Legend tells of a hollow mountain, shrouded in snow, in the far distant north of Lapland. Inside the mountain is a secret workshop – a treasure trove of Christmas delights. Over the centuries, Lapland has become synonymous with Father Christmas or Santa Claus. Each year thousands of parents from around the globe delight their children [...]
Kuusamo: one of those deliciously Finnish names I’m not quite sure how to pronounce. It sounds like a small town out of a nordic fairytale, and to some extent it is. I have a certain affinity with frontier towns. I’m deeply interested in their out-of-the-way existence, just along the road from more prosperous areas (my [...]
Which month is the best time to visit Ruka and Kuusamo? A monthly breakdown or weather, daylight and activities in Ruka and Kuusamo
Spend just 20€ in the shops of Ruka and get free parking. Available during the summer months only.
Ruka and Kuusamo in Finnish Lapland are one of the few places in the world to have never ending days in summer, where the sun shines all night and 3am is as bright and sunny as 3pm.
Simple steps to avoid being bitten by the mosquitoes in Lapland
The Ruka and Kuusamo area has 5 national parks and nature reserves. Oulanka National Park, Valtavaara Nature Reserve, Paanajarvi National Park (Russia) Riisitunturi National Park, Syöte National Park.
Ruka is a an excellent place to snowboard whether you are an absolute beginner or an expert. Watch a video of the Advita guys playing on snowboard street and park in Ruka
A video tour of Ruka village in March 2010.
Ruka and Kuusamo northern lights. What are the northern lights? When can we see them in Ruka and Kuusamo and how can we forecast them?
Ruka Ski Resort is a wonderful place for children with designated skiing areas, sledging areas, playground, free use of ski lifts for under 6′s
Ruka is a wonderful place for a skiing holiday with something for all the family. It has beautifully wide slopes, plenty of red and blue runs and designated children’s ski areas.
Ruka has a long list of summer activities to enjoy such as hiking, canoeing, nordic walking, mountain biking, white water rafting, bird watching, golf horse riding and trips to Russia.
Ruka in winter is a wonderful ski resort as well as a great place to go snowmobiling, snow-shoeing, on reindeer and husky safaris, ice carting, river floating, visit Santa and lots more…