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.

Ruka-Kuusamo invests one million euros in mountain biking 

Ruka will be the most versatile mountain biking destination in Finland. The City of Kuusamo invests EUR 1 million in the largest and most versatile mountain biking destination in Finland with the help of the EAFRD. Construction of the Ruka Bike Park will begin next summer and will be completed in the summer of 2021. 

There are already good opportunities for cycling in the Ruka-Kuusamo area, but in a year and a half, mountain bikers will enjoy a unique mountain biking infra on a Finnish scale. There are about a dozen new mountain biking and downhill trails and technical training tracks, the first of which will be completed during the summer of 2020.

More about Ruka Bike Park

Mountain biker at sunset at Ruka Ski Resort, Ruka-Kuusamo

New services at Ruka and Kuusamo

Ice Cream Shop Ruka will be serving delicious ice cream at Ruka village during summer 2020 (not open during rain). 

Restaurant Iisakin Talo serves delicious local snacks and meals at an authentic old country village scenery at the shore of lake Rukajärvi, 10 min drive from Ruka village.

Summer Cafe at Pohjolan Pirtti serves delicacies in over 100 years old traditional Finnish country house, 30 minute drive from Ruka village. 

Taidemaa Metsähinen combines art and wellbeing services at the premises of Ruka Beauty & Wellness in Ruka village. 

New overnight experience in Isokenkäisten Klubi: Overwater Hut, a year-round window to northern nature experiences. The ecological Overwater Hut is a glass-walled and roofed experience product for every season that can be transferred to nature experiences.

Renovations at Oulanka and Riisitunturi National Parks during summer 2020

Parking place at Riisitunturi National Park will be enlarged. Stairs and boardwalks will be repaired along several trails, including stairs along Karhunkierros on the North side of Konttainen, at Jyrävä and along Kanjonin kurkkaus trail. A new wood shed will be built at Siilastupa along Pieni Karhunkierros trail. These renovations ensure the safety and comfort of hikers along the trails as well as protect the surrounding nature. 

The amount of hikers at our national parks is growing rapidly and this has caused some unfortunate side effects such as littering, unauthorized campfires, cutting down wood etc. Our outdoor etiquette gives you five simple instructions while hiking and enjoying our national parks.