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Ruku is a ski resort and village near Kuusamo in Oulu province of Finland.

Rukatunturis' highest point is 492 meters. The longest run in the mountain is 1300 meters.

Get in

Best way to get to Ruka is to fly to Kuusamo and take the Airport bus to Ruka. If you want to come by train from southern Finland, the nearest train stations are in Oulu, Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi. You can take a bus from there to Kuusamo.


Near Ruka you can find two National Parks: Oulanka and Riisitunturi. The views from the top of Rukatunturi are beuatiful in summer and winter.


In Winter the ski resort is the main thing to do in Ruka. In Summer the beautiful nature provides a lot to do.



  • Restaurant Piste (Ravintola Piste), Rukakyläntie 17, 93825 Rukatunturi, +358 8 8600 300, [1]. 12-22. The center of action in the Ruka Village. Lunch at noon, party at nights. from 5 to 29 euros.
  • Restaurant Rukahovi, Rukakyläntie 15, 93825 Rukatunturi, +358-8-859 10, [2]. Traditional restaurant in the middle of Ruka. Live music and great views.
  • Restaurant Kaltiokivi & KarhuBar, Rukakyläntie 15, 93825 Rukatunturi, +358-8-859 10, [3]. 14-22.30. Relaxing and cosy restaurant in Ruka center. Beautiful fireplace in KarhuBar. 12-33 euros.
  • Colorado Mts. Bar & Grill, Rukakyläntie 6, 93825 Rukatunturi, 020 775 9405, [4]. 14-22. Live music, delicious food, sports, drinks etc. From the menu you can choose also quite spicy foods. about from 7 to 27 euros.
  • Twin Peak, Rukakyläntie 11, 358(0)40 1970 777, [5]. Located right on the top of Ruka Fell. Finnish cuisine and quality wines.
  • Alphut Swiss Restaurant, Rukatunturintie 11, 93825 Rukatunturi, +358-40-966 0051, [6]. Alpine food and drinks. At lunch time the soup of the day. Right in the center of Ruka Village.


  • Tellu Night & Ski Pub Karaoke, Rukakyläntie 15, +358-8-859 10, [7]. Over 2500 songs to choose from! Also DJ and music from 80's, 90's, todays hits and finnhits.
  • Restaurant Zone (Ravintola Zone), Safaritalo, 93825 Rukatunturi, +358 10 2710 555, [8]. 12-04. After safari parties until the morning, karaoke and a big glassed terrace. Lots of different kinds of events. 9-11 euros.


  • Ski-Inn RukaSuites, Rukakyläntie 8, 93825 Rukatunturi, +358-8-8600 300, [9]. checkin: 18:00; checkout: 15:00. RukaSuites apartments are located in the village of Ruka. They are in walking distance from the slopes. Apartments are made specially for skiers.
  • Ski-Inn Aurinkorinne, Hiihtokouluntie 16-18, 93825 Rukatunturi, [10]. checkin: 18:00; checkout: 15:00. Apartments are located 400 meters from RukaVillage. The nearest slope Talvijärvi is right next to the apartments. from 65 euros per night in the summer to 620 euros per week in the winter.
  • Chalet Ruka Peak, Juhannuskalliontie 27A, 93285 Rukatunturi, +358 (0) 8 868 4100, [11]. checkin: 16:00; checkout: 12:00. A boutique hotel on the top of Ruka Fell. Every room has large windows and the views are beautiful. Some rooms have a private jacuzzi.
  • RukaTonttu, Hiihtostadionintie 1, 93285 Rukatunturi, +38 (0)40 191 0702, [12]. Hotel is located right next to hiking trails, ski-tracks and slopes. There is also direct acces to Talvijärvi lake for those who like swimming. From 68 to 150 euros.
  • Hotel Royal Ruka, Mestantie 1, 93825 Rukatunturi, [13]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. This is the luxury five star hotel in Ruka area. You can also arrange conferences in the hotel (max. 65 persons). from 125 euros to 190 euros / night.
  • MastonAitio Cabins, Rinnekyläntie 3, 93285 Rukatunturi, +358-8-8600 300, [14]. Cabins are great for active families. Kids ski area and a rope tow lift is located near the cabins. For example winter weeks from 565 euros.
  • Rukan salonki, Kemijärventie 235, +358-40-534 9183, [15]. High quality chalets by lake Salonkijärvi only two kilometers from Ruka.
  • Matkailumaja Heikkala, Talvijärventie 10, 93825 Rukatunturi, +358-40 554 4892, [16]. checkin: 16:00; checkout: 12:00. 14 cottages and 7 rooms next to the lake Talvijärvi. Kids can walk straight to the slopes of Ruka. from 35 euros to 180 euros per night.
  • Rukajärven Lomamajat, Rukajärventie 60, 93825 Rukatunturi, +358-8-8681 170, [17]. Different sizes cottages and three Villas by the Lake Vuosseljärvi near Ruka. from 95 to 250 euros.


Tourist Information Ruka Phone +358-8-8600 250 E-mail info(at)

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