Saariselkä located in the middle of magnificent fell scenery between the Hammastunturi Wilderness Area to the west, which covers 1825 km², and Urho Kekkonen National Park, the second largest in Finland covering 2550 km², Saariselkä is in the midst of Europe’s largest wilderness. A popular destination for outdoor activities, a idyllic landscape of lakes and rivers, rolling fells and hills, swamps and bogs, a pure and natural habitat that is home to bears, wolves, wolverines, and many other elusive creatures.
Saariselkä Ski Resort
Saariselkä Ski Resort is the northernmost ski resort in Europe, built on the slopes of two fells, Kaunispää and Iisakkipää. The resort has 15 slopes suitable for all skill levels, with 6 lifts. At Saariselkä everything from the nature trails, the spa and hotels, restaurants and shops, is within walking distance. Saariselkä features a 1.2km snowboarding and freestyle skiing street, providing plenty of challenges with different level boxes and rails, and which gets altered as the season progresses according to conditions and demand. It’s also possible to make the over 1km journey from the top of the fell down to the village on a toboggan! As the ski-lifts are approximately 1km from the village there is a Skibus operating between the two many times a day during the season.
The range of winter activities includes alpine skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing and off-track cross-country skiing.
Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo Village
One of the world’s most interesting vacation spots, Kakslauttanen is renowned as the first glass igloo resort in Finland. Blessed with a long northern lights season, the resort features their famous glass igloos, perfect for enjoying the sensational auroras, as well as Kelo wood cabins and luxury suites, new Kelo-Glass igloos, luxury queen suites, an earth lodge wedding chamber, a traditional log cabin, and the Golddigger’s chalets. Kakslauttanen also provides accommodation in snow igloos during the winter, where the interior temperature is maintained between -3°C and -6°C.