How to Get to Ruka & Kuusamo
Ruka is in Kuusamo, a district in the north east of Finland, close to the Russian border. Ruka and Kuusamo are accessible by plane, bus and car.
Ruka & Kuusamo Package Holidays
The easiest way to get to Ruka and Kuusamo has to be on a package holiday where you will not only get your direct charter flights to Kuusamo airport but also your accommodation, and often some activities and ski packages as well.
You can find a list of tour operators by country on Ruka.fi
By Plane to Ruka and Kuusamo
Ruka and Kuusamo are within reasonable transfer distance of three airports; Kuusamo, Oulu and Rovaniemi.
Kuusamo airport is the closest at just 17 miles from Ruka and a couple from the centre of Kuusamo, Rovaniemi airport is 125 miles away and Oulu airport 150 miles.
More about each airport, the flights that land there and the transfers to Ruka can be found here.
Ruka and Kuusamo By Train
There is no railway running around Ruka and Kuusamo, the closest train stations are Kemijärvi (60 miles) and Oulu (150 miles). Read more about the trains that run to these stations and the transfers to Ruka
Ruka And Kuusamo By Bus
You can take buses from many Finnish cities with train stations or international airports to Ruka such as Helsinki, Oulu, Rovaniemi, and Kemijärvi.
Read more about getting to Ruka via bus.
Drive to Ruka and Kuusamo
You can either hire a car from any airport and drive to Ruka once you’ve arrived in the country, or take a few days over it and drive from home.
Use Google maps to plan your route from home