Mount Ruka :
Nearby tourist sites
Mount Ruka : Michelin's recommendations
In summer, Mont Ruka (491m) is a superb site. The summit can be reached by chairlift and the most daring can toboggan back down. The famous Bear Circuit, Karhunkierros (for experienced hikers), ends at the foot of the mount, which is renowned for its winter sports (28 downhill runs and 18 ski lifts). The first skiers of the year take to the slopes as of mid-October; there are also 180km of marked cross-country skiing pistes. Snow-bike and husky safaris are also organised.
Opening hours :
- Karhuntassu Centre for Tourism (08 850 2910) - open mid Jun-mid Aug 9am-8pm; early-mid Jun and mid Aug-mid-Sep: 9am-5pm; rest of the year Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.