Kuusamo and Ruka village. The bus from Kuusamo airport to Salla will take you from Kuusamo airport to Hautajärvi where you can connect to the Karhunkierros bus. 

Valid 6.6.-10.8.2016. ​No traffic on Midsummer Eve (Friday 24.6.2016) or Midsummer Day (Saturday 25.6.2016).

Kuusamo-Salla Mon-fri (RC) Mon-fri (PM) Sat (PM) Mon-fri (RB)
Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo 7:10 13:55 | 16:05
Hotel Kuusanka 7:11 13:56 | |
Kuusamo Bus Station 7:15 14:05* 14:05* 16:15
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 7:25 14:10 14:10 16:25
Rukajärvi 7:40 | | X
Ruka village (southern loop) 7:45 14:35 14:35 16:40
Juuma crossroads 8:00 X X X
Juuman Retkietappi 8:10 | | |
Riekamontie X | | |
Käylä 8:25 (1) 14:50 14:50 17:00
Ristikallio parking place 8:35 X   17:10
Oulanka X X   |
Karhunkierros Nature Centre (Hautajärvi) 8:45 15:20 15:20 |
Niemelä 8:55 | | |
Sallatunturi 9:15 | | |
Salla 9:25 (2) | | |

 

Salla-Kuusamo Mon-fri (RB) Mon-fri (RC) Mon-fri (PM) Sat (PM)
Salla | 11:00 (3) | |
Sallatunturi | 11:10 | |
Niemelä | 11:25 | |
Karhunkierros Nature Centre (Hautajärvi) | 11:35 15:35 16:05
Oulanka | X X X
Ristikallio parking place | 11:45 X X
Käylä 6:45 12:00 (4) 16:00 16:30
Riekamontie | X | |
Juuman Retkietappi X 12:15 | |
Juuma crossroads 6:50 12:25 X X
Ruka village (southern loop) 7:00 12:40 16:20 16:50
Rukajärvi 7:05 12:45 | |
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 7:20 13:00 16:40 17:10
Kuusamo Bus Station 7:35 13:10 (5) 16:50* 17:15*
Hotel Kuusanka | 13:14 T |
Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo | 13:15 T |

X = Stops if needed, no exact time. 
= No bus connection. 
T = On request. 
* = Connection from Oulu at 14:00, to Oulu at 17:45. 
1) Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:25 Käylä -> Oulanka Visitor Centre at 8:40. 
2) Mon-Fri at 14:35 Salla -> Kemijärvi -> Rovaniemi at 17.05.  
3) Mon-fri at 9:15 Kemijärvi railway station -> Salla at 10:40. 
4) Mon-fri at 11:40 Oulanka Visitor Centre -> Käylä  at 11:55.
5) Mon-fri at 13:20 Kuusamo -> Oulu at 16:30. 

RC= Ruka Charter Oy, +358 40 7222 022, rainer.rontti@rukacharter.fiwww.rukacharter.fi
PM = Pohjola Matka, +358 201 303 520 (8,35 cnt/call + 16,69 cnt/min), bussit.kuusamo@pohjolanmatka.fi, www.pohjolanmatka.fi
RB = RukaBussit,  +358 8 868 1700, www.rukahuolto.fi

PRICES Adults Kids > 12 yrs
Kuusamo-Ruka 6,80 € 3,40 €
Kuusamo-Hautajärvi 13,70 € 6,90 €
Kuusamo-Ristikallio 11,80 € 5,90 €
Kuusamo-Juuma 10,10 € 5,10 €
Ruka-Hautajärvi 10,10 € 5,10 €
Ruka-Ristikallio 6,80 € 3,40 €
Ruka-Juuma 6,10 € 3,10 €

 

We reserve the rights for changes. 

Hiking Bus ("Retkibussi") Kuusamo - Oulanka

Valid from Monday to Friday during 6.6.-10.8.2016 (not available on Midsummer Eve 24.6.2016). This bus connection takes day trip hikers to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (Juuma) and Kiutaköngäs (Oulanka Visitor Centre). 

Kuusamo - Oulanka Departure Oulanka - Kuusamo Departure
Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo 08:00 Oulanka Visitor Centre 14:30
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 08:10 Juuman Retkietappi 15:00
Rukajärvi X Ruka village (southern loop) 15:25
Ruka village (southern loop) 08:35 Rukajärvi X
Juuman Retkietappi 09:00 Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 15:50
Oulanka Visitor Centre 09:30 Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo 16:00


Prices: 10 €/one way or 15 €/return. Children under 12 years -50 %. Bus drives via Rukajärvi road. This bus connection is sponsored by the town of Kuusamo, Ruka-Kuusamo Tourist Association, Hotel Rantasipi Rukahovi, Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki, Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo, Rukapalvelu, Rukabuses and Rukahuolto. Operated by Rukabuses, tel. +358 8 8681 700.

Taxis in Kuusamo and Ruka

If you are staying in a cottage community, you can reach Ruka easily and cheaply by taxi. When travelling to Karhunkierros, we recommend teaming with other tourists to order a kimppa - taxi. You can find fellow travellers here. This is a good way of saving money and making new friends!

Taxi transfer to Karhunkierros Trail for groups

ROUTES AND PRICES (prices starting from) 1-2 persons, €  3-4 persons, €  5-6 persons, €
Ruka-Juuma 40 45 50
Ruka-Ristikallio  50 55 60
Ruka-Kiutaköngäs 50 55 60
Ruka-Kuusamo  50 55 60
Ruka-Hautajärvi  75 85 90
Kuusamo-Juuma 80 90 95
Kuusamo-Kiutaköngäs  85 95 100
Kuusamo-Ristikallio 85 95 100

A joined taxi is a great way of getting to Karhunkierros from Ruka. If you are travelling by car, we recommend to park your car at Ruka Parking hall or other parking spots at Ruka or at Karhunkierros Visitor Center at Hautajärvi along the road to Salla (road number 950). Bookings: Rukan Taksipalvelu, tel. +358 8 8681 222, Taxi Centre Kuusamo-Ruka (KuRu taxi), tel. +358 100 84200. Special prices for bigger groups!

SkiBus at Ruka area during winter 2015-2016 - free of charge!

LINE 1 LINE 1 LINE 2 LINE 2
Ruka village - Ruka East
Ruka village, Royal Ruka, Vuosselinrinne, Vuosseli, SkiBistro
Departure time from Ruka village (southern loop)
Ruka East - Ruka village
SkiBistro, Vuosseli, Vuosselinrinne, Royal Ruka, Ruka village
Departure time from SkiBistro: 
Ruka village - Ruka West
Ruka village, Rukatonttu, Kelokivakka, Rukan Salonki
Departure time from Ruka village (southern loop):
Ruka West - Ruka village
Rukan Salonki, Rantaruka, S-Market, Rukanriutta, Ruka village
Departure time from Rukan Salonki: 
09:45 10:00 09:15 09:25
10:45 11:00 10:15 10:25
11:45 12:00 11:15 11:25
12:45 13:00 12:15 12:25
13:45 14:00 13:15 13:25
14:45 15:00 14:15 14:25
15:45 16:00 15:15 15:25
16:45 17:00 16:15 16:25
17:45 18:00 17:15 17:25
18:45 19:00 18:15 18:25
    19:15  

Ruka-Kuusamo SkiBus Timetable & route map (pdf)

The SkiBus provides a service between Ruka and Kuusamo, stopping at all main points (bus terminal, restaurants and shops). It is a convenient way of getting around the Ruka area. Timetable is valid during 20.11.2015-1.5.2016, Monday-Sunday (during winter only). Bank holidays according to Sunday timetable. SkiBus is free of charge for all guests in Ruka area! SkiBus operates also from Kuusamo to Ruka during the opening hours of the ski lifts (see bus fees from the link above).  On Christmas Eve 24.12.2015 service is available on Ruka area until 14:15 and from Kuusamo to Ruka until 13:15 (the last departure from Ruka to Kuusamo at 12:45). On Christmas Day 25.12.201t the bus traffic starts at Ruka area at 10:15 and the first departure from Kuusamo to Ruka at 10:55, from Ruka to Kuusamo at 12:45). Operated by: Pohjolan Matkat, +358 201 303 520 (8,35 cnt/call + 16,69 cnt/min), bussit.kuusamo@pohjolanmatka.fi, www.pohjolanmatka.fi

Parking in Ruka

The best place to leave your car is the heated underground car park in Ruka village, which has 320 car places and is conveniently located just one-minute’s walk from the ski lifts and main resort services. Parking costs 1,5€ per hour or 15€ for the whole day. You can also find free parking in Ruka, including spots near the ski lifts.

When planning a trip to Ruka we recommend to check section Getting here

Busses, taxis and other transfers

Ruka Parking
Park your car comfortably indoors!
Taxi Centre Kuusamo-Ruka
Call for a taxi and we will pick you up +358 100 84200.
Rukankyläntie 6
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 40 860 8392 (emengencies only)
Puh.:
+358 100 84200
E-mailtilaus@kuusamontaksi.fi
Rukariutta 1
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 8 868 1700, +358 40 511 3054
E-mailesa.rontti@rukahuolto.fi
Rukajärventie 25
93830 RUKATUNTURI
Puh.:
+358 8 868 1222
E-mailsaapunki@rukataksi.fi
Villeläntie 4
93600 KUUSAMO
Puh.:
0201 303 520
E-mailbussit.kuusamo@pohjolanmatka.fi
Rukanriutta 15
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 8 8514 001, +358 400 457 105
E-mailmyynti@spatsi.com
Puh.:
+358 40 540 3879, +358 40 7040 638
E-mailinfo@rukatravels.fi

Ruka Charter Oy

Nurminiementie 18 C 6
93600 Kuusamo
Puh.:
+358 40 7222 022 Rainer Rontti
E-mailrainer.rontti@rukacharter.fi