Restaurants in Ruka and Kuusamo
Eating outlets to choose from include cafés, pizzerias, bars, fast-food restaurants and high-class à la carte restaurants. The area has about 50 restaurants offering European cuisine and a varied menu of traditional Finnish delicacies cooked by top chefs using local game and poultry. Most eating places are open year-round. Restaurants located directly on the mountain slopes are particularly popular. Many restaurants in Ruka and Kuusamo also host lively evening celebrations, concerts, live music and dancing, and karaoke competitions.
Restaurants in Ruka
There are plenty of restaurants and slopeside cafés in Ruka where you can have dinner, enjoy a cocktail or just drink a cup of coffee. You will find a range of luxury restaurants, cosy cafés and fast-food outlets just a stone’s throw from the slopes.
Night life in Ruka
Life never stops in Ruka and the night-time is particularly lively through the winter months. You should note that our bars and night clubs are for adults only with a lower age limit ranging from 18 to 20 years old depending on club rules and nature of the entertainment. A detailed description of events and entertainments can be found in the Events Calendar.
Local cuisine & Wild Food
Most of our restaurants offer dishes made exclusively from local products. Try fresh and tasty berries, mushrooms, game, and fish cooked according to national recipes. Local products are available at some of the local stores and supermarkets. You can also have meals delivered to your doorstep. Our summer and winter weekly programmes include special days for cooking and tasting local dishes.
Restrictions in restaurants and the use of Covid-19 passport
The following restrictions are at use in restaurants at Ruka-Kuusamo area from Wednesday 17.11.2021 until the end of year 2021: Restaurants can be open until 01.00 and serving alcoholic beverages must end at midnight. The amount of customers is restricted. Bars and nightclubs can allow half of the usual amount of customers, dining restaurants 75 %. Each guest must have a seat.
Covid-19 passport can be used as an alternative to these restrictions.