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Ruka Holiday store
E.g., 18.09.2021
Ruka Holiday store
Summer in Ruka and Kuusamo is full of adventures. Rafting, canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and lots of other activities are waiting for you!

Ruka Holiday store
Flight, train, bus...

Flight to Kuusamo or train to Oulu now under 130 € return.

Ruka Holiday store
Offers & Packages

Package deals and offers for the whole Ruka-Kuusamo area - book now!

Ruka Holiday store
Tickets to the best night clubs!

The top Finnish artists and the best party in the nights clubs of Ruka village.

Ruka Holiday store
Ski Passes
Buy your skipass online and save money.

Family ski pass: 30 % additional discount for the children!


When to travel

Ruka is a pleasure to visit at any time of year. We guarantee relaxation, entertainment, and unforgettable experiences.

Winter in Ruka

The winter season in Ruka is one of the longest in Europe. It starts in October and lasts for almost nine months until June. The period from November through April is the best time for mountain skiing and snowshoe walking. In early December tourists can enjoy snowmobile, husky and reindeer safaris, visits to the reindeer farm and much more. The skiing and safari season lasts until March or April, depending on snow conditions. Winter activities include a visit to Santa Claus’ residence in Kuusamo. Although we sometimes call him Father Christmas, Santa is at home all the year round and will be pleased to see you in the summertime as well!

Summer in Ruka

Ruka in the summertime offers a wealth of entertainment to suit every taste: walking tours, fishing, summer tobogganing, rafting, mountain biking and rock climbing are just some of the things to do. One of Finland’s greatest nature reserves – the Oulanka National Park – is right next door and walking tours in the Park are a delight. Be entranced by the winding woodland paths, gorges, Arctic hills and magnificent Lapland forests. You can strike out on the 80km Karhunkierros (“Bear’s Trail”) or choose a shorter, but equally enjoyable walking tour around Kuusamo.

One of the most exciting summer activities, from May onwards, is rafting on inflatable boats down fast flowing rivers. And Kuusamo is a fisherman’s paradise from early June till late August, offering what will surely be the fishing experience of a lifetime on the banks of the Oulanka, Kitka and Kuusinki rivers. 

For more information, see the “Weekly Programmes” section, which describes what is available from early June through late September and from early November until mid April.

Natural wonders

A holiday in Ruka lets you experience natural wonders at first hand. The polar day, when the sun never sets, begins in May and lasts for 70 days until August. The polar night begins in November and lasts until March. From September until April visitors to Ruka can admire one of the most beautiful sights that nature has to offer – the Northern Lights.

Après-ski in Ruka

We make sure that our guests have everything they need for relaxation and enjoyment at the end of an active day. Ruka has dozens of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, including Finnish and European, with a particularly large choice of fish dishes. Visitors to the local bars can listen to music and try their singing skills in a karaoke competitions. Popular Finnish artists perform live at the night clubs in autumn and winter, so there is always the chance of meeting a Finnish star!

Visit Ruka and Kuusamo for a superb holiday in any season!