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Address: Rukatunturintie 9, Kuusamo 93825, Finland
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+358 3 5888600200
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Easy Snowmobile Safari for Beginners in Ruka
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Northern Lights Snowmobile Hunt from Ruka including Campfire Picnic
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Off the Beaten Track Snowmobile Express Safari in Ruka

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International family ski resort

We had a four day family visits at Ruka in January and February. In January it's quite dark and occasionally very cold too. Lots of Russian travellers especially in the 1st week... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a four day family visits at Ruka in January and February. In January it's quite dark and occasionally very cold too. Lots of Russian travellers especially in the 1st week of Jan. Surprisingly many Brittish families in February which was really nice. Mostly easy slopes and numerous lifts with no queues whatsoever. Several small restaurants in the Rukavillage... More 

Thank Mi28
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant resort for first times skiers and children. We booked this resort through Cystal ski and we were not disappointed. We wanted somewhere that would be easy to get around with a 3 and 7 year old and would have plenty to do part from the skiing as we weren't sure how our 3 year old would take to skiing.... More 

Thank Kate J
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked one week at the Maston Aitio cabins , which I have already reviewed . We do not ski but we booked our holiday with Crystal ski . We went with the sole intention of walking , which we did every day . There is a huge network of cross country ski tracks and walking tracks where you can... More 

Thank keithandliz99
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 skiiers with plenty of lifts and bars to warm up at. We havent taken any... More 

Thank kate m
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 you plan your routes. There were a couple of good restaurants and bars, but Ruka... More 

Thank mavis1955
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 side campfire areas and a good lift network. If you are an advanced skier then... More 

Thank Montanaphoenix
South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 found any lift queues.

Thank Desree465871
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 (ski locker outside). Snowmobile into the forest and a fine Northern Lights display whilst on... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 snow Mibile Safari. We booked a 1 hour 40 mins ski school for me and... More 

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RukaPyha, Accommodation coordinator at Ruka, responded to this review

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

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