Welcome to Ruka
Finnair has some flights between Helsinki (HEL) and Kuusamo (KAO). In case these flights do not suit for Your needs, there are also options to fly either to Oulu or Rovaniemi. Also Norwegian operates to/from Oulu and Rovaniemi.
In case you choose Oulu (OUL) or Rovaniemi (RVN) as your destination from where to continue towards Kuusamo but You prefer to use a rental car option, kindly book the car in advance to wait your arrival. The rental services don’t necessary occupy their airport desks all the time.
Reminder: Oulu is some 250km away from Kuusamo and Rovaniemi also about 200km. Yes, for us living in area these are considered being nearby.
There is a shuttle bus service from every flight arriving to Kuusamo Airport operated by Pohjolan Matka. Shuttle passes by Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki -spa hotel and continues to Ruka village (Kumpare).
Heading back home; Ruka – Kuusamon Tropiikki – Kuusamo Airport timetable
Shuttle bus leaves from Ruka (front of Kumpare) 1h 45min before flight departures. Drive takes about 30 mins; cost per adult is 10€ and children are 5€.
Travel service company Pohjolan Matka drives on Thursday from the biggest cities in Finland all the way to the event center in Ruka Village and back on Sunday after the event. See the travel timetables and descriptions and book the ticket here. Scroll down the page to see details in English at Pohjolan Matka’s site.
River rafting, offroad safaris, sauna yoga? Check other services during the NUTS weekend from www.ruka.fi/en/events/nutskarhunkierros