Located about 155 miles (250 km) north of the Arctic Circle, Saariselkä is one of Finland’s northernmost ski resorts, a remote spot that is an ideal choice for those looking to get off the beaten track and escape the crowds.
Saariselka is best known for its winter sports, and the nearby fells of Kaunispaa and Iisakkipaa offer 11 ski and snowboard slopes, along with more than 155 miles (250 km) of cross-country skiing trails. Other popular activities include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, husky sledding and reindeer safaris, while summer visitors can make the most of the abundant hiking and mountain biking trails. Saariselkä also makes a great destination for viewing the Northern Lights, with its northern location offering some of the highest sighting rates from September to March.
Saariselkä is located in Northern Lapland, 160 miles (260 km) north of Rovaniemi and 19 miles (30 km) from Ivalo airport.