Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Finland  /  Northern Ostrobothnia  /  Kuusamo  /  Winter Sports  /  Ruka

Ruka, Kuusamo

(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Kuusamo itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kuusamo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kuusamo by other users

50 days in Finland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Finland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY May, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALTA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY April, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Finland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We booked one week at the Maston Aitio cabins , which I have already reviewed . We do not ski but we booked our holiday with Crystal ski . We went with the sole intention of walking , which we did eve...  more »
  • Beautiful quiet slopes, picturesque views. No queues for the lifts so plenty of time on the slopes. Great accommodation, located right next to the slopes so you can ski back to your door, 
  • Finland in the winter is truly fascinating. Around the Ruka is by the one high Hill (ski area) very nicely. Don't expect any Alpine ski experience, it is a hill with (very) short slopes and lifts. Nice area for beginners or children. Other snow activities are very worth it, actually more than skiing. Ruka itself is a very small nederzettinkje, in addition to the about twenty shops which four sport and leisure clothes, there is little life and little (extra) facilities. Certainly a number of good restaurants. Expected from Finland and Ruka many outdoor activities. Don't expect Austrian apres ski or villages. Nature and nature experience, though snow sure and special activities.
    View original