New at Ruka and Kuusamo

Ruka-Kuusamo is developing all the time

We aim to make the best ever holiday experience for you - with respect to the magnificent surrounding nature. Welcome to enjoy the new services and activities.

Celebrating new ski lifts at Ruka!

Scenic Gondola Village-2-Valley from Ruka village to Saarua and Vuosseli slope area was opened on 16.11.2018. 

Super fast Village Express chair lift from Ruka village to the top of Ruka was opened on 5.12.2018 for all riders and pedestrians enjoying Finnish Indepence day weekend 5.– 9.12.2018,

News about events

Ruka Nordic Noir on 18.-20.1.2019 is the first authentic Nordic crime fiction festival, full of interesting authors. Ruka Ice Hockey Tournament on 25.-27.1.2019 is now the biggest laid-back ice hockey tournament on natural ice in Europe!  And FIS has confirmed that Ruka Nordic will carry on as a three days long competition for 2019-2022. 

More new cottages for aurora admiring

The glass roofs of Villa Veskaranta allow a direct view to the skies for the Northern Lights of Midnight Sun admirers. Villa Veskaranta is located near Ruka Ski Resort and received its first guests in December 2018. 

New holiday villas to Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki

Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki is growing with almost 80 new villas by the end of 2018 as well as the complete renovation of the standard hotel rooms. 

New at Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki

New winter trails 2018-2019

Snow shoe hikers can admire a beautiful ice sculpture park in the middle of the ski resort, on the top of Saarua hill (December-April). Ice sculpture path is appr. 1 km (from Village-2-Valley gondola top station) or 1,5 km (from Ruka village).

Valtavaara area has seen the rise of the new snowhoe trails 2, 3 ja 5,5 km. Pyhävaara can now be admired on a 4 km winter trail for shoe shoe hikers and fatbike riders. There is also a new 5 km winter fatbike trail in Antinperä (appr. 8 km from Ruka village).