The hotel’s autumn season kicks off this month, just in time for guests to enjoy ‘ruska’, when tree leaves take on various shades of red. “Our rooms boast large windows overlooking the fantastic scenery of the northern wilderness. Some lucky guests might even catch the aurora borealis or reindeer roaming free nearby,” says Hannu Kuusiniemi, owner of Ruka Peak. The main season starts in November, and guests are able to ski in and out of the hotel directly onto the ski slopes. The hotel’s main building has six double rooms and two exclusive suites, while the separate Alpine-style luxury chalets nearby are suitable for private hire.