Arctic Fells for the Hiker

Surrounded by fell highlands, the Saariselkä tourist resort is situated between the Urho Kekkonen National Park and the Hammastunturi wilderness district. The Saariselkä resort has an abundance of services on offer in a small area. You don’t need a car to get around in Saariselkä. In the winter, Saariselkä is the northern dream of cross-country and downhill skiers. In the summertime, hikers, mountain bikers and canoeists use the village as their base, from which hikes and excursions are taken to the diverse and magnificent national park scenery and the Ivalojoki River. The services in Saariselkä, beautiful fell highland nature and the national park with the widest range of trails and cabins make the region a must for true lovers of the great outdoors. In addition, just south of the resort are the tourist centres of the Laanila gold grounds, Kakslauttanen and Kiilopää.


Hotel Kakslauttanen

Whenever a list of the world’s most interesting vacation spots is compiled, Kakslauttanen is sure to be near the top.

Kaunispää Fell highland

Kaunispää Fell is 438 metres tall and located close to the Saariselkä resort.

Lapin Luontoloma Pro-Safaris

Lapin Luontoloma is Saariselkä’s oldest and the most experienced activity service enterprise, with operations beginning in 1982.

Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna

Known for its high standards, Lapland Hotel Riekonlinna provides versatile services for holiday-makers and conference guests alike.

Lapland North Destinations

Marketing and development company jointly owned by enterprises in North Lapland and the municipalities of Inari and Utsjoki.

North Village – Saariselkä Booking

North Village operates as the central booking agency and tour operator for the Saariselkä area.

Saariselkä Chapel

The Saariselkä Chapel, called Pyhän Paavalin Kappeli was inaugurated in the heart of the Saariselkä resort in 1996 and was designed by Erkki Jokiniemi.

Santa´s Hotel Tunturi

Santa's Hotel Tunturi, previously also known as Saariselka Tunturi Hotel, provides modern-style quality accommodation in Saariselka.

Urho Kekkonen National Park

The Urho Kekkonen National Park is located within the municipal regions of Inari, Sodankylä and Savukoski.