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Ruka Holiday store
E.g., 30.03.2017
Ruka Holiday store
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!

Ruka Holiday store
Flight, train, bus...

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

Ruka Holiday store
Offers & Packages

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

Ruka Holiday store
Tickets to the best night clubs!

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

Ruka Holiday store
Ski Passes
Buy your skipass online and save money.

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


Getting here

There are several ways to get from Helsinki to Ruka, depending on how you wish to travel.

By air from Helsinki to Kuusamo, then by bus

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kuusamo throughout the year. You can find a detailed timetable with all flights at our Travel Shop. The flight takes about an hour and travellers are met at the airport in Kuusamo by a Airport Bus which drops them off at Ruka’s central square, about 25 km from Kuusamo. The SkiBus is the easiest way for downhill skiers to reach the village from Kuusamo centre.  Ruka SkiBus also provides a free service around the village.

By car

Ruka is 800 km from Helsinki by the shortest road route. Helsinki and Kuusamo are connected by highways E75 and 5, or you can travel via the city of Oulu. There are plenty of round-the-clock service stations and food outlets along the way. The best place to leave your car is the underground car park in Ruka, located in the pedestrianized town centre. The car park is within walking distance of Ruka and just 20 metres from the slopes. Parking costs 1,5 euro per hour or 15 euros for the whole day.

By train and bus

There are three railway stations located near Ruka – Oulu, Rovaniemi, and Kemijärvi. All of them are easy to reach by train from Helsinki. See timetable for train and bus connenction from Helsinki via Oulu to Ruka. You can find a detailed timetable showing all trains on the Finnish Railways (VR) website. There is a daily coach service operating from Oulu and Rovaniemi to Kuusamo. The bus and coach station in Kuusamo is several minutes’ walk from the railway station. Ruka can be reached by a local bus which runs from Kuusamo. A mixed rail-and-car option is also available. Cars are loaded onto a night train which takes them from Helsinki to Kemijärvi, so that drivers and passengers can get some sleep and continue their journey in the morning.

By Onnibus from Helsinki to Ruka

Onnibus is available from Helsinki to Ruka during December-April. The departure is from Helsinki on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 23.40. The return is from Ruka on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12.15.  The most affordable trips cost only 1 €!

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Airport Bus from Rovaniemi to Suomu, Ruka and Kuusamo 2.12.2016-26.3.2017

Available by pre-orders according to the schedule below. Price one way Rovaniemi airport - Kuusamo 37 €, Rovaniemi airport - Suomu 32 €. When travelling to/from Rovaniemi railway station, there is an additional price 5 €/one way. Bookings minimum 1 day in advance: Inqueries:, tel. +358 20 7413 710

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Rovaniemi-Suomu-Ruka-Kuusamo Mon, Fri 1)
Wed 2), Sun 3)
Approximated departure from Rovaniemi Airport* appr. 11:30 appr.  11:30
Hotel Suomutunturi appr.  12:50 appr.  12:50
Ruka village appr.  13:50 appr.  13:50
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki appr.  14:10 appr.  14:10
Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo appr.  14:20 appr.  14:20

* Departure to Suomu, Ruka and Kuusamo as soon as the flight in question has arrived in Rovaniemi. Departure route is the same as above, in reverse order.  
1) Norwegian flights on Mondays and Fridays: LWG-RVN 5:50-11:10 (D82968), valid 2.12.2016-24.3.2017. Return flight from Rovaniemi on Mondays and Fridays at 11:50. 
2) Germania flights on Wednesdays: ZRH-RVN 6:30-10:00 (GM3578) 18.12.2016, ZRH-RVN 6:40-11:10 (GM3578), valid 21.12.2016-26.3.2017 and SXF-RVN 6:55-10:35 (ST6374), valid 1.2.-22.3.2017. Departure to Kuusamo according to the flight arriving the last. Return flight from Rovaniemi on Wednesdays 11:20 and Sundays at 10:30. 
3) Germania flights on Sundays: ZRH-RVN 7:00-11:30 (GM3578), valid 18.12.2016-26.3.2017 and SXF-RVN 06:05-09.45 (ST6374), valid 29.1.-22.3.2017. Departure to Kuusamo according to the flight arriving the last. Return flight from Rovaniemi on Wednesdays 11:55 and Sundays at 12:20. 

Shuttle bus can be booked by all guests (arriving by other flights or by train) as long as there is no delay for the departure of the shuttle bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo. 

Kuusamo-Ruka-Suomu-Rovaniemi Mon, Fri 1)
Wed 2), Sun 3)
Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo 7:00 6:00
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 7:10 6:10
Ruka village 7:30 6:30
Hotel Suomutunturi 8:30 7:309
Rovaniemi airport 9:50 8:50
Rovaniemi railway station 10:20 9:20
Bus returns to Rovaniemi airport and departures to Kuusamo* 10:50 10:50

We reserve the right for changes.