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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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kuusamo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ruka and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Rukavillage was altogether died in september but a cozy little "village" still strolling around. We took us up to the top for a breathtaking view of the neighborhood
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  • We booked Ruka again after being so happy on previous holidays and it did not disappoint. We came later in the season this time and there was a lot more light during the day as well as being warmer. T...  more »
  • In Hand was able to build a small full family all-season resort that allows you to enjoy the pleasure of relax even though a small height. No wonder from the title already twice received the best ski resort in Finland. Here is probably the biggest duration of the winter season, accommodation in the center of the resort allows you to have walking accessibility to almost all the necessary places, good quality of the slopes, a decent rental, an abundance of catering places. Minuses: perhaps some of the lifts need replacing and skipass are slightly expensive (up to Pyhä not everyone gets to use his ability to ski two resorts). But otherwise good.
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