Bed & Breakfast
Ruska Bed and Breakfast offers cosy accommodation and breakfast in the centre of Taivalkoski. Established in 1986, we have welcomed guests from all around the world.
You can stop by and relax here on your way to Lapland, or spend a while in the region.
The surrounding area offers wonderful nature trails, and the River Ii flows by just a stone’s throw away. There are also rapid connections to Ruka, Syöte and Posio available. We are located in between four national parks: you can easily reach Hossa, Oulanka, Syöte and Riisitunturi, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature.
Annikki and Kalevi Nevanperä
Our clean and cosy rooms ensure a good night’s sleep. You can select your room from various options: we have rooms for one, two, three, four or five guests.
Bed linen is included in the price.
We serve a delicious and generous breakfast that includes fresh berries, vegetables, bread, cold meats and slow-cooked porridge to give an energetic start to your day.
Relax in the sauna after your journey or a day out – the sauna will be heated at your request. We have two saunas available for guests.
There is a grill hut and a recreation area in the yard. In the shared facilities of the hotel, you can use the self-service kitchen for cooking your own food. There is also an indoor sunbed, a drying room and a ski maintenance room available for our guests.
Our accommodation prices include a healthy, hearty breakfast.
1 Jan to 30 June and 1 Sep to 31 Dec
Single room €50 *)
Double room €60 *)
Triple room €80
Room for four people €90
Room for five people €100
*) 1 July to 31 July
Single rooms €60 per room
Double rooms €70 per room
SIGHTS AND ACTIVITIES
TAIVALVAARA SPRTS CENTRE
The sheltered slopes and terrains of Taivalvaara provide excellent facilities for ski jumpers, cross-country and downhill skiers and snowboarders. The snow conditions are good throughout the winter, from early November to late April. More information.
CANOEING AND KAYAKING CENTRE
The canoeing and kayaking centre in Taivalkoski offers their services to those interested in whitewater canoeing as well as those who prefer a more relaxed and peaceful experience. We offer rental equipment, organise courses, and provide both private classes and guided tours.
Read more (in Finnish).
The Kalle Päätalo exhibition at the centre contains a replica of the author’s study and a changing exhibition with photographs and a variety of articles. Both the exhibition and Kalle Päätalo’s books portray the life of local people and the Finnish everyday in recent history in a lively manner. More information (in Finnish).
The southernmost fell in Finland, Iso-Syöte is famous for its range of slopes and snowy winter landscapes. The summer and autumn are no less impressive in Iso-Syöte and the surrounding regions, where you can enjoy breathtaking landscapes and the changing seasons. The biking trails in Iso-Syöte and Syöte National Park are famous for their versatility and wonderful sceneries.
The river II
The River Ii is the sixth largest river system in Finland. Its 370-km long main channel winds through Taivalkoski on its way towards the Bothnian Bay. The river is famous for being rich in fish. Click here for more information (in Finnish).
What our guests say
“What a lovely place with very friendly staff! Close to Syöte Ski Resort and National Park. Good breakfast, excellent price-quality ratio. Highly recommended!”
“Clean and tidy basic room, comfortable bed and a renovated bathroom. Good breakfast with great variety. I usually don’t even eat porridge but I tried the praised breakfast porridge here, and it was heavenly with their home-cooked blueberry soup!”
“The breakfast was tasty and varied. They even filled up my Thermos flask with coffee to go for free. I arrived late but the sauna was still hot and available for use.”
“Cosy, comfortable and peaceful. Friendly staff and a tasty breakfast. A good pit stop on the way to the north.”