Northern Lights
Kakslauttanen Kelo Glass Igloo Overnight Stay
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Horse Sleigh ride with optional Glass Igloo overnight stay
Magical scenery around Saariselka
Aurora Cabins under the Northern Lights
Husky Sledding
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Glass Igloo Overnight Stay is the ultimate way to see the Northern Lights
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Skiing under the Northern Lights
Snowmobile excursions into the wilderness
Snowshoeing around Saariselka
Dsicover the many cross-country ski trails
Meet the local huskies
Northern Lights
Being above the Arctic Circle makes Saariselka a prime spot for Northern Lights spotting
Aurora Borealis
Ski lift in the Arctic light
Snowmobile excursion
Book your Glass Igloo Overnight Stay
Reindeers on the horizon
Reindeer Sleigh Ride at traditional Sami farm
Cross-country skiing is an excellent way to experience the beautiful scenery
Snowmobiling at sunset
Snowshoeing around Saariselka
Snowmobile excursion
Snowmobile excursion
Guided Snowshoe walk
Glass Igloo Overnight Stay


Frontier atmosphere and Sámi heritage in our most northerly resort

Lapland winter wonderland activity holidays in Saariselkä

Located in the wild mystical north of Lapland, close to Russia and just a few hours from the Arctic Ocean, Saariselkä is an exceptionally friendly uncommercialised resort with a unique frontier atmosphere. With magnificent Arctic wilderness scenery just on the doorstep, it makes an ideal resort for an all-round winter wonderland adventure. The skies are often a deep hue of pink and purple, the pine trees heavily laden with snow, and being so far north there is a good possibility of seeing the Northern Lights too. Here you are deep in Sámi country, the colourful native people of Lapland, many of whom work in the resort and have their own reindeer herds in forests nearby. Saariselkä is renowned for its excellent cross-country ski trails in the adjoining national park. For a really memorable experience sleep under the magical night sky in a cosy thermal glass igloo.

Northern Lights Adventure Weeks. Experience a '7 Night Adventure' at the Muotka Wilderness Lodge or experience our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'.

Insiders guide
  • Snow-sure from November to May
  • Good chance of seeing Northern Lights
  • Superb for cross-country skiing

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Saariselka Log Cabins

We offer an excellent portfolio of well-equipped, modern, high-quality log cabins of 3 or 4 star standard and in a variety of locations 250-900m from the nearest ski bus stop, a large supermarket and the village centre. Choose to either self-cater or pre-book optional half board at the Holiady Club Spa Hotel.  

£ 549 per person
Gielas Hotel

The deluxe wing of the Tunturi hotel, the luxury 4 star superior Gielas building offers highly recommended deluxe rooms approx. 100m from the Tunturi's reception and restaurant. The whole property enjoys a peaceful setting, just 350m from the village centre and a few steps to the cross-country ski tracks. The Gielas Hotel can also be booked as part of our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'.

£ 749 per person
Holiday Club Spa Hotel

Located right in the heart of Saariselkä, this popular spa hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and an impressive range of facilities, including a fabulous indoor pool complex. The resort ski bus conveniently stops just outside. The hotel's public areas including restaurant and pool area have been newly renovated this Summer.The Holiday Club Spa Hotel can also be booked as part of our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'.

£ 749 per person
Saariselka Inn Log Cabins

These cabins are available to book from 2 - 22 Dec 2018 & 6 Jan - 9 Feb 2019 

Highly recommended detached rustic round log cabins in a peaceful scenic location, approx. 500m from the village centre, ski bus and supermarket. These cabins are real round log and are one of the few options for detached cabins in Saariselkä. Cabins may be booked on a self-catering basis or with pre-booked half board, available at a supplement and taken at the nearby Tunturi hotel. 


£ 549 per person
Kelotahti Apartments

These recently built, luxury apartments benefit from a highly convenient central village location and offer excellent value. Several bars, restaurants and a large well-stocked supermartket are within easy walking distance. All apartments are fully equipped with ultra-modern appliances and private en suite saunas. 

£ 529 per person
Tunturi Hotel

A wonderfully atmospheric hotel with cosy wood-panelled public areas, good cuisine and comfortable rooms.  The property enjoys a peaceful setting 250m from the village centre and next to the cross-country ski tracks. Rooms are also available in the recently added luxury 4 star superior Gielas Hotel building, which is one of our most popular Lapland hotels.  The property is in a peaceful setting 2 minutes' walk (250m) from the village centre, next to the start of the cross-country ski tracks. The ski bus stops outside.


£ 679 per person
Tunturi Hotel Suites

Tunturi Hotel Suites are part of the wonderfully atmospheric Tunturi Hotel complex with its cosy wood-panelled public areas and popular restaurants.

£ 547 per person
Star Arctic Hotel

The new Star Arctic Hotel opened it's doors in December 2017 to welcome its first guests to its modern, Lappish-style suites.  A great choice for a special occasion, it is located at the top of Kaunispaä fell, away from the light pollution of the village centre and an excellent spot from which to view the Northern Lights.  Guests can sit back and relax in their room to hopefully see them from the large panels windows in each of the rooms.

£ 1352 per person
Muotka Wilderness Lodge

This can be booked as part of our 'Muotka 7 Night Adventure', which is the price shown. You can also book this as part of our 'Muotka 2-Centre Adventure'.

This tastefully renovated lodge radiates an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation from the moment you arrive. The reception building has a restaurant with open fireplace, small lounge and bar.

£ 1869 per person
(age at the date of return)
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