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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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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 FLIGHT FINNAIR 

Airport bus from Kuusamo Airport to Ruka
In 6.9.-16.11.2019 Friday and Saturday evening flights (AY487/488) are operated by Rukan Taksipalvelu. After that, the operator is Pohjolan Matka until 31.12.2019. 

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 Kuusamo-Hautajärvi and Kuusamo-Oulanka 8.8.2019-29.5.2020 (winter schedule)

Valid on school days during 8.8.2019-29.5.2020 and on Saturdays during 8.8.-14.9.2019. Not valid during school holidays 19.-27.10.2019, 21.12.-6.1.2020 and 29.-8.3.2020. 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)
SAT
(PM)
-14.9.2019
Ervastin aukio, Kelantie 2 14:15   16:10 14:05**
Kitkantie 14 14:16   16:11 |
Kuusamo bus station 14:20   16:15 |
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki | | | 14:10
Rukajärvi |   16:35 |
Ruka village (southern loop) | 14:50 16.40 14:35
Ruka school 14:55* 14:55 | |
Juuma crossroads   15:05 16:50 X
Käylä Sale   X 17:00 14:50
Ristikallio parking area   X 17:10 14:59
Karhunkierros Visitor Centre (Hautajärvi)   X | 15:20
Karhunkierros-Kuusamo MON-FRI
(RB)
MON-FRI
(RB)
SAT
(PM)
-14.9.2019
Visitor Centre Hautajärvi |   16:05
Ristikallio parking area 7:45   16:18
Käylä school Rinneahontie 3 8:00   |
Käylä Sale | | 16:30
Juuma crossroads 8:30   X
Ruka school 8:45* 8:55 |
Ruka village (southern loop) XX | 16:50
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki   | 17:10
Kuusamo bus station   9:30 |
Ervastin aukio, Kelantie 2   | 17:15**


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)     XX
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).
XX = Passenger drop off only.
| = No bus connection.
* = Bus change. Drivers will guide to follow-up connections when changing the bus.
** = Connection from Oulu 14:00, to Oulu 17:45.
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)40 5113054 or info@rukahuolto.fi
RT: Rukan Taksipalvelu, tel. +358 (0)8 868 1222. 
PM: Pohjolan Matka, tel. +358 201 303 520 (special phone call fees apply). 
 

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.

BUS CONNECTION FROM RUKA TO HOSSA AND BACK

During 8.8.2019-29.5.2020 on school days (Mon-Fri, excluding school holidays 19.-27.10.2019, 21.12.2019-6.1.2020, 29.2.-8.3.2020): 
Kuusamo Bus Station - Hossan Lomakeskus 15:00-16:15
Hossan Lomakeskus - Kuusamo Bus Station 06:50-08:40
0perator: Rukabussit, tel. +358 8 8681 700

During summer 2019 there was a special Hossa Bus taking guests for daytrips from Ruka or Kuusamo city centre to Hossa. There was also a connection to Oulu. This bus connection "HossaBussi" worked also as an airport bus from Kuusamo Airport to Hossa. Hossa Bus for Summer 2019 was a success and we aim to carry on with this route in the future summers (possibly until the end of September). 

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.

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.
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)
Rukankyläntie 1
93830 Rukatunturi
Puh.:
+358 100 84200
E-mailtilaus@kuusamontaksi.fi
Rukajärventie 25
93830 RUKATUNTURI
Puh.:
+358 8 868 1222
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
Villeläntie 4
93600 KUUSAMO
Puh.:
0201 303 520
E-mailbussit.kuusamo@pohjolanmatka.fi
Nurminiementie 18 C6
93600 Kuusamo
Puh.:
+358 40 7222 022
E-mailinfo@rukacharter.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

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.


Please notice, that free entrance rule for 1 & 2 Skibus lines concerns only downhill skiing and snowboarding equipment, not cross-country equipment. 

SkiBus Timetables