Based near the village of Ruka, one of Finland’s premier winter resorts, this short break has it all with superb log cabin accommodation, a great range of exciting activities and a chance to witness the northern lights. The high quality log cabins are the perfect choice for families and groups of friends travelling together, ranging from 3 bedroom to 7 bedroom cabins all with a beautiful setting surrounded by the snow-covered fells and forests of Finnish Lapland.
- Log chalets large enough for families and friends to share
- Enjoy optional activities such as snowmobiling and husky sledding
- Take to the world-class pistes at Finland’s top ski resort
- Keep watch for the northern lights
- Option of direct flight to Finnish Lapland
- Spend a night in Helsinki with the option to extend your stay
Wilderness views and the northern lights
The fells, forests and frozen lakes surrounding Ruka provide a tranquil setting for a winter escape with a touch of luxury. On this holiday you can choose from a range of stunning log cabins and by spending several nights in such a pristine location, away from artificial light pollution, you’ll increase your chances of seeing the elusive aurora borealis.
Winter activities in Ruka
Ruka offers a wealth of winter activities, including snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Popular choices are the snowmobile excursions which combine a visit to either a reindeer farm or husky kennels so you can sample two or three different activities in one go. Activities can be booked in advance. The resort offers fantastic downhill skiing with pistes suitable for all abilities located just a short distance from your accommodation.
Extend your stay in Helsinki
If you decide to travel on scheduled flights via Helsinki, the connections may make it necessary to spend the first night of your holiday in the Finnish capital before continuing to Kuusamo airport the following day. We can arrange for you to spend longer in Helsinki to experience this beautiful city during winter when locals take to the streets and frozen shores on skis, ice skates and sledges. Must-see sites include the fortress of Suomenlinna, while Christmas markets lend a festive atmosphere during December.
Direct flight to Rovaniemi
From 30th October 2017 to 23rd March 2018 you can fly direct between London Gatwick and Rovaniemi three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a 3, 4 or 7 night break. Transfers can be arranged to take you to Ruka (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes), removing the inconvenience of stopping overnight in Helsinki. Please ask our Sales team for more information.
Rukan Salonki Chalets
A collection of impressive log cabins overlooking a lake.
Located just 2km from Ruka village, these stunning, award-winning chalets sleep from 6 to 14 and come in standard or superior categories. On site is Restaurant Kultala where guests can choose to have breakfast, lunch and dinner at additional cost. It is also possible to have meals delivered to the chalets – you can find out about the various options at the welcome meeting on arrival. There is a regular shuttle bus every hour between Rukan Salonki and Ruka village which is free of charge for guests, giving access to bars, restaurants, shops and ski facilities. For a special treat, we have included a welcome pack to get you started, including tea, coffee, milk, orange juice, chocolate and crackers.
Itinerary & Accommodation
- 4 night itinerary - based on Monday departure
Day 1: arrive Ruka
Fly to Rovaniemi. On arrival join the coach transfer to Ruka centre (journey time 2 hours 30 minutes), then change transfer to your accommodation. Time to relax before your evening meal. Later take a stroll outside keeping watch for the aurora or warm up in the sauna.
Day 2-4: Winter activities in Ruka
After breakfast each day, take your pick of optional activities such as snowmobiling, husky sledding, snowshoeing and a visit to a reindeer farm. Some can be combined in a single tour. Try out the ski slopes and relax in the sauna back at your accommodation.
Day 5: depart Ruka
Following breakfast, join the transfer to Rovaniemi airport for your onward flight home.
- The weather in Finland can cause serious delays which can result in the need to re-arrange or extend your holiday itinerary. Whilst we and our contacts in Finland will do everything possible to minimise any disruption, it is important that you check the details of your travel insurance and allow for some flexibility in your plans.
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Snowshoe to the frozen lake and wait patiently for a bite.
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Snowmobiles, reindeer and huskies all on the same day.
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A thrilling combination of snowmobiling followed by ice kar…
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A short snowshoe trip suitable for the whole family.
Prices & Dates
Rukan Salonki prices from per person
|4 nights (Mon-Fri)||2 share||3 share||4 share||5 share||6 share|
|Standard chalets RS3-7 (4-5 bedrooms)||£1,122||£920||£820||£758||£720|
|Superior semi-detached RS11 (3 bedrooms)||£1,010||£846||£762||£712||£682|
|Superior chalet RS10 (7 bedrooms)||£1,659||£1,276||£1,087||£974||£896|
Prices are based on the low season period (03 Nov - 21 Nov 2017, 14 Jan - 03 Feb 2018, 08 Apr - 30 Apr 2018). Other periods have a supplement. Alternative durations and occupancies are available, please ask our Sales team for details.
Price includes: return direct flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi (Monday departure); airport taxes and charges; return transfers from and to Ruka; 4 nights in the chalet on half board basis and a welcome pack.
Price excludes: all optional activities, taxis, meals other than stated, drinks and personal expenses.
It is possible to add lunch to your stay, although some of the optional activities have this included.
Other daily departures are available from London Heathrow to Kuusamo via Helsinki. However, due to flight connections it may be necessary to include an overnight stay in Helsinki and onward flight to Kuusamo.
Direct flights from London Gatwick to Rovaniemi with Norwegian air operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 30 October 2017 to 23 March 2018.
Departs Gatwick at 05.50, arrives Rovaniemi at 11.10
Departs Rovaniemi at 11.50, arrives London Gatwick at 13.30
Indirect flights operate on Finnair schedule services from London Heathrow to Kuusamo via Helsinki. Seats are based on certain booking classes, should these not be available a supplement will apply. Due to flight connections in Helsinki it is necessary to stay overnight in the Finnish Capital on the outbound sector.
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