The pedestrian village of Ruka is unique project in Scandinavia. Plans were initiated already back in 1999 with the Ruka Master Plan. The concept of building a pedestrian village and relocating car park under the village was brought to life with the guidance of the globally renowned Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners Ltd, specializing in ski resorts.
Ruka village consists of:
- The older parts of the village; Scandic Rukahovi & Ruka Conference Centre, Restaurant Piste & Piste Rental Shop, Cafe & Shop Pitäjän Pirtti, Shopping Centre Kumpare and Rukapalvelu Safari House & Restaurant Zone.
- Ski-Inn RukaSuites and Ski-Inn Hotel RukaVillage as well as Ruka Ski Chalets apartments and Arctic Hotel Zone.
- All the shops and restaurants at the street level in the village, creating a lively vibe.
- Underground car park for 320 cars.
All local bus traffic takes place via the southern loop; the bus stop for SkiBus, Airport Bus and Karhunkierros Bus is located near Pitäjän Pirtti and Stefan's Steakhouse.