The most popular gifts from Ruka are specialist local foods, local ceramics and handicrafts, and fishing gear. All of them can be found in the Kumpare shopping centre (in the centre of Ruka village), Ruka Store (in the Hotel RukaVillage) and the K-Citymarket Kuusamo shopping centre (near the centre of Kuusamo, on the SkiBus route). For instance the Riipinen shop, in Kumpare shopping centre, offers a wide selection of products to please your friends and relatives back home: berry jelly and juice, bear meat conserves, venison, and other game.
Clothing, footwear and sports gear
Aste Brandstore and Bloomit Shop in the Kumpare shopping centre, Ruka Store, Intersport Ruka and K-Citymarket Kuusamo sell high-quality clothes, footwear and sports gear. Fishermen shouldn’t miss the factory shop of Kuusamon Uistin, the leading Finnish producer of fishing gear, located not far from Kuusamo on Highway 5. The shop has its own cafeteria.
The restaurants and cafes in Kuusamo and Ruka serve delicious local and European cuisine, but you may also want to cook something yourself. A broad range of food and drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as baby food is always available at the Kumpare shopping centre in Ruka and K-Citymarket in Kuusamo. The modest prices will take you by surprise.