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Luxury experiences and superb accommodation all year around.

Welcome to RUKATOP

RUKATOP provides a unique combination of luxury accommodation and great variety of northern experiences. The magnificent nature of Kuusamo area has a lot to offer throughout the year. We combine our luxury RUKATOP –villa with an enticing menu of experiences to make unforgettable memories for our guests.

RUKATOP experience can vary from a tranquil escape to a stay full of action, just as you like it. Let us make your dreams come true.

Unique experiences

Ruka offers unique experiences every season. Beautiful summer and autumn of Lapland invite you to have a hike or a relaxing walk among the clean and tranquil nature. If you are looking for a real adventure, try river rafting or mountain biking. In the fall autumn colours are on display everywhere when nature prepares for the coming winter.

In winter Ruka bursts to life. On clear nights the magical northern lights may enchant you with their variety of colours and light. There are all kinds of adventures waiting for you in winter. Would you like to experience breathtaking nature of Kuusamo by going for a snowmobile, husky or reindeer safari? Or would you rather relax in a spa and sauna? Ruka is best known for its ski slopes and tracks that span for kilometres.

Snowmobile Safaris

Hiking

Fishing

River Rafting

Wild Life Safaris

Skiing

Celebrations

Other Activities

  • Photographer Heather Sunderland (CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Photographer Heather Sunderland (CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Photographer Heather Sunderland (CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Photographer Heather Sunderland (CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Photographer Heather Sunderland (CC BY-SA 2.0

Photographer Heather Sunderland

Kuusamo

Unique Nature

In Kuusamo you are in a genuine, natural environment. There you can enjoy mightiness and silence of the wilderness and breathe the cleanest air in the world. The silence is so intense that you can hear the rain drops falling in the forest and even hear the sounds of the northern lights. Beautiful landscape with rugged rocks, foaming rapids and smooth waters will simply impress you. Kuusamo is the only region south of Lapland where height differences of the terrain can be over 200 metres.

The Predator Center

At the Predator Center in Kuusamo, one can get acquainted with some of the large predators that are found in Finland. The Center has housed several bears since 1992. The most well known inhabitant is the painting bear Juuso. The center also provides care for foxes and lynxes and occasionally other rescued animals.

Visit Predator Center

Photographer Heather Sunderland (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photographer Heather Sunderland (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Photographer Heather Sunderland (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • Photographer Timo Newton-Sims (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • Photographer Timo Newton-Sims (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Photographer Timo Newton-Sims

The Aurora Borealis

Northern Lights is a beautiful light phenomenon with magnificent colours in the northern sky on clear and cold winter nights. The closer to the pole you are the more intense the colours are. The RUKATOP Villa, situated at the top of Juhannuskallio cliff, is a perfect place to catch this mystic and captivating performance of the nature.

Videos, VisitFinland

Spectacular views in Kuusamo

  • Photographer Timo Newton-Sims (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • Photographer Timo Newton-Sims (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Photographer Timo Newton-Sims

Getting Here

There are several ways to reach Kuusamo, depending on how you wish to travel. More information can be found here.

By plane from Helsinki

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kuusamo throughout the winter season. The flight from Helsinki takes about an hour. Distance from Kuusamo Airport to Ruka is 25km. Pick up service can be arranged for you.

Kuusamo Airport can also be reached by private jets.

By train

Railway stations closest to Ruka are in Oulu, Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi.

By Car

Ruka is located 800 km from Helsinki if you choose the shortest road route.