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Rukatunturintie 9 | Rukatunturi, Kuusamo 93830, Finland
+358 3 5888600200
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  • Average4%
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Rukatunturintie 9 | Rukatunturi, Kuusamo 93830, Finland
+358 3 5888600200
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Beautiful quiet slopes, picturesque views. No queues for the lifts so plenty of time on the slopes. Great accommodation, located right next to the slopes so you can ski back to your door,

Thank noodlesn177
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

After visiting Levi last year we were slightly dissapointed by the length of the slopes in comparison but the slopes are great for beginners wide slopes with very fiew people on them but there are plenty of nice reds and blacks fr those more advanced...More

2  Thank kate m
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Ruka is a small village catering for downhill skiing, but not so well resourced as a centre for cross country skiing. There are plenty of good tracks, but no clear maps to make following them easy. Even the information centre was not helpful in helping...More

Thank mavis1955
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The resort is very pretty with very good snow and lovely views from the top. The slopes looked fantastic and were well kept by the groomers. Lots for children to do including a ski through reindeer area where you can feed them. Lots of slope...More

Thank Pistemachine
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The pistes were perfectly maintained, signed and groomed, no nasty lumps, bumps or surprises for the nervous skier and plenty to offer the more advanced skiers. Pistes not overcrowded, sometimes had the whole slope to ourselves. Lifts were well maintained and not too slow. Never...More

Thank Desree465871
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Ruka is a small ski resort with a 'fjell' rather than a mountain. It is a very pretty place with masses to do. Not the most challenging for experienced skiers but plenty of small slopes which aren't busy and can be accessed from accomodation's door...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

What a place ! An absolute magical winter wonderland ! We stayed for 5 nights in Ruka Suites. Apartments were great and right in the heart of all the activities. We saw the Northern lights twice . Huskey sleigh ride is amazing as was the...More

1  Thank Jadex123
RukaPyha, Accommodation coordinator at Ruka, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hi Jadex123! So happy that you enjoyed your Holiday at Ruka. Hote to see you again soon! With best regards Silja/Ski-Inn reception

Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you don’t want to ski, there is not much else you can do unless you want to spend hundreds of £s on the tourist trips. We went for a week and got roughly 3 hours 'sunlight' a day. This was fine for us as...More

RukaPyha, Accommodation coordinator at Ruka, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Dear Queen-star, Sad to hear that you weren’t 100% happy for your Holiday. Maybe you want to come again on the summer time when, we have lots of daylight (endless nights and so) and you can be outside with good weather in the nature. Best...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Second trip to Ruka with my Finnish girlfriend and her family. Lovely place with great facilities, cabins well stocked with showers, sauna, 2 bedrooms. Ruka village itself has everything you could need including shops, bars and convenience stores. Ski slopes range from complete beginner and...More

Thank Darran A
RukaPyha, Coordinator accommodation at Ruka, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Dear Darran, nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Ruka once again! See you soon! BR, Silja Ski-Inn reception

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, never skied before. We can now!!I am 50, hubby 59 and 2 teens, if I can do it anyone can. Brilliant ski school and resort is great. Very good for beginners and safe for teens to explore the slopes. Pricey food etc only...More

Thank Rachel S
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7 June 2016|
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Response from keister2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'd contact the tourist information in Ruka. They are very helpful and speak excellent English. They organised us a taxi with a local company when we went to the husky farm.
Fay R
26 March 2016|
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Response from WendyMcL13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - it depends how you like to travel. At certain times of year you can fly direct charter flight from Manchester or Gatwick to Kuusamo and get a bus or hire a car from there (about 25 minutes drive). We regularly fly to... More