Parking

Plenty of parking in the Ruka area

When you arrive by car, you can find many parking areas on different sides of the fell. We have compiled a list of recommended parking areas.

The partially heated Ruka Parking Hall next to the slopes

Ruka’s underground garage is absolutely the easiest parking facility. The parking hall is only some twenty metres from the slopes and all the services of Ruka village. The prices of Ruka Parking Hall are easy on the pocket.

Short-term parking close to shops

In addition, parking areas for short-term parking are available in the vicinity of commercial premises. These include the parking areas behind and in front of Shopping Centre Kumpare, the area in front of Ruka Conference Centre (with the exception of areas designed for Scandic Rukahovi’s customer parking and bus parking) and the parking area at Sale Ruka. These short-term parking areas are often full during high season, which is why we recommend taking a look at other parking areas, especially on the Vuosseli side.

The parking areas listed below are along the SkiBus route in the Ruka area. The SkiBus is free of charge in the Ruka area with a valid ski pass or when travelling with skiing or snowboarding gear.

Ruka Parking Hall

Rukan Parkkihalli

  • 320 semi-heated car parks, open 24/7. Parking fees: 1,5 €/h, 15 €/day. 
  • Connections to: Village-2-Valley Gondola, Village Express chair lift, Ski Trail around Ruka, Rukan snowmobile routes
  • Services: Six charging stations for electric cars. All services of Ruka village: restaurants, shops, rental shops etc.
  • Ruka Parking hall on map

Parking in front of the Shopping Centre Kumpare

  • 30 parking spots for 1 hour in front of the Shopping Centre Kumpare (access along Rukatunturitie road)
  • Connections: Village-2-Valley Gondola, Village Express chair lift, Ski Trail around Ruka, Rukan snowmobile routes
  • Services: All services of Ruka village: restaurants, shops, rental shops etc.
  • Shopping Centre Kumpare on map

Parking area near the Northern side of Ruka village

  • Near Scandic Conference Centre
  • Connections: Village-2-Valley Gondola, Village Express chair lift, Ski Trail around Ruka, Rukan snowmobile routes
  • Services: All services of Ruka village: restaurants, shops, rental shops etc.
  • Scandic Conference Centre on map

Talvijärvi / Rukan Hiihtostadion

Talvijärvi E

RukaTonttu/Talvijärvi

  • Connections: Talvijärvi T-bar C, Ruka ski trails and snowmobile routes
  • Services: Ski-Inn Hotel Rukatonttu and Hotel-Restaurant Rukatonttu
  • Talvijärvi parking on map

Rukan Ski Stadium parking spots

Kelo and Pirunkirkko

Kelo parking

  • Connections: Kelo T-bar E, ski trail around Ruka, Ruka snowmobile routes, Ruka bike trails
  • Services: Riipinen Game Restaurant, Pizzeria Ruka
  • Pizzeria Ruka on map

Pirunkirkko parking

  • Connections: ski trail around Ruka, Ruka snowmobile routes, Ruka bike trails
  • Services: Hotel-restaurant Royal Ruka 
  • Pirunkirkko on map

Itä-Ruka: Masto, Ahonlaita, Vuosseli, Saarua

Masto parking

  • Connections: Masto T-bars R and Q as well as Välihissi P (platter lift), ski trails around Ruka, Ruka snowmobile routes
    Services: toilet, outdoors fireplace with shelter
  • Masto parking on map

Vuosseli parking

  • PLEASE NOTE! This parking area has almost always space - check this out first! 
  • Connections: Vuosseli RukaExpress N (6 persons chair lift with cover), Kulmahissi T-bar O, ski trails around Ruka, Ruka snowmobile routes
    Services: VuosselinPortti Rental Shop, Ski Pub Vuosseli, outdoor fireplaces with shelter and Family Park in a walking distance!
  • Vuosselin pysäköintialue kartalla

Vuosselinrinne-tie

  • Connections: Vuosseli ski trail, ski trail around Ruka
  • Suitable for cross-country skiers especially when the parking area in Uuttusuo Cafe is full.
  • Vuosselinrinne parking on map

Saaruan pysäköintialue

  • Connections: Saarua chair lifts H and G (3 persons, 4 persons), Saarua T-bar (I), ski trail around Ruka.
  • Services: Saarua hut (toilet, fireplace indoors and outdoors)
  • Saarua parking on map

Charging stations for electric cars

You can find the following charging stations for electric cars in Ruka-Kuusamo:

  • Ruka Parking Hall x 6  (parking subject to a charge)
  • Vuosselinportin Rental Shop x 4
  • Ski-Inn Hotel RukaValley x 2
  • Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki x 2 and 1 Tesla charging station
  • K-Citymarket Kuusamo x 6 (1 fast charging)
  • Kuusamo airport x 2.
  • Magical Pond x 6. 

When driving from Helsinki to Kuusamo, you can recharge your electric car with a high power charger at Graani’s McDonalds in Mikkeli. There is also a Recharge infra four car high power charger in Suomussalmi at Jalonniemi House (along road number 5).