Welcome to Ruka and Kuusamo, the ultimate travel guide to Ruka Ski Resort and Kuusamo.

At RukaKuusamo.com I aim to provide you with all the information you need to make your holiday a success from how to get her and where to stay to what to do when you’re here .

Plus give you tonnes of other useful information like local public school holiday dates, local bus timetables and how to call home now that all public telephones have been removed from Finland.

Who Am I?


I am Heather, a 30 year old expat Brit, originally from Rochdale in the UK, now living a few kms north of Ruka, Kuusamo, with my Finnish partner and our 2 young children, 2 dogs, 2 horses and a goat.

I have many years experience working as a ski rep including two winter seasons in Ruka for Inghams Travel and have spent plenty of hours skiing on its slopes, riding in reindeer sleighs, powering around on snowmobiles and hiking through its forests.

I have lived here since 2004, this is now my home and I know the area well. The bits I don’t know, I am going to enjoy finding out and then telling you all about them.