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. The lodge sauna has separate times for men and women, and is also bookable for private use (payable locally). There is an outdoor fireplace, shelter and Sámi kota hut.
As well as the activities listed, Christmas Week (depart. 24 Dec) also includes gingerbread backing, tree decorating and a visit from Santa with a small gift for all the children on Christmas Eve.
New Year Week (depart. 31 Dec) also includes a bonfire, midnight fireworks and a glass of sparkling wine on New Year's Eve. There are festive dinners on both dates including Lappish specialities.
Board basis options available
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.
See Activity Information below
For more information on travel and transport visit our Saariselka page
Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition Winter 2018/19
|Special Offer Lift Passes for Inghams guests when pre-booking in the UK for the following 2018/19 dates: 2-15 Dec & 6 Jan-16 Feb incl.|
|Up to 40% off Ski & Boot Hire when pre-booking (already deducted in above prices). 7 days for the price of 4 days.|
|Free Day Lift Pass & Equipment Hire for Inghams guests pre-booking 6 days lift pass and/or equipment hire receive 7th day Free issued in resort.|
|Children Under 6yrs Ski Free and receive Free equipment hire if wearing Free rental helmet and accompanied by an adult.
LEARN TO SKI/BOARD*
For complete beginners only
Adult: £232 Child: £196
SKI INCLUSIVE PLUS*
Adult: £240 Child: £206
LEARN TO CROSS-COUNTRY
Adult: £117 Child: £71
All Ski Inclusive Plus bundles and Learn to Ski packages must be pre-booked in UK and are not bookable locally.
*Learn To Ski, Board & Cross-country is for complete beginners only (guests who have never skied). Any guests booking this package who have skied before will be charged an upgrade cost locally.
*Ski/Board Saver Pack is for all other levels.
†Child Ski 6-16yrs/Child Snowboard 7-16yrs. Children 5yrs old should only book tuition as lift pass & equipment are FREE. See Special Offers below.
|Senior 65yrs+||Adult 17-64yrs†||Child 7-16yrs Senior 65yrs+||
|Local Area Pass||6||L/H||£74 / £105||£123/£175||£74/£105||FREE|
L = Inghams special offer 2-15 Dec & 6 Jan-16 Feb / H = Normal public price 23 Dec - 5 Jan & 17 Feb-16 Mar
Equipment (7 days)
|Skis & boots||£102||£130|
|Snowboard & boots||-||£102|
|Cross-country skis & boots||£69||-|
(Child 3-5yrs FREE)
|Skis & boots||£102||-|
|Snowboard & boots||-||£102|
|Cross-country skis & boots||£35||-|
Equipment hire is up to 40% off when pre-booking and is already deducted in the above prices.
All ski boots are of the same good standard. 'Blue' or 'Red' skis & boots may be exchanged for snowboard equipment once during rental period at no extra cost. Please see here for description of hire categories.
|Days||Hours||Adult 17yrs+||Child 5-16yrs†|
1½ hrs per day
|Cross-country||3||100 mins per day||£83||£41|
†Child snowboard tuition = 7-16yrs & Child cross-country tuition = 7-11yrs.
Thermal Suits & Boots
|Clothing||Days||Adult 13yrs+||Child 3-12yrs|
Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.