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Ruka Holiday store
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E.g., 18.09.2020
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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

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 FINNAIR FLIGHT

Airport bus between Kuusamo Airport and Ruka is operated by Pohjolan Matka. The airport shuttle bus is also available to other passengers according to Finnair flight schedules (eg Lufthansa in winter).

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 €/4 € Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 10 minutes
10 €/5 € Ruka village (southern loop) 30 minutes

Airport bus from Ruka to Kuusamo Airport

PRICES adult/child DEPARTURE POINTS DEPARTURE TIME
10 €/5 € Ruka village (southern loop) 1 h 45 min before the departure of the flight
7 €/4 € 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). From Ruka Village bus leaves, for Finnair flights 1h 45min before departure and Lufthansa 2h before departure. Please note that if Lufthansa flights are delayed the bus will not wait for customers. Bus does not go to the centre of Kuusamo. Operated by Pohjolan Matka, Villeläntie 4, 93600 KUUSAMO. tel. 0201 303 520 (8,35 snt/call+ 16,69 snt/min), bussit.kuusamo@pohjolanmatka.fi.

KARHUNKIERROS BUS KUUSAMO-SALLA-KUUSAMO 

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

Karhunkierros Bus from Kuusamo to Juuma, Oulanka and Hautajärvi during 7.8.-16.10.2020

Ruka Charter (RC) drives only on Mondays and Fridays during 10.8.-25.9.2020. 
Rukahuolto (RH) drives on Monday-Friday during  11.8.-16.10. on the following lines: Kuusamo-Ruka-Ristikallio and Käylä-Ruka-Kuusamo.
*) To get to Oulanka Visitor Centre and Juuma: Please change bus at Juuma crossroads.
"-" sign on the schedule means that the bus does not stop at this stop and "X" means it stops when necessary. Schedules and prices www.matkahuolto.fi

Kuusamo-Ruka-Hautajärvi Mon, Fri (RC)
10.8.-25.9.
Mon-Fri (RH)
11.8.-16.10.
Mon-Fri (RH)
11.8.-16.10.
Kuusamo centre (Ervasti square, Kelantie 2) 9.15 14:15 16:10
Kuusamo bus station 9.18 14:20 16:15
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 9.25 - -
Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout) 9.45 14:50 16:40
Juuma (Small Bear Round) - 15:15* -
Oulanka Visitor Centre - 15:30* -
Käylä Sale 10.05 15:25 17:00
Ristikallio parking place 10.15 15:35 17:10
Karhunkierros Visitor Centre (Hautajärvi) 10.30 - -
Hautajärvi-Ruka-Kuusamo Mon, Fri (RC)
10.8.-25.9.
Mon-Fri (RH)
11.8.-16.10.
Karhunkierros Visitor Centre (Hautajärvi) 10:35 -
Ristikallio parking place 10:50 -
Käylä Sale 11:00 6:40
Oulanka Visitos Centre - -
Juuma (Small Bear Round) - -
Ruka village (Kumpare roundabout) 11:15 7:00
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki 11:35 -
Kuusamo bus station 11:42 7:30
Kuusamo centre (Ervasti square, Kelantie 2) 11:45 7:33

Prices: matkahuolto.fi; depending on the starting and ending point of travel the trip from Kuusamo to the starting point of Karkunkierros costs approx. 10-15 €/adult, -7-12 €/child.. You can purchase your ticket at the bus or online matkahuolto.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 (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 27.6.-5.9.2020 from Ruka, Kuusamon Tropiikki, Kuusamo city centre and Kuusamo airport to Hossa.

SKIBUS TIMETABLES WINTER 2019-2020: Skibus has stopped operating on Tue 24.3.2020 (all lines: 1, 2 and 3)

SkiBus operates during the winter season usually from mid-November until the end of April. 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 wnter 2019-2020.

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.

RENTAL CARS

Rukapalvelu has two rental cars available in Ruka village (Toyota Avensis and Proace Verso minibus). Cars can be delivered to Kuusamo airport by request. Read more about Rukapalvelu's rental cars >

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 OTAXI Kuusamo-Ruka
Call for a taxi and we will pick you up +358 100 84200.
Rukan Taksipalvelu
Ruka Taxi Service offers taxi and bus services in Ruka and Kuusamo safely and with high-quality.
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
Take a comfy ride!
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)
Rukankyläntie 1
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 100 84200
E-mailtilaus@kuusamontaksi.fi
Rukajärventie 25
93830 RUKATUNTURI
Puh.:
+35860004141
E-mailsaapunki@rukataksi.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