Trekking

Album: Ruka

    Treks:Finland:Sep2002:Oulanka:Ruka

Ruka is one of Finland's prime skiing resorts. But even when there is no snow there is plenty of activity in this town, serving as a very convenient base for hiking in the nearby Oulanka National Park.
Ruka offers a fine hotel and some nice restaurants and bars. 'Piste.' is recommended, try the 'Etanat', the 'Pannu' and the 'Ritarit'. The RukaProShop offers a choice of hiking gear.
Most buses to the trailheads leave from Ruka and there is a taxi station. Ruka Palvelu Oy., the main operator for all kinds of 'adventure trips' is also located here, in the 'Safari House' at the central square. There is a tourist information desk located in the 'RukaKlubi!' building.

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The ski jump tower, not my turf

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But a good view

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This is what it is all about!

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Let it snow...

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Mmmm, poro!

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Back at Ruka again

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Poro everywhere

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The top of Rukatunturi

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The Kota restaurant

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RukaKlubi! Various services.

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Piste. A very nice restaurant and bar