From Kuusamo, a quick trip down the road lands you at Ruka's ski area, just a 30-minute ride on the ski bus. It's a haven for beginner skiers, offering gentle, scenic slopes perfect for those starting out. With tree-lined trails, expansive runs, and a mix of challenging black runs and a snow park, there's something for skiers of all levels. The illuminated slopes against the breathtaking backdrop make every visit memorable, whether it's your first or hundredth time on the snow.
As the day winds down, Kuusamo beckons with its array of evening dining options, featuring Arctic delicacies and Finnish classics. Don't worry if reindeer steak isn't your preference; there's a diverse selection of hearty meals to refuel after a day of skiing.
Beyond the slopes of Ruka, there's a plethora of activities for families or groups. Thrilling adventures await with snowmobile rides and ice karting, while those seeking a more tranquil experience can enjoy snowshoeing and a reindeer safari. Make time to visit Santa's home and, if luck is on your side, catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring Northern Lights during your stay.