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Ruka, Kuusamo

Ruka offers downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as hiking trails through the expansive landscape, depending on the season. The attraction is known for having one of the longest-running ski seasons in Europe--from October to June. Offering both day and night skiing, the site gives you the opportunity to ski 24/7. Over 600 km (373 mi) of snowmobile routes provide another way to conquer the snow. These routes turn into hiking trails and mountain biking paths during warmer months. The site also offers fishing and rafting experiences to give you access to the cool waters that run through the nearby Oulanka National Park. The village at the base of the mountains is a pedestrian-only area with casual and fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and shops with rental equipment and souvenirs. Consider renting a chalet or booking a hotel in the village; visit the attraction's website for discounts on lodging and services. Arrange to visit Ruka and other attractions in Kuusamo using our Kuusamo trip maker site .
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  • As the ski season started in October my husband and I thought why not try skiing in Finland. There were a few runs open and it wasn’t too busy and we got fresh snow last night which is great however t...  more »
  • The only place in Finland where you can count the hill early in October. The village still doesn't have all the seats open but enough though. Really well thought out and executed destination.
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