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€.
Pohjolan Matka is once again providing transportation to the NUTS Karhunkierros event. You can depart on Thursday directly from Helsinki, Tampere, Jyväskylä, or on Friday from Oulu!