Saariselkä, Finland


A great place to see the Northern Lights

This wonderful resort lies in the far North of Finnish Lapland and is one of the best places to witness the Northern Lights which occur up to 200 days a year.

Saariselka has the peace of a remote location but a good range of accommodation options and outdoor activities. The fells provide a stunning backdrop for over 200km of cross-country skiing tracks.

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +3 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

The winter months, from November to February, are the coldest months of the year with temperatures ranging from -5 to -22 degrees Celsius.

Rainfall (and snow) averages about 20mm per month during the same period.

May to September are the warmest months with temperatures reaching a high of 20 degrees Celsius in July, but July is also the wettest month of the year with an average of 60mm.

Leisure & Activities

Husky and Reindeer Safaris
For a truly unique and thrilling experience, what about being pulled along on a husky or reindeer sled through the spectacular winter scenery. You can even travel to Santa Claus Village by reindeer sleigh. You may even have the opportunity to try your hand at being a musher in control of your own team of huskies.

Cross Country Skiing
One of the best ways to discover the more out of the way beauty spots is by cross country skiing. Full tuition and equipment can be provided. Some of the excursions are taken at night, so there is the possibility of witnessing the spectacular Northern Lights.

Venture far from civilisation over frozen lakes and through snowy forests travelling by exhilarating snowmobiles. You can take excursions lasting from two hours to almost a full day and complete instruction is provided for complete novices. There are also excursions by moonlight in search of a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Hotels in Saariselka