Welcome to Ruka

Planning Your trip

There seem to be only one flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo and back during the event and pricing is done using pretty thick pen. In case this flight does not suit for Your needs, there are also options to fly either to Oulu or Rovaniemi. From Oulu Airport there’s a bus transportation to Kuusamo from flights listed below departing at 11:30hrs and back on Sunday (details further below).

IATAPäivä / DayAikataulu / Schedule
HEL - KAOPerjantai (Friday)12:20 - 14:00
KAO - HELSunnuntai (Sunday)20:15 - 21:55
HEL - OULPerjantai (Friday)09:30 - 10:30 Finnair / 10:10 - 11:15 Norwegian *
OUL - HELSunnuntai (Sunday)17:00 - 18:05 Norwegian, 17:30 - 18:30 Finnair
HEL - RVNPerjantai (Friday)12:10 - 13:25
RVN - HELSunnuntai (Sunday)13:55 - 15:10 / 17:40 - 18:55

In case you choose Oulu (OUL) or Rovaniemi (RVN) as your destination from where to continue towards Kuusamo but You prefer to use rental car option, kindly book car in advance to wait your arrival; 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.

Getting here

Getting around

Airport shuttle bus

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€.

Book a bus transportation From Helsinki, Tampere and Oulu

See more pohjolanmatka.fi >

Europcar rental offer

Europcar offers long weekend packages for the NUTS race weekends.

Use the code 52526860 when booking through www.europcar.com

Other offers available can be checked from Europcar web pages.

Long weekend: Thu 15.00 – Mon 09.00 (naturally you can rent later and / or return earlier)

ACRISSEsim. / Example€ viikonloppu (to-ma) / Wkd (Thu-Mon)
EBMNNissan Micra140 €
CWMRVW Golf Variant225 €
LVMRVW Minibus465 €
ACRISSEsim. / Example€ Viikko / Week
EBMNNissan Micra259 €
CWMRVW Golf Variant345 €
LVMRVW Minibus745 €

Price includes:

  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Damage and collision protection (Excess reduced to 950 € / 1250 €)
  • All mandatory fees and VAT
  • 24h Europcar roadservice
  • Winter equipment


  • Weekend rental time Thu 15.00 – Mon 09.00
  • Car is to be returned to the same rental location
  • Airport surcharges not included
  • Cars rented from Helsinki Eliel square are to be returned during the office hours (otherwise premium location -service fee 40.30 € charged)

Offer valid: 10 Oct 2017 – 10 Aug 2018

Rental times: race weekends 24-28 May 2018, 12-16 Jul 2018 and 9-13 Aug 2018. Week prices valid 21-28 May 2018, 9-16 Jul 2018 and 6-13 Aug 2018.


NUTS Karhunkierros race centre is located at the hotel Scandic Rukahovi. The finish line is next to the hotel and shuttle buses for the starts of 83km, 55km and 34km races will leave from the front of the hotel. After race meal will be served outside the hotel nearby the finish at the pedestrian village.

Hotels contact info

Scandic Rukahovi
Rukankyläntie 15

Phone. +358 8 2374 8948
E-mail: rukahovi@scandichotels.com

Other services available at Ruka or nearby during the event

River rafting, offroad safaris, sauna yoga? Check other services during the NUTS weekend from http://www.ruka.fi/en/nuts