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Activities
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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Ruka Holiday store
Travelling
Flight, train, bus...

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

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Ruka Holiday store
Offers & Packages


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

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Ruka Holiday store
Tickets
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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Ruka Holiday store
Ski Passes
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.

AIRPORT BUS FROM EVERY FLIGHT

Airport bus from Kuusamo Airport to Ruka

PRICES adult/child

DESTINATIONS

DURATION
  Departure: Kuusamo Airport Departure as soon as all passengers have collected their luggage
7 e/4 e Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 10 minutes
10 e/5 e Ruka village (southern loop) 30 minutes

Airport bus from Ruka to Kuusamo Airport

PRICES adult/child DEPARTURE POINTS 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 (Finnair, Lufthansa). Please note that the bus does not go to the centre of Kuusamo. Operated by Pohjolan Matkat, Villeläntie 4, 93600 KUUSAMO. tel. 0201 303 520 (8,35 snt/call+ 16,69 snt/min), bussit.kuusamo@pohjolanmatka.fi.

In winter there's a shuttle bus from and to Rovaniemi Airport during 2.12.2016-30.4.2017 (timetable is suited into Norwegian flights arriving in Central Europe and the bus also stops at the railway station). 

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. Take a look at the Ruka-Kuusamo area maps too. 

SKIBUS TIMETABLES WINTER 2018-2019

SkiBus is free of charge in Ruka area on lines 1 & 2 with a valid ski pass or for passengers travelling with skiing equipment.

During the Ruka Winter Opening weekend from 9th to 11th November SkiBus drives on lines 1 & 2 from 9:15am to 7pm.

SkiBus timetable is valid 16.11.2018-1.5.2019. Sunday timetable is valid on public holidys. 
On Christmas Eve 24.12.2018 service is available on Ruka area until 14.15. 
On Christmas Day 25.12.2018 the bus traffic starts at Ruka area on 10.15.

Karhunkierros bus Kuusamo-Hautajärvi and Kuusamo-Oulanka 1.9.2018-31.5.2019 (winter schedule)

Valid on school days. Not valid 20.-28.10.2018, 22.12.-6.1.2019 and 2.-10.3.2019. Also the bus from Kuusamo airport to Salla (details in Finnish) will take you from Kuusamo airport to Hautajärvi. The airport bus leaves 15 minutes after the arrival of the flight.

Kuusamo-Karhunkierros

MON-FRI
(RB)

MON-FRI
(RB)
MON-FRI
(RB)
Ervastin aukio, Kelantie 2 14:15   16:10
Kitkantie 14 14:16   16:11
Kuusamo bus station 14:20   16:15
Rukajärvi |   X
Ruka village (southern loop) | 14:50 16.40
Ruka school 14:55* 14:55 |
Juuma crossroads   15:05 16:50
Käylä Sale   X 17:00
Ristikallio parking area   X X
Visitor Centre Hautajärvi   X |

 


 

Karhunkierros-Kuusamo MON-FRI
(RB)
MON-FRI
(RB)
Visitor Centre Hautajärvi |  
Ristikallio parking area 7:45  
Käylä school Rinneahontie 3 8:00  
Juuma crossroads 8:35  
Ruka school 8:45* 8:55
Kuusamo bus station   9:30


Also the bus from Salla to Kuusamo airport (details in Finnish) will take you from Hautajärvi to Kuusamo airport.

KUUSAMO-OULANKA MON-FRI
(RB)
MON-FRI
(RB)
MON-FRI
(RB)
Ervastin aukio, Kelantie 2 14:15    
Kitkantie 14 14:16    
Kuusamo bus station 14:20    
Ruka village (southern loop) | 14:50  
Ruka school 14:55* 14:55  
Juuma crossroads   15:05* 15:05
Juuma, Retkietappi     15:15
Oulanka Visitor Centre     15:35


 

OULANKA-KUUSAMO MON-FRI
(RT)
MON-FRI
(RT)
MON-FRI
(RB)
Oulanka Visitor Centre   7:40  
Juuma, Retkietappi 7:25(1) |  
Käylä school, Rinneahontie 3 8:00* 8:00* 8:00
Ruka school     8:45
Ruka village (southern loop)     X
Kuusamo bus station     9:30



Mon-Fri: winter schedule is valid on school days from Monday to Friday. Not valid on school holidays.
X = The bus stops if needed (no exact time).
| = No bus connection.
* = Bus change. Drivers will guide to follow-up connections when changing the bus.
1) Booking required one day in advance tel. +358 8 8681 222.
Prices: matkahuolto.fi; depending on the starting and ending point of travel the trip from Kuusamo to the starting point of Karhunkierros costs approx. 10-20 €/adult, -50 %/child.

RB: Rukabussit, tel. +358 (0)8 868 1700 or +358 (0) 40 5113 054, esa.rontti@rukahuolto.fi
RT: Rukan Taksipalvelu, tel. +358 (0)8 868 1222. 

 

PRICES Adults Children
Kuusamo-Ruka 6,80 € 3,40 €
Kuusamo-Juuma 10,00 € 5,00 €
Kuusamo-Hautajärvi 15,50 € 7,80 €
Kuusamo-Ristikallio 11,80 € 5,90 €
Kuusamo-Salla 22,00 € 11,00 €
Ruka-Salla 17,30 € 8,70 €
Ruka-Hautajärvi 10,00 € 5,00 €
Ruka-Ristikallio 6,80 € 3,40 €
Ruka-Juuma 6,00 € 3,00 €


We reserve the right for changes.

HIKING BUS "RETKIBUSSI" KUUSAMO-KARHUNKIERROS

Valid from Monday to Friday during 4.6.-8.8.2018 (not available on Midsummer Eve Friday 22.6.2018). This bus connection takes day trip hikers to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (Juuma) and Karhunkierros (Ristikallio parking area/Visitor Centre Hautajärvi). 

Kuusamo - Karhunkierros 4.6.-8.8.
Kuusamo bus station 07:15
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 07:25
Ruka village (southern loop) 07:45
Juuma crossroads 08:00
Juuman Retkietappi 08:10
Käylä Sale 08:25
Ristikallio parking area 08:40
Hautajärvi Visitor Centre 08:55

 

Karhunkierros - Kuusamo 4.6.-8.8.
Hautajärvi Visitor Centre 11:35
Ristikallio parking area 11:45
Käylä Sale 12:00
Juuman Retkietappi 12:15
Juuma crossroads 12:25
Ruka village (southern loop) 12:40
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 13:00
Kuusamo bus station 13:10

Hiking bus prices: direction 13,70 €/adult, 6,90 €/child (from Kuusamo); direction 10 €/adult, 5€/child (from Ruka). This line is part of the Karhunkierros Bus from Kuusamo to Hautajärvi (Salla). Operated by:  Ruka Charter, tel. +358 40 7222 022, rainer.rontti@rukacharter.fi

TAXI TRANSFER TO KARHUNKIERROS FOR GROUPS

A readymade group is not always needed; call the taxi centre and tell about your timetable; they will try to gather a group of persons together for the same departure time.

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!

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!

Please note, for a taxi from the Airport to Ruka it is recomended to make a booking in advance.

Busses, taxis and other transfers

Ruka Scenic Gondola
New Village-2-Valley scenic gondola takes you to top of Ruka all year round.
Ruka Parking
Park your car comfortably indoors!
Taxi Centre Kuusamo-Ruka
Call for a taxi and we will pick you up +358 100 84200.
Rukabuses
Rukabussit offers charter bus services with high quality buses and customer service. Operating area is Ruka, Kuusamo, Norhern...
Rukan Taksi ja Huoltopalvelu
Ruka Charter
Take a comfy ride!
Rukankyläntie 17
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 400 101 600
E-mailpistevuokraamo@ruka.fi
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
Nurminiementie 18 C6
93600 Kuusamo
Puh.:
+358 40 7222 022
E-mailinfo@rukacharter.fi

PARKING IN RUKA AREA

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