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Saariselka, Finland

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Ski Holidays in Saariselka, Finland

Located in the far north of Finnish Lapland, 250km above the Arctic Circle, Saariselka is a small resort, with a handful of hotels and private cabins, literally in the middle of nature. It enjoys wonderful views across surrounding fells and easy access to the forest trails, whether it be for hiking, skiing or safaris.

The resort is home to, with in a gentle walk from all our hotels, a tiny, simple chapel, a few gift shops, a supermarket, spa swimming pool (located in Hotel Holiday club) and at the edge of the resort is an excellent toboggan slope. A ski bus runs several times a day between the hotels and nearby slopes. If you are going to see the Aurora Borealis anywhere in the world it is here and where better to experience the midnight sun.

Apres and non-ski activities in Saariselka

Activities you can book with your rep in resort:

  • Swimming pool comples at Holiday Club Hotel
  • Northern Lights walks
  • Tankavaara gold-panning and museum
  • Visit the Siida Sámi museum in Inari
  • Overnight stay in thermal glass igloo
  • Northern Lights minibus tour
  • Husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris
  • Bowling
  • Tobogganing
  • Ice skating
  • Traditional Lappish meal night
  • Santa visits
  • Cross country skiing

Activities you can pre-book before your holiday:

  • Overnight stay in a luxury glass igloo – Just a 20 minute drive away in Kakslauttanen, this unique trip is the perfect way to observe the Northern lights from the comfort of your own bed in a stunning winter wonderland. Sauna, transfers, breakfast and dinner is included in the prices.
  • Northern Lights Wilderness Dinner – This 3 hour excursion includes a 12km scenic drive to the wilderness hut, a delicious meal cooked over coals and stories about the Northern lights by the hosts. The hut is perfectly located to view the lights should there appear.
  • Husky safaris – This 2 and a half hour excursion includes a 20 minute drive to the farm and 1 and a half hours at the farm. Experience a husky ride through the wilderness followed by a hot drink by the fire. There are various options starting from a Husky Mini Safari with a 2km sleigh ride to a Husky Half Day safari with a 15km safari and lunch.
  • Reindeer Safari and Sámi reindeer farm visit – Just a 15 mins drive away is the local Sámi reindeer farm. Spend 1 and half hours at the farm feeding and learning about the reindeer before a scenic sleigh ride and a hot drink in front of the fire at the end of the visit.
  • Snowmobile safaris – 2 hours excursion starting from in the resort. Enjoy a 25km ride through the breathtaking artic scenery. The safari is available during the day as a family friendly trip or in the evening ‘In Search of the Northern Lights.’ Longer trips can be booked in resort.
  • Snowshoeing Safari – A 2 hour guided tour can be taken during the day or in the evening in search of the Northern Lights.
  • Visit Santa’s Home – 1 hour drive away deep in to a magical snowy wonderland children get to meet Santa and his elves. Visit the reindeers and see how the elves send presents around the world, plus many other activities.
  • Sámi Museum and Inari Village – A 5 hour excursion the village of Inari on the shores of a huge lake where the Sami have hunted for centuries. Learn about their rich history and culture at the Siida museum and browse the brilliant shops and boutiques in the village.
  • Nellim and Russian Border Patsjoki Bridge – This 5/6 hour excursion takes you across the rolling hills to the taiga snow forests of Russia. The visit includes lunch at the Nellim Wilderness Hotel, a visit to Nellim village’s Russian Orthodox Church and the Patsjoki river bridge.

Saariselka Ski Deals

Holiday Club ****
Holiday Club
22 Jan 17
Tunturi Hotel / Gielas Hotel ***
Tunturi Hotel / Gielas Hotel
08 Jan 17
Tunturi Hotel Suites ***
Tunturi Hotel Suites
08 Jan 17
Total Runs: 12
  • 180m
  • Resort Altitude

  • 20km
  • Of Piste

  • N, S
  • Direction of Slopes

  • 2km
  • Longest Run

  • 4
  • Draglifts
  • 5
  • Ski Lifts

  • 1
  • Snowboard Park

  • 1
  • Chairlifts

  • Health Spa
  • Snow sure
  • Traditional village resort
Kittila (3h 00min)
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