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.
Resort Code: FISK
Languages spoken: Finnish and Sámi
Time difference: GMT+2
Winter 2017/18 flights to Kittilä depart Sundays,
Gatwick 3 Dec - 3 Mar
Bristol 3 Dec - 3 Mar
Manchester 3 Dec - 3 Mar
NEW Stansted 11 Feb only
Winter 2017/18 flights to Ivalo depart Sundays,
Gatwick 17 Dec - 3 Mar
Transfer 3 hours by coach or minibus from Kittilä and 20 minutes from Ivalo.
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Parking available: Yes
Resort Ski bus available: Yes
Ski bus info: The bus around the village to the ski lifts 2km away costs approximately €15 per week or €5 per day. Children under 6yrs old travel Free with an adult. The ski lifts are 2km from the village centre.