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.

New pedestrian village and scenic gondola

Ruka takes another step forward in area development with RukaValley and new Village-2-Valley gondola. RukaValley’s area plan is aiming to create 1700 new ski-in ski-out bed places. The total amount of investments in RukaValley is expected to exceed EUR 100 million in the next few years. 

The location of new RukaValley between the ski slopes and Valtavaara nature reserve is unique. In addition to ski slopes, all hiking and skiing trails start literally by the door, continuing all the way to Oulanka National Park. The buildings in RukaValley will have wooden facades and the area is designed to have unique character inspired by the surrounding nature.

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Finnair capacity to Kuusamo increasing significantly

Earlier we were happy to announce the growth in Finnair capacity from Helsinki to Kuusamo, and later on Finnair added one more new flight for winter season 2017-2018. Thus Finnair operates to Kuusamo 2-5 times per day with Airbus or Embraer aircrafts during winter. And summer 2018 flights have seen a significant increase (+50 %) with new flights on Friday evening and Saturday. 

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A new direct route from Frankfurt to Kuusamo

From Frankfurt to Kuusamo by Lufthansa during winter 2017-2018

Accessibility to Kuusamo is developing rapidly: one of the world’s biggest airlines Lufthansa will launch a new route from Frankfurt to Kuusamo from 23rd December 2017 to 7th April 2018. Originally the last flight was planned for 31st March but due to high demand two more flights have been added. The route will be operated with Airbus 320 family aircrafts.  This is the first ever scheduled flight route from a foreign international airport to Kuusamo airport and a remarkable step for Kuusamo. 

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New Village Express ski lift

Village Express will increase the lift capacity in Front slopes area

Improvements during summer 2018 included a super fast detachable Village Express six seater chair lift, increasing the capacity of the old Front slope chair lift to 3000 skiers per hour and cutting the traveling time to half - skiers can now reach the top in 2 minutes.

Two slopes opening at Ruka on 5.10.2018

Two slopes on stored snow

Ruka Ski Resort is investing on new snow making equipment to insure the longest ski season in Europe with a more efficient and faster snow making. For the beginning of the ski season 2018-2019 there have been two slopes on stored snow; Saarua 12 and 13. 

The best slopes for families and beginners

Vuosseli Kids Ski Area turns into Rosa & Rudolf Family Park

The kids' and beginners' ski and snowboard area in Vuosseli have also seen major improvements for ski season 2017-2018: Two new magic carpet lifts, a new hut for snack lunch and a tubing slope serving also non-skiers. New name for the are is Rosa & Rudolf Family Park.

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


Arctic Hotel Zone is rising in between Restaurant Zone and Rukapalvelu Safari House. Tower style hotel will be ready by spring season 2018 introducing 50 beds in five floors. Sixth floor consists of a meeting room with a large panorama view - perfect for spotting Northern Lights! 

Reception area will also include a breakfast room. With the opening of this hotel the joint accommodation capacity of Rukapalvelu will rise to 170 beds. Rukapalvelu is developing its services more towards year round nature packages, especially during the summer time. 

Arctic Hotel Zone

Novelties in Ruka's restaurants

Restaurant Rukatonttu has changed into Restaurant Rukan Kaarna with a renewed interior and a totally new menu. Les Alpes in the same premises with Restaurant Piste is now known as Restaurant Villisika, concentrating especially in families with kids. A totally new restaurant has been opened in Ruka village; R U OK? Burger is specializing in delicious burgers. 

Restaurants in Ruka and Kuusamo