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“northern lights”(15 reviews)
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Rukatunturintie 9 | Rukatunturi, Kuusamo 93830, Finland
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All reviewsski resortnorthern lightsski schoolcross country skiingcrystal skiice fishingwinter holidaygreat snowenough varietyspent a weekintermediate skiersshops and restaurantsgroomed slopesgreat resortgreat holidayfriendly localsoutdoor activities
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

was nice to go skiing but the accommodation there is a bit pricey, better stay in a hotel a short distance away, saves a bundle. But still very nice to go and ski and for some entertainment. I can recommend it.

Thank john b
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Northern Ostrobothnia but feels almost like being in lapland. You can find something to do for everyone, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding etc.

Thank Elina K
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Ruka in January 2018 and after over ten years of visiting France, we think we have a new favourite! Great snowpark, conditions and cosy town. No queues on the lifts and incredible scenery

3  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Having been to Ruka a few times before at Christmas or New Year we thought we would try February for a change. We always stay at ski inn apartments as they are very well located for the slopes. We love the resort and trying a...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is a great ski resort - enough variety for a group of expert and intermediate skiers from Australia. Heaps of lifts, never too crowded. Not expensive (compared to Australia) for lift tickets or lunch on mountain. Really amazing scenery, with the frozen trees looking...More

2  Thank jason a
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We love it in Ruka and come every year. It's a great resort for families and totally safe. It has great facilities for all abilities, lovely restaurants, shops etc. Chalets around and near by are all wonderful and the free ski-bus around the resort is...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Our first visit to Ruka, possibly of many! Most Crystal Ski clients had been 2 or 3 times and easy to see why. Close to airport, hassle free transfer, lift pass and equipment rental. Ski holidays can be 'hard work' with three kids but not...More

1  Thank LMJEN
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Ruka is one of my favorite places in Kuusamo, Finland. In Rukatunturi everything is near you: shops, nice restaurants and opportunities for different sports.

Thank Mielikki68
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Had a fabulous weeks skiing in Ruka. Well groomed slopes, no queues and like having the slopes to yourself. Can ski up to seven at night and the slopes are lit up in different colours, very pretty. A beautiful village with everything you need and...More

Thank Tinawestsussex8
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Great little resort. Lots of skiing on wide uncrowded pistes, good variety of pistes too Non skier activities include snow mobiling, snow shoes, reindeer sleigh ride, northern lights hunt, ice fishing, ice karting, river floating, bowling, hiking. Range of restaurants in ruka village at various...More

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13 May 2018|
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Response from RukaPyha | Property representative |
Hi Robbert! Yes, the lake is frozen in the winter but the ice conditions varies depending on the weather. Please, check the ice conditions before going to the lake, especially if you are in Ruka in the beginning of... More
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29 April 2018|
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Response from Tinawestsussex8 | Reviewed this property |
The skiing is excellent for all levels and heard good things about the ski school. There are a few restaurants and bars and both were very reasonable.
17 March 2018|
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Response from jason a | Reviewed this property |
we were there over NY, yes can be cold -18celius was the coldest, not many people skiing that day (perhaps only the tourists). But as long as you have layers and there is no wind, you can do it without any discomfort. We... More