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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
Flight, train, bus...

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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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

Services, shops and lifts 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 SCHEDULED FLIGHT

The airport bus leaves from Ruka village 1 h 45 min before the departure of each scheduled flight. The trip from the airport to Ruka takes about 30 minutes. 

Airport bus between Kuusamo Airport and Ruka is operated by Pohjolan Matka. Please check your own flight/route from Pohjolan Matka (content only in Finnish) or from Karhunkierros Bus timetable on this page. The airport shuttle bus is also available to other passengers according to Finnair flight schedules. 

KARHUNKIERROS BUS KUUSAMO-SALLA-KUUSAMO 

This comfortable bus travels between entry points to the Karhunkierros trail, Kuusamo and Ruka village. Find out more about Ruka and Kuusamo in our maps section.

Karhunkierros Bus from Kuusamo to Juuma, Oulanka, Hautajärvi and Salla

Rukahuolto (RH) drives on Monday-Saturday during 24.6.-24.9.2021 from Kuusamo via Ruka and Käylä to Karhukierros Visitor Centre (return). www.rukahuolto.fi
Ruka Charter (RC) operates daily from Ruka to Kuusamo (and to Oulu) from 9.8.2021 onwards. Dogs are also allowed in Ruka Charter busses. Ruka Charter busses travel via road number 5. www.rukacharter.fi
Pohjolan Matka (PM) operates according to Finnair flight schedules. Schedule has been confirmed until 31.8.2021. www.pohjolanmatka.fi, +358 201 303 520 (8,35 snt/puh/call + 16,69 snt/min, international fees apply).
Changes are possible, Ruka-Kuusamo Tourist Association is not responsible for any changes or possible errors in the schedule. 

Prices and tickets:
Depending on the starting and ending point of travel the trip from Kuusamo to the starting point of Karhunkierros costs approx. 10-15 €/adult, 7-12 €/child. You can purchase your ticket at the bus or online matkahuolto.fi.

Karhunkierros Bus Schedule (pdf)

Karhunkierrosbussin kesän aikataulu, Ruka-Kuusamo

Explanations to the schedule: 
On Bank Holidays Sunday schedule applies. 
SS = On Sundays, but during Bank Holidays only on the last consecutive day.
X = Stops if needed.
| = No bus connection via this bus stop.
1) Connection from Kuusamo to Oulu at 10.10 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. 
*) This line operates when Lufthansa flies to Kuusamo.
**) Change busses at Juuma crossroads.

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 (Pieni Karhunkierros) 45 50 55
Ruka-Ristikallio  55 60 65
Ruka-Kiutaköngäs (Oulanka Visitor Centre) 60 65 70
Ruka-Hautajärvi (Karhunkierros Visitor Centre) 80 90 95
Kuusamo-Juuma (Pieni Karhunkierros) 85 95 100
Kuusamo-Kiutaköngäs (Oulanka Visitor Centre) 90 100 110
Kuusamo-Ristikallio 90 100 110
Kuusamo-Hautajärvi 110 120 130

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 Centre at Hautajärvi along the road to Salla (road number 950). Bookings: Rukan Taksipalvelu, tel. +358 6000 4141, Taxi Centre Kuusamo-Ruka (KuRu taxi), tel. +358 100 84200. Special prices for bigger groups and for transfers between Kiutaköngäs and Juuma!

BUS CONNECTION FROM RUKA TO HOSSA AND BACK

Hossabussi operates during 7.6.-10.8.2021 from Ruka, Kuusamon Tropiikki and Kuusamo city centre to Hossa.

SKIBUS TIMETABLES WINTER 2020-2021

SkiBus operates at Ruka area during 13.11.2020-1.5.2021 and from Kuusamo to Ruka during 4.12.2020-1.5.2021. SkiBus is free of charge in Ruka area on lines 1 & 2 with a valid ski pass or for passengers travelling with downhill skiing and snowboarding equipment (not cross-country equipment).  

Sustainability is important for us, so Ruka Ski Resort has been compensating the fuel emissions of the SkiBus in Ruka area since winter 2019-2020.

LAMMINTUPA BUS, WINTER 2020-2021

Valid during 15.12.2020-8.1.2021 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and during 12.1.-5.3.2021 on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lammintupa Bus travels from Ruka village to Winter Village Lammintupa, where adventures can be booked non stop at the location or online in beforehand.

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 shared taxi which is "Kimppataksi" in Finnish. 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!
Rukan Taksipalvelu
Ruka Taxi Service offers taxi and bus services in Ruka and Kuusamo safely and with high-quality.
Taxi Centre OTAXI Kuusamo-Ruka
Call for a taxi and we will pick you up +358 100 84200.
Rukahuolto Ltd / Rukabuses
Snowmobile rentals, service & repairs. Help with your car, electricity, locks etc. Just give us a call or send us a message!
Ruka Charter
Karhunkierros Bus operates on Monday-Friday from 24.5.2021 onwards.
Pohjolan Matka
Pohjolan Matka  buses will take You to Ruka from all over Finland! SkiBus drives in Ruka-Kuusamo area during the ski season. ...
Rukankyläntie 17
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 400 101 600
E-mailpistevuokraamo@ruka.fi
Rukankyläntie 6
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 40 860 8392 (emengencies only)
Rukajärventie 25
93830 RUKATUNTURI
Puh.:
+35860004141
E-mailsaapunki@rukataksi.fi
Rukankyläntie 1
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 100 84200
E-mailtilaus@kuusamontaksi.fi
Rukanriutta 1
93830 RUKATUNTURI
Puh.:
+358 8 868 1700
Mobile+358 40 588 0121
E-mailinfo@rukahuolto.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
Villeläntie 4
93600 KUUSAMO
Puh.:
0201 303 520
E-mailbussit.kuusamo@pohjolanmatka.fi
Leppäojantie 5
69100 Kannus
Puh.:
+358 400 453 855 / Olavi Linkovesi
Mobile+358 40 628 2233
E-mailolavi.linkovesi@procopter.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