Riisitunturi talvella, kuva Harri Tarvainen

New at Ruka-Kuusamo

Ruka-Kuusamo is growing and developing

Check out the upcoming renovations in the Ruka-Kuusamo area and enjoy the new services on your next holiday. Welcome to experience the developing Ruka-Kuusamo!

Masto slope area renewed by winter 2023-2024

Finland's first eight-person high-speed Masto Express chairlift and four new ski slopes will be built in Masto slope area. The area's snowmaking capacity will also be significantly strengthened with the purchase of 40 new snow cannons. Construction work will start in May, and the renovations will be ready in November 2023.

Masto Maailman paras perheille

New services in Ruka-Kuusamo

The variety of adventures is constantly developing in Ruka-Kuusamo. Also new, interesting accommodation services are opened all the time.

We aim to keep our focus on sustainability issues when creating new services in the area. One example is a new train & bus connection to Ruka Karaoke Carnival


Kuusamo's Christmas windows

1.12.2023 - 7.1.2024

The grand opening of the Masto slope area

6.12.2023 - 9.12.2023
Harmaa Rinne 2024 header small logo

Harmaa Rinne Festival

22.3.2024 - 23.3.2024
Two new route flights from Central Europe to Kuusamo for winter 2023-2024

Flight connections from Europe to Kuusamo will improve again when Eurowings starts flights from Düsseldorf and Edelweiss from Zürich to Kuusamo in the winter of 2023-2024. 

There will be one weekly flight from Düsseldorf on Sundays from mid-January to mid-March. The route from Zürich to Kuusamo will operate on Fridays from early February until late March.

Talking about Kuusamo Airport: Finavia renewed the runway lighting system to energy efficient led lights and renovated the apron coating during summer 2023. 

New services for travellers: Rovaniemi Shuttle Bus and luggage transportation from home to Ruka

Using a new shuttle bus service, you get to travel directly from Ruka to Rovaniemi Airport during winter 2023-2024.

Shuttle service is running 2.12.2023-30.3.2024 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Shuttlebus price is 50 €/person/one-way (Rovaniemi Airport/Santa Claus Village - Ruka or Ruka - Santa Claus Village/Rovaniemi airport).

As a new service, transportation of skis and luggage from Helsinki metropolitan area to Ruka is now available. The "Sukset Rukalle" (Skis to Ruka) service will start at the end of November 2023, and reservations can be made already!

New and enlargened restaurants

RUOK Burger is expanding into the former premises of Hanko Sushi. From the end of November 2023 onwards, the restaurant will have over 50 customer seats, up from the previous 30.

Since September 2023, Hugo has been in charge of the restaurant offerings at Boutique Hotel Ruka Peak. Restaurant Peak will be serving all diners (instead of only as a private restaurant), and lunch will also be available soon. A second dining area will be opened upstairs around Christmas 2023, operating on a casual dining principle.

Dining in the Kujala Reindeer Farm private restaurant is now possible and the delisicous menu is prepared by Aleksi Härkin Catering.

Familiar place, new name: Former Vuosselin Pirtti has new owners, new concept and new name Ruka's Livingroom

Gravel biking is taking big leaps in Ruka-Kuusamo

This popular form of cycling is gaining a strong foothold in Ruka-Kuusamo with the development of a new concept and new routes from autumn 2023 onwards. Gravel biking is especially popular in Central Europe and is continually growing in popularity in Finland. From a tourism perspective, gravel biking also holds significant potential.

Retkipyöräilyä Ruka-Kuusamossa
Parking in Ruka village will be supervised from 1.8.2023 onwards

Parking in Ruka village area is supervised by ParkkiPate from 1.8.2023 onwards. The goal is to increase safety and comfort in Ruka village area.

Dog park opened near Ruka village in July 2023

Ruka dog park is located along the pedestrian route winding from Talvijärvi to Ruka village. Walking distance to the park is about 150 metres from the parking lots in Ruka village and in Talvijärventie road area. The dog park is appr. 15000m2 large and it consists of one part (no separate sections for small and large dogs).

Rukan koirapuisto, kuva Salla Karhumaa