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Rukatupa - Motel, Cottages and Restaurant Rukakota


Hostel Rukatupa is located by Highway 5 at Ruka, in the vicinity of Ruka Holiday Resort, a 10-minute walk from Ruka Village. The distance to the nearest Talvijärvi ski lift is 500 meters. The wide ski track network of the area can be accessed directly from the yard. There is a SkiBus stop in front of the guesthouse. In addition to Ruka Village, the shuttle bus takes you to Ski Bistro, Kuusamon Tropiikki Tropical Spa, and Kuusamo town centre (26 km).


Thanks to the excellent location of the hostel, you can either enjoy the tranquillity of nature or use the many available recreational services of Ruka area.


At Hostel Rukatupa, you can choose to stay either in the rooms in the main building or in log cabins situated on the premises. We also rent more fully equipped cottages and apartments located outside the hostel area. In all our rooms or cottages, the length of your stay can vary from a few days to several weeks. The main building also has a sauna department.


Free WiFi is available in the hostel. Heating wire for cars is also available.


Check-in 15:00

Check-out 12:00


You are warmly welcome to Rukatupa!



The hostel can house 40 people. The rooms are of different sizes, but most of them are suitable for 2-4 people. Some rooms accommodate also an extra bed, and there are private toilets and showers in some of the rooms. Shared toilet and shower facilities are found along the hallway, near the rooms. There is a wardrobe and a TV in all the rooms. Bed linens and towels are included in the room price.


Pets are allowed in the hostel.


Common rooms

There is a lounging area where you can relax on the sofa enjoying the crackling fire or watching TV.


Sauna Department

There is a sauna in the downstairs, free to use for guests. The sauna is large enough for several bathers. Every now and then it is nice to step outside to cool off.





At the courtyard of Hostel Rukatupa there are four 4-person log cabins, which include a utility kitchen, toilet and a shower. With these logs it is possible to use the sauna located inside the hostel.

In addition to this you can find several cabins located at the near vicinity of our hostel. Contact our sale to find our more information about available cabins.



Hostel Rukatupa


Puh. +358 500 431856

Reservation form



Restaurant RukaKota

The restaurant and bar are open every day from 9am to 10pm. Our kitchen will be fully functional by end of this week and the advertisment will follow. Below you will find a little bit more about us!

RukaKota” is one of a kind in this world. Some of our dishes cannot be found anywhere else, they are being homemade from scratch right here in our kitchen.

As far as possible we`re using only local products from Lapland to create an unforgettable "taste of Lapland" for our guests.

- we do not use processed foods at all, all products come to us fresh and unprocessed and we start making good and healthy food!

- some of our dishes are very unique and have been made on Swedish Sami bread "Gáhkku" which is not sold in any restaurants nor is it available for sale.

- the bread is used to make our "Lappish - Wrap" using various fillings. Sautéed reindeer and mashed potatoes is the most popular one, we also offer a vegetarian or salmon option.


-is game crumb with north son cheese and mashed potatoes in "Gáhkku" bread, parilla fried

Mashed potatoes are made from Lapland potatoes.

Our Sámi bread is baked upon order, so the bread is always fresh.

Globally well known dishes with a Lappish twist

Raclette- with local cheeses, original Raclette cheese is available when pre ordered

Meat- Fondue- with reindeer filet and reindeer sausage, also available with cheese or chocolate.

Pizzarette, a mini pizza- the pizza base is made out of the "Gáhkku" Sami bread. The guests prepare the Pizzas themselves on a small Pizza oven.

Toppings: olives, pepper, shrimp, salami, ham, pineapple, tuna, game, blue cheese ...

Burgers- ”Poroburgeri”, smoked reindeer. Also available as moose-, bear- or beefburger.

At lunchtime- we offer daily a traditional Lapland Goulash soup, made of reindeer- and game meat, juniper and chilli. G, L.

Other lunch options available.

For children

Hamburgers, Frankfurters with fries or mashed potatoes and hotdog

For the sweet hunger: Waffles, lappish cheese with hot cream and cloudberry jam, hot chocolate fondue with marshmallows