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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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  • Small station unpretentious, but who offers a wide range of activities (except Sunday!). Walks in snowshoes, snowmobile, sled-huskies fans, this region will certainly delight you. A perfect destination for a winter Nordic experience. The lucky ones will be able to admire the amazing spectacle of the northern lights. Ski (Alpine skiing) small, but well equipped and organized (including free ski - buses). Field of Nordic skiing as vast as it is beautiful, the heart of a preserved nature and enchanting!
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  • Great place to celebrate the new year! There are relatively many slopes to choose from if you're only a few days here.
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  • My wife and I visited Ruka in January 2018 and after over ten years of visiting France, we think we have a new favourite! Great snowpark, conditions and cosy town. No queues on the lifts and incredibl...  more »
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