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.

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 31st March 2018. 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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Finnair capacity to Kuusamo increasing significantly

Earlier we were happy to announce the growth in Finnair capacity from Helsinki to Kuusamo, and now Finnair has added one more new flight. Thus Finnair operates to Kuusamo 2-5 times per day with Airbus or Embraer aircrafts during winter.

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New SaaruaExpress ski lift

SaaruaExpress will increase the lift capacity in Saarua area

Improvements during summer 2017 include a super fast detachable SaaruaExpress four seater chair lift, doubling the capacity of the old Saarua chair lift to 2500 skiers per hour and cutting the traveling time to half - skiers can now reach the top in 2 minutes. 

Ski season 2017-2018 will be opened on stored snow on October 6th at 9.30 in the morning. SaaruaExpress will be opened as soon as possible during October-December.

Two slopes opening at Ruka on 6.10.2017

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. During ski season 2017-2018 there will be 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 will also see major improvements during summer 2017: 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.

Next steps in developing Ruka area

Ruka Ski Resort is building even more new lifts and services in the next few years in regards to serve families and international guests even better than before. 
Next phase of Ruka Masterplan will see the development of a totally new 1500 bed pedestrian village, which will be connected to present Ruka village by a pedestrian gondola. Gondola also gives a year round access to the top of mountain for non-skiers. 

Future plans

Ruka area is developing even further with new apartments and lifts being built in the next few years. More detailed information coming soon!

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