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Ruka, Kuusamo

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Ruka offers downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as hiking trails through the expansive landscape, depending on the season. The attraction is known for having one of the longest-running ski seasons in Europe--from October to June. Offering both day and night skiing, the site gives you the opportunity to ski 24/7. Over 600 km (373 mi) of snowmobile routes provide another way to conquer the snow. These routes turn into hiking trails and mountain biking paths during warmer months. The site also offers fishing and rafting experiences to give you access to the cool waters that run through the nearby Oulanka National Park. The village at the base of the mountains is a pedestrian-only area with casual and fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and shops with rental equipment and souvenirs. Consider renting a chalet or booking a hotel in the village; visit the attraction's website for discounts on lodging and services. Arrange to visit Ruka and other attractions in Kuusamo using our Kuusamo trip maker site.
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  • We went with TUI from the UK. Flight was a bit delayed but the crew had made a big effort to make it a "Christmas-flight" (tinsel, lights, music on the plane), even at check-in they made a good... 
    We went with TUI from the UK. Flight was a bit delayed but the crew had made a big effort to make it a "Christmas-flight" (tinsel, lights, music on the plane), even at check-in they made a good...  more »
  • Excellent ski resort, especially for kids/adult beginners. Due to covid all restuarants and bars stop serving around 5pm and closed at 6pm but wasn't a problem. Weather this time of year is excellent....  more
    Excellent ski resort, especially for kids/adult beginners. Due to covid all restuarants and bars stop serving around 5pm and closed at 6pm but wasn't a problem. Weather this time of year is excellent....  more »
  • Ruka is a ski area for I would say the intermediate skier, the runs are not to long or very challenging. Every run downgrade from the ski guide so blue is probably hard green and red a blue. Good... 
    Ruka is a ski area for I would say the intermediate skier, the runs are not to long or very challenging. Every run downgrade from the ski guide so blue is probably hard green and red a blue. Good...  more »

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