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Saariselka

250Km North of the Arctic Circle it offers a varied range of activities to suit everyone.

What we love about Saariselka

  • Host to the Longest Toboggan run in Finland 1.8km
  • Excellent Local Supermarket
  • North of the Arctic Circle
  • Small and and non commercial
  • Lots of cross country ski trails
  • Safe and easy to navigate round village
  • Great Northern Lights location
  • Small selection of Bars and Restraunts

Saariselkä is situated approximately 250 km North of the Arctic Circle and is one of Europe`s most northerly holiday resorts. Access to this area is by way of one of Finlands most northerly airports in Ivalo.

Saariselkä's resort amenities and facilities are all within an easy stroll of each other.

The resort has 2 fells called Kaunispaci and Iisakkipaa where there are slopes for skiing, if this is something that you would like to add to your itinerary. The ski resort isn't too extensive, however, there are 15 downhill slopes, 7 of which are floodlit and can be accessed by 5 lifts.

If skiing or snowboarding isn't your forte, then you could have a go on Kaunispääne Pulkarine, Finland's longest toboggan/sledging run, which is about 1,800m long or a slightly shorter option that is 1,200m, and is definitely worth trying! 

If you are in search of the Northern Lights then there are some really good "Dark Sky" areas. The best being the platform which has been purposely built looking North. This platform can be found at the top of the fell where the Star Arctic hotel is located. A taxi to the top would cost approximately €10 and any of the local hotels or bars would be happy to assist in calling a car for you.    

Some Facts

SaariselkaHas 2 fells:- Kaunispaci and Iisakkipaa
Ski-ing15 Ski slopes, 7 of which are floodlit
The Resortis 250 km North of the Arctic Circle
Local taxisThese can be requested at any local Hotel Reception
Northern LightsThere is a viewing platform at the Star Arctic hotel

Accommodation In Saariselka