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Iisakki Village

You are very welcome to come Iisakki Village where is something to do for an  every day of the year! Iisakki Village honours traditions and there you may accommodate, have meetings, there is a lot of activities, great meals and parties.  The area is surrounded by this fascinating environment which whispers secrets from the past and brings twinkles of the life’s of our ancestors in to our minds. We gladly plan whole package for you and your group. There is everything in same area only 6 km from the centre of Ruka.

What is Iisakki Village?

Iisakki Village is a reproduction of old Rajala courtyard from Paanajärvi village  (about 50km to east) which was left to Russian side of the border after II World war. Building of Iisakki Village is our salute for historical Paanajärvi area. There was 32 buildings in original Rajala courtyard and we have allready built 14 of them in Iisakki Village.  For example there are private restaurant Iisakin Talo, lakeside sauna, wedding shed, boutique of  Father Christmas , Country barn and two accommodation buildings: Papin talo and Alina’s House.

Area is not a museum. Inside the old style surroundings we have all the modern day amenities. We provide activities both summer and winter, serve food and host travellers. Iisakin Talo is the main building of the village. It serves our customers as a restaurant and cosy meeting place. There are seats for 50 persons to dine in Iisakki’s House. You may also meet Santa Claus himself, his elves and reindeers in Iisakki Village. There’s also Ruka’s largest privat restaurant Kontioluola. It is build underground and can seat over 300 customers.

We have accommodation for over hundred people in the Village. By the Rukajärvi-lakeside stands Alinan Tupa cottage for 10 people and 32 people 3-store Papin Talo. On the other side of the Village we have Villa Golf Ruka for 28 people and luxurious Luppolina cottage for 34 people. All are suitable for conference rooms too.

After various activities it’s nice to have traditional Finnish sauna. Iisakki’s lakeside sauna has room for 20 people at time and fireplace room and shower area can hold other 20 people. There’s also outdoor Jacuzzi by the sauna.

Winter Village

At the shore of lake Rukajärvi is locted Iisakki's Winter Village. Winter Village is built every year entirely of snow. Village is ready in new years time every year and offers accommodation in snow igloos and many other experiences.Iisakki's Winter village is also suitable for wedding ceremonies and welcoming ceremonies.

Iisakki's winter village includes also outside theatre where you can enjoy a norhtern light - movie on a snow screen. If you are lucky and the sky is clear we can see the real Northern Lights dancing in the sky! During the evening in Iisakki's winter village you have possibility to enjoy 3 course Lappish dinner in the main house of Iisakki Village, in Iisakin Talo -restaurant.

Evenings top moment is to lay down on the reindeer skins in a warm sleebing bag in the snow igloo. Silence, fresh air and warm sleeping bag quarantee you a good sleep. In the morning is nice to have a breakfast and warm shower.

You can arrive to Iisakki Village by hyskies or snowmobiles. With car we are only 10 minutes from Ruka Willage center or 20 minutes from Kuusamo town center.

Category: Restaurants

In the forest restaurant Kontioluola we offer not only tasty food but also wide range of entertainment especially for your evening parties. 

Category: Restaurants

Cozy restaurant in the heart of Iisakki Village. 

Category: Restaurants

Honkakota is a log built hut. Within its confines one can host successful dinner events and meetings.


Luppolinna offers high-level accommodation for groups. There are 12 twin rooms each equipped with showers and toilets.

Beds24 + 10

Wilderness Hotel Papin Talo is located in beautiful country side by the lake Rukajärvi.


New amazing glass villas are part of Iisakki Village area in Ruka. Location by lake Rukajärvi, beautiful nature surroundings. From glass villas you may observe the surrounding nature and nature phenomenon such as northern lights or nightless night.

In the Iisakki Village camping area in Ruka Kuusamo offer beautiful place to spend a night with camper/caravan or stay in nice cottage or apartment. Nature surroundings and lots of activities will make this place worth of staying. 

Papin talo’s great old logs cover up a modern accommodation facilities. This three floor house is great accommodation destination for groups or individuals and families.

Beds22 + 12

Alina’s House is a romantic log house on the shore of lake Rukajärvi.


Villa Rukan Huurre has two beautiful chalets with 4 bedrooms and open loft / each chalet. 

Beds10 beds / chalet

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