Registration for World BioEconomy Forum 2022 is now open!

Accommodation and travel tips

Ruka is a holiday resort in Finnish Lapland set in the centre of pristine nature. Ruka offers a wide range of outdoor activities alongside excellent facilities for top-level conferences.

Finland was selected as the happiest country in the world in the World Happiness Report 2022 for the fifth time in a row. Also, the Finns themselves have selected Ruka and Kuusamo area to be one of the most beautiful regions in Finland.

Notably, Finland also announced “Finland’s BioEconomy Strategy update 2022” on 1 April 2022. So, there are several good reasons to have the Forum 2022 in Finland. We hope to see you there in person and not only celebrate nature, but also celebrate the fifth Forum in a row.

Getting there?

The fastest way to reach Ruka is to fly in from Helsinki to Kuusamo Airport, which is 25 minutes drive from Ruka.

You can also take a flight to Oulu or Rovaniemi and drive on from there by car or bus.

Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kuusamo all year round. The flight takes approximately one hour. An airport bus runs between the airport and Ruka in connection with scheduled flights.

Ruka in Finland

Where to stay?

Ruka provides several locations to stay. You may choose to stay next to conference centre or select a private villa from the one of the most desired villa destinations in Finland.

Hotel Scandic Rukahovi​

Rukankyläntie 15, 93830 Rukatunturi, Finland

The closest accommodation for the conference is the hotel, Scandic Rukahovi.


Please use booking code: BWOR070922 and you will get a conference discount price for your stay.

Ruka Ski-Inn

Various places at Ruka area

Ruka Ski-Inn provides various types of accommodation based on your preference nearby to the conference centre. All accommodation has a private sauna and kitchen.


+358 10 382 5222

Please use reservation code: BIO and you will receive a 10% conference discount for your stay. No invoicing fee will be charged from bookings with the code.

Ruka Area

Or you may choose your destination out of the selection of the Ruka accommodation portfolio.

Getting around

In case you are staying there for the weekend – you may find several leasure activities to you and your spouse.