Weekly Program Winter

Minimum group size on all excursions is 4 adults. All safaris begin and end at Rukapalvelu's Safarihouse. Registration for activity by 4 pm on the day before departure +358 10 2710 500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

koskik4Floating in the Rapids

Mon-Sat at 13:00 (2,5 hours)

In the freezing weather and snow-covered shores, make your way to the open rapids and go with the stream! Equipped with floatation suites, life vests and helmets, you can enjoy the exciting event in full! Floating 2 x 15 min. Hot drinks are served before returning to Ruka by car. Minimum height 160 cm required.

Price: 79€/person (incl. warm drink)

kelkkajonoSnowmobile Safari

Mon-Sat at 14:00 (2 hours)

Enjoy a thrilling snowmobile ride over Ruka’s varied terrain! This safari is suitable for families and beginners

Price: 109 €/person (1 person on snowmobile) 85 €/person (2 persons on snowmobile ) 35 €/children under 12 years

mk 800x480Snowmobile Safari to a Campfire

Mon-Sat at 10:30 (3 hours)

Combine snowmobiling in beautiful nature and a picnic lunch surrounded by snow! A wilderness campfire site is reached by snowmobiles. Guide prepares coffee and tea over the fire and you can roast sausages and have sandwiches. Return to Ruka by snowmobiles.

Price: 129 €/person (1 person on snowmobile), 99 €/person (2 persons on snowmobile), 45 €/children under 12 years

Aurora borealisNorthern Light Safari

Mon-Sat at 20:00 (2 hours)

Memorable evening snowmobile safari in an enchanting blue twilit forest. If the sky is clear and you are lucky you might even see Northern lights and thousands stars twinkling in the sky. During the safari we will stop to enjoy hot juice.

Price: 129 €/person (1 person on snowmobile), 99 €/person (2 persons on snowmobile)

ice fishing800x480Ice Fishing on the Frozen Lake

Mon-Sat at 13:00 (3 hours)

Now is your chance to try your luck in ice fishing! The nearby fishing spot is reached by snowmobiles. The guide shows you how to make a hole in the ice and teaches you everything about ice fishing. Enjoy a roasted sausage, coffee and local bread by the campfire before returning to Ruka.

Price: 89 €/person (1 person on snowmobile), 69 €/person (2 persons on snowmobile), 29 €/children under 12 years

huskyt4Snowmobile Safari to Husky Farm

Mon-Sat at 10:00 (3,5 hours)

Enjoy an arctic adventure with snowmobiles and a husky ride! After a lesson on how to handle the dog teams, the eager dogs will take you for a 5 km safari through the beautiful winter landscape. Coffee/tea with a sweet bun is enjoyed before returning to Ruka by snowmobiles.

Price: 175 €/person (1 person on snowmobile), 150 €/person (2 persons on snowmobile), 125 €/children under 12 years.

poro2Snowmobile Safari to Meet the Reindeer

Mon-Sat at noon (12), 3 hours 

Take a snowmobile safari to meet a local reindeer herder and his reindeer. Now you have a chance to ride in a real reindeer sleigh for 1.5 km. Afterwards coffee and sweet pastry are enjoyed before returning to Ruka by snowmobiles.

Price: 119 €/person (1 person on snowmobile), 99 €/person (2 persons on snowmobile), 45 €/children under 12 years

rekib800x480A Starlit Sleigh Adventure in Ruka

Mon-Sat at 19:00 (2 hours)

An unforgettable nightfall safari to a wilderness campsite. The journey is made in a sleigh pulled by snowmobile over the majestic Ruka Fell. Sitting in the sleigh you can concentrate on admiring the starry sky and the peaceful winter night. A delightful snack is enjoyed by the glowing campfire before returning to Ruka.

Price: 59 €/person, 29 €/children under 12 years

lumikengat2Snowshoe Hike on Ruka Fell

Mon-Sat at 11:00 (2 hours)

This enjoyable excursion to the fell starts with a trip up on the ski lift. The wintry scenery that opens up from the top is magnificent. After admiring the landscape, you will descend slowly through the frozen forest. The route is chosen according to the day’s weather and snow conditions. Enjoy a hot drink on the way down

Price: 39 €/person

Iceclimbing 800x480 xsIce climbing

Tue-Sat at 8:30 (3-4 hours)

The ice-climbing program is suitable for adults and children who like to challenge themselves and are not afraid to try new adventures in a safe winter environment. The climbing program is moderately demanding, well-suited for beginners and therefore it is suitable for all persons who have a decent physical condition and are strong enough to use the axe on the ice. Meeting point is at the centre of the Ruka Village. Next, everybody will be given all proper safety and climbing equipment. A professional climbing instructor will guide the ice climbing group to the wall. As you have reached the ice wall, you will be given instructions in the basics in ice climbing. After everybody have climbed and explored the ice wall reaching unexpected heights. You will probably gain some confidence and feel mentally stronger, as well. We return down to the Ruka Village, after surviving the icy program. In the village we will take a moment to reflect the climbing experience and feelings with a well-deserved hot drink.

Price: 75 €/person

Icy Day

Tue – Sat at 8:30 (7-9h)

The coolest way to spend a winter`s day at Ruka: Climb on top of a 35-metre ice wall, float downstream in an icy rapid, swim one or two refreshing  strokes in a frozen lake, and end the day relaxing in the sauna. Your Icy Day guide will give you the right gear and lead you safely from one adventure to the next. The day begins from Rukapalvelu Safari House. We start with ice climbing, carry on to float down a rapid, and finish the day with swimming and sauna.

Price: 165€/person