Talvipyöräilyä Ruka-Kuusamossa

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!

New slopes and lifts for winter season 2022-2023

For the first time in its history, Ruka crossed the important limit of a half a million skiing days in the winter season 2021-2022. New slopes and lifts are being built to assure Ruka remains an interesting holiday resort for international guests.

Vuosseli family area will have a new slope and two new lifts

Vuosseli slope area for families will be renews in many ways. The profile of the slopes will be improved and a totally new slop will be added. Poma platter lift will be replaced with a T-bar (length 400 meters, capacity 1200 persons per hour). Bistro platter lift will be replaced with a new platter lift (length 350 meters, capacity 750 persons per hour). 

We will build a new snow park for beginners. There will be two versatile lines with press boxes and jumps of all kinds. 

New slope and lifts will be ready during winter season 2022–2023. The scale of this investment is 1,5 million euros. 

Ruka Vuosselin rinteet

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.

Three new restaurants opening at Ruka area

Tasters of Italian flavors will be available from November 2022 onwards, when Ristorante il Gufo is opening at the base of Vuosseli slope area. Another Italian restaurant - Vespino - will be serving delicacies in Ruka village from December 2022 onwards. More information coming soon! 

A new private restaurant Kataja will be opening in igloo village Magical Pond at the beginning of December 2022. And Restaurant Villisika will be renovated too. 

New Nature & Adventure Park by Rukapalvelu

Rukapalvelu opens a new adventure park in January 2023 in Pohjanseita Wilderness Camp. Park adventures include huskies, reindeer and snowmobile riding for kids. 

Rukapalvelu huskyt
Self-service laundry at Ruka village and Ruka Valley

There is a self-service laundry at the receptions of Ski-Inn Hotel RukaVillage and Ski-Inn Hotel RukaValley, operating on a walk-in basis (no advance reservations). RukaVillage has 2 washing machines and RukaValley has 3 washing machines. The price of self-service washing is 8 €/wash/machine, detergent 1 €/capsule.

Ruka Valley - upea kyläkeskus Valtavaaran kupeessa
Hairdresser services in Ruka village

From September 2022, barbershop services will again be available in Ruka village, when the HairWeAre salon will be opened in the premises of Day Spa Ruka Beauty & Wellness. The grand opening will be held on 20.9.2022 at 15-18, welcome to visit!

The most versatile Bike Park in the north is developing all the time!

Ruka Bike Park offers both beginner-friendly and more challenging built-in flow trails, as well as path-like technical trails. Bike washing areas, e-bike charging stations and other services for bikers, as well as new mountain biking trails are being developed.

Ruka Bike Park usually opens mid-June (snow conditions allowing). There are three lifts in use for bikers: Village-2-Valley gondola, Village Express chair lift and Vuosselin Kulma anchor lift.

New trails in Ruka Bike Park during summer 2022

Summer 2022 saw the opening of one new blue flowtrail in Vuosseli area, one new blue flow trail in Ahonlaita area and one red flow trail in Kelo area. In addition, there was one new red technical trail (enduro) in Masto area and an easy green trail from the top of Ruka to Ruka village.

Ruka Bike Park
New bike washing areas and e-bike charging stations

In addition to Piste and RukaValley, bikes can be washed free of charge in the summer in the yard of Hard Trek Café and indoors all year round in the Ruka Wash self-service washing area (additional cost).

A free charging point for e-bikes can be found in the village of Ruka at the foot of the Tykky Scenery Tower. Bikes can also be charged at Hard Trek Café (additional cost, only Shimano chargers).

New bike hire places

Kuusamo Safaris offers now both e-bikes for hire and guided trips in Ruka area on e-bikes on Mondays at 10. 

Ruka Bikes has moved from Ruka village to Rukahuolto premiseses in Rukanportti area (Rukariutta/Riutanpää). 

There's  also a new e-fatbike hire in Vuosseli area. Ruka Trek operates in the premises of Hard Trek Café. You can even have your rental bike delivered to your holiday home!

Sähköpyöräsafari Kuusamo Safariksen matkassa

New/renovated hiking trails and the 41st National Park in Finland

There are plenty of hiking trails in the Ruka-Kuusamo area, some of which are the responsibility of Metsähallitus and some of the city of Kuusamo.

Both actors are constantly renewing the structures of the hiking trails, of course according to the available resources. Renovations focus on accessibility and sustainability. 

Opening of Salla National Park on 11.6.2022

The newest national Park in Finland, Salla National Park, was opened in June 2022. It is the 41st national park in Finland. Please note that there will be several renovation projects in Salla area during autumn 2022. 

Sallan kansallispuisto kuva Juha Paso
Change of route in Valtavaara

Karhunkierros Trail and Valtavaaran huiputus Trail have now been re-routed. The new route is shown with red color in Retkikartta map. 

Nainen ja koira Valtavaaralla
Change of route in Iivaara (Iirinki)

Iirinki Trail have now been re-routed. The new trail is 10,2 km long and the starting point is Rajalampi pond parking area. The renewed trail is described in writing on Nationalparks.fi website and in Retkikartta.fi. 

Iirinki iivaara

New events

Arctic Weekend @ Ruka

Arctic Weekend

7.10.2022 - 8.10.2022