Ruka at a glance
Ruka is Finland’s best, 4th time round!
For the 4th consecutive time, Ruka-Kuusamo was awarded several titles at the World Ski Awards 2016 Gala in Kitzbühel, Austria. Ruka Ski Resort received the title of the Best Ski Resort of Finland. The title of Finland’s Best Ski Hotel went to Ruka Ski Chalets, and Rukan Salonki was named Finland’s Best Ski Chalet.
Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2017
Finland is mentioned on Lonely Planet's list of Best in Travel 2017 Top Countries especially for its 100 years of independence. Part of the celebration was the opening of the 40th national park Hossa in June 2017. Hossa National Park stretches through Kuusamo and Suomussalmi; Julma Ölkky canoyon lake is located in Kuusamo.
Winter pleasures include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiles and husky safaris, ice fishing and snowshoe walking. In summer you can enjoy hiking in the Oulanka National Park, fishing in lakes and rivers, rafting, mountain biking, tobogganing on Ruka Summer Sled Track and much more.
At your service!
The resort has a reputation for excellent service and comfort. Ruka can host up to 20,000 guests in various accommodation types. Equipment and snowmobiles are easy to hire, and there is a wide range of shops and restaurants to visit. We are constantly improving our services, so you can be sure of new things to enjoy each time you return to Ruka.