Rukankylä, which is the village at the base of Ruka ski resort in Finland, is indeed a year-round destination with a variety of restaurants and dining options for every palate.

Here are some general types of dining experiences you might find:

Traditional Finnish Cuisine: Given the location, you can expect to find traditional Finnish cuisine at many restaurants. This could include dishes like salmon soup, Karelian pasties, sautéed reindeer, or cloudberry desserts.

Lappish Cuisine: Being located in northern Finland, many establishments might offer dishes inspired by the local Sami culture. These can include meals prepared with local ingredients like reindeer meat, lingonberries, cloudberries, and Arctic char.

International Cuisine: In addition to local food, many ski resorts around the world offer a variety of international options, and Rukankylä is no exception. You might find everything from Italian pizza and pasta to Asian stir-fries or American-style burgers and fries.

Cafes and Bakeries: You're likely to find numerous coffee shops and bakeries, perfect for grabbing a quick snack or breakfast before hitting the slopes, or for relaxing with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate after a day of outdoor activities.

Fine Dining: For those seeking a more upscale dining experience, there are likely to be fine dining options available as well, where you can enjoy a gourmet meal paired with fine wines.

Apres Ski Bars and Pubs: After a day of skiing or snowboarding, many visitors enjoy relaxing at a local bar or pub. These establishments often serve hearty pub fare and a good selection of drinks, and sometimes feature live music or other entertainment.


Restaurants and bars, after-ski, gigs and karaoke, hot and cold drinks, northern delicacies - Ruka's entertainment is a bundle of feelings and enjoyment for great holiday memories!

Ruka's amusements are at their best in winter, but the Kuusamo-Ruka area offers its visitors experiences in all seasons.


After hard days skiing, a well-deserved refueling moment awaits in Monomesta, located below the Pessari slope. At the top, next to the upper station of the gondola, you can find the exotic Polar snow bar.

When the spring sun warms, you can find wonderful sun terraces on the slopes and around the fell, where you can enjoy hot cups or cold glasses and eat good food. With the batteries charged, you can continue sports or focus on other Ruka activities ›

The popular Bar Ihku is also the number one place for after-ski, dancing, karaoke and live performers. There you can continue partying until the wee hours of the morning. A different kind of entertainment is offered by casual bowling at Ruka Keilahalli, where you can also play billiards.



Early winter season, Ruka is celebrating the FIS World Cup, the world's largest Winter Sports World Cup event at the end of the year. There is no shortage of entertainment then, because many side events are prepared in connection with the Cup, from dancing to performers and other entertainment.

To experience all the fun in Ruka, rent a cabin or holiday apartment from us. It is wonderful to gather energy for the upcoming days of holidays in comfortable accommodation. Book now ›

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