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Ruka, Kuusamo

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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  • Beautiful place. Activities: skiing, snowshoes, scooter... Discover snow and cold guaranteed!
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  • Great little resort. Lots of skiing on wide uncrowded pistes, good variety of pistes too Non skier activities include snow mobiling, snow shoes, reindeer sleigh ride, northern lights hunt, ice fishing...  more »
  • Ruka is lovely, friendly, compact but plenty to do including bowling, snow mobile safari which was fantastic and great food places pubs and restaurants.  more »

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