Ruka Holidays

Nestled in the Finnish hills on the borders of Lapland, just south of the Arctic Circle, a visit to ruka is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thanks to its extreme position just below the Arctic Circle, the temperature this far North rarely climbs above 0°C all winter, preserving snow excellently through the season. The season is long, it has guaranteed snow from October to May offering some excellent skiing on well-groomed and uncrowded pistes.


Ruka has one of the largest beginner areas in the country as well as a huge selection of activities making it the perfect skiing destination for families. There are plenty of wide easy pistes with beginner-friendly lifts ideal for first timers.


There are plenty of tree lined runs to ski here, Vuoselli has numerous long, cruising blues and reds all accessible from a high-speed covered chairlift.


Experts will want to head to the Kelo and Pessari areas, where there are challenging reds and blacks as well as loads of off-piste through the trees.

Dining and Nightlife

Ruka’s well known in Finland for its vibrant and friendly après ski, with a number of bars, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes including pizzerias, fast food restaurants, high class a la carte, european cuisine, sushi and local products. Weekends are very busy, meaning there is a lot of dancing to be had!

Other Activities

There are many other activities to enjoy such as:

  • Husky dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Reindeer sleigh ride
  • Ice fishing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice cart racing and many more!

Ruka Facts

Nearest Airport Kuusamo
Resort Altitude 291m
Highest Lift 492m
Piste 24km
Runs 34
Beginner Runs 16
Intermediate Runs 14
Advanced Runs 4
Snowparks 1

Ruka Deals

Aurinkorinne Apartments
Cumulus Resort Rukahovi
Hotel Rantasipi Rukahovi
Maston Aitio Cabins
Rantasipi Rukahovi Apartments
Ruka Log Cabins
Ruka Ski Chalet
Ruka Suites
Ruka Tonttu Apartments
Ruka Village Hotel and Apartments

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