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Saariselkä-Inari

Credits: Star Arctic Saariselkä

Saariselkä Resort, a compact village with artic spirit, is located in the municipality of Inari.

Saariselkä lies in the middle of magnificent fell scenery by Urho Kekkonen National Park in Northern Lapland.
Credits: Star Arctic Saariselkä

Welcome to Saariselkä-Inari

Saariselkä lies in the middle of magnificent fell scenery by Urho Kekkonen National Park. The resort offers many services and activities but is just steps away from the peace and tranquility of nature.

You don’t need a car in Saariselkä: everything from the ski centre to the area’s nature trails, spa, hotels and restaurants is walking distance. And thanks to good travel connections, many of Northern Lapland’s other destinations are within easy reach.

Skier staring at the Northern Lights above the ski slopes in Saariselkä, Finland.

Where in Finland?

Saariselkä-Inari

City facts

Population: 350 (Inari 7 000)

Flight connections: Ivalo airport lies a 15-minute drive away from Saariselkä and 40 minutes from Inari

Distance from Helsinki:

– Plane 1 hour 30 minutes
– Car 1 100 kilometres, 14 hours

Contact

Inari-Saariselkä Tourist Information
Saariselkä: Service Point Kiehinen
Inari: Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida
Ivalo: Customer Service Point

Saariselkä +358 40 168 7838
tourist.info@saariselka.fi
Inari & Ivalo +358 40 168 9668
tourist.info@inari.fi

Visit site

The Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun

Take your team to the home of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, where arctic energy merges with relaxing moments. Located 260 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, Saariselkä is the northernmost holiday resort in the world and one of the oldest ski resorts in Finland.

The Saariselkä area has five high seasons: summer, autumn colour, first snow, Christmas/mid-winter and the spring skiing season. Eight hotels, 10 activities companies, 29 restaurants and a variety of shops ensure all of your needs are catered to.

An aerial view of the Lake Inari and people canoying during the summer.

Outdoor activities and Sámi culture

Cross-country and downhill skiing, dog sled tours, reindeer rides, snowmobile safaris, snowshoeing and a score of other snow-based activities are beloved winter activities. Outside of the snowy seasons, gold panning, trekking, hiking and fishing are popular pastimes.

The region around Saariselkä is a hub for the indigenous Sámi culture of Lapland. In the village of Inari, just an hour north from Saariselkä, you’ll find Siida, a centre of conferences, Arctic nature and Sámi culture that is well worth a visit.

Snow-covered huts in the wilderness in the Lapland under the Norhern Stars.
Credits: Tom Archer