Many restaurants serve traditional European cuisine. But don’t miss the chance to try delicious local dishes, all of them cooked using local products: mushrooms, fresh venison, bear meat and other game. You can also enjoy fresh berries and berry drinks.
Ruka village is full of choices when it comes to dining. The Piste restaurant, located near the slopes, offers Lapland-style hotpot, a choice of mixed soups and dozens of other dishes. You can take a break from skiing to drink a cup of hot coffee on the open terrace with a view over the slopes. Restaurant Kaltiokivi specializes in Finnish cuisine. Restaurant Rukan Kuksa is a cosy restaurant with a homely atmosphere and signature cuisine from its friendly chef. It uses only local products and offers exclusively traditional Lapland dishes. Subway offers traditional sandwiches and salads for a quick break from the slopes, and pizza is always available at the Kotipizza and Classic Pizza Ruka.
The Riipinen restaurant at the foot of Kelo slope offers dozens of dishes from fresh local game, including venison, hare, bear and moose meat.