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Ruka, Kuusamo

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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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  • We stayed two nights at the Ruka Valley and enjoyed the autumn colours at the top of and views from Ruka. There seemed to be good facilities for mountain biking and other off-season activities, as... 
    We stayed two nights at the Ruka Valley and enjoyed the autumn colours at the top of and views from Ruka. There seemed to be good facilities for mountain biking and other off-season activities, as...  more »
  • This place is so over priced. Restaurant prices above average with average quality level and average service levels. Great views from the top of the mountain and fun to ride with a slide back down 
    This place is so over priced. Restaurant prices above average with average quality level and average service levels. Great views from the top of the mountain and fun to ride with a slide back down  more »

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