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Choose your route according to your fitness – the vistas are sure to be amazing wherever you go.

Choose your route according to your fitness – the vistas are sure to be amazing wherever you go.

In Saariselkä, you can go white water rafting with an experienced guide.

In Saariselkä, you can go white water rafting with an experienced guide.

Ski Saariselkä is nestled at the foot of two fells, Kaunispää and Iisakkipää. The distance from the village to the slopes is one kilometre.

Ski Saariselkä is nestled at the foot of two fells, Kaunispää and Iisakkipää. The distance from the village to the slopes is one kilometre.

The wide slopes at Ski Saariselkä are also perfect for kite skiing.

The wide slopes at Ski Saariselkä are also perfect for kite skiing.

On a dog sledding trip, you will be that much closer to nature.

On a dog sledding trip, you will be that much closer to nature.

The network of snowmobile trails in Saariselkä is vast – why not go on a short ride or even a longer safari.

The network of snowmobile trails in Saariselkä is vast – why not go on a short ride or even a longer safari.

A gold museum is located in Tankavaara, right next to Saariselkä.

A gold museum is located in Tankavaara, right next to Saariselkä.

Snowshoeing is perfect for everyone interested in outdoor exercise. You can easily rent the equipment in Saariselkä.

Snowshoeing is perfect for everyone interested in outdoor exercise. You can easily rent the equipment in Saariselkä.

Throw on your rucksack and head out for a hike. The private sauna in your holiday home will be waiting for you in the evening.

Throw on your rucksack and head out for a hike. The private sauna in your holiday home will be waiting for you in the evening.

Recreation

Saariselkä in the summer and autumn has much to offer the active traveller. Come rain or shine, there is always something exciting to do at Holiday Club Saariselkä. After a day spent exploring the surrounding fell country, you can retire to the warm waters and tropical atmosphere of the spa and test the range of wellness services on offer.

Summer Activities

Gold-panning

Gold-panning

If you are looking for excitement, take part in a guided gold-panning trip – we guarantee a good catch!

Bird-watching

Bird-watching

Moreover, Saariselkä is certainly the place you should use as your fort when you go bird-watching. During a day trip, you can familiarize yourself with not only the species at the peaks of the fells, but also those along the rivers.

Canoeing

Canoeing

The Ivalojoki river and Finland’s second largest lake, Inarijärvi, are Northern Lapland’s best places for canoeing. If you have never paddled a canoe before, you can take part in a guided canoeing excursion. 

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers can enjoy the light of the long summer nights and the gently sloping fells or challenging rocky terrain. The local programme service businesses rent mountain bikes and guide you in choosing the route most suitable for you.

Those looking for a faster pace can take part in an endurance safari upon request. Moto-Jysky’s guided tours will take you on a motorbike trip and introduce you to the wonders of Lapland’s commercial forests. 

Hiking

Hiking

Hikers can choose the trail that best suits their condition and schedule, from a one-kilometre hike to one that takes several days. Marked trails beginning in the centre of Saariselkä, Kiilopää or Tankavaara lead to the Urho Kekkonen national park.

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking

Try the Finnish speciality Nordic walking while enjoying the stunning views.

Fishing

Fishing

Saariselkä also has something to offer to fishing enthusiasts: lakes and rivers with clean and clear water and rugged landscapes are an adventure for even the most experienced fisherman.

Year-round

Angry Birds Activity Park

Angry Birds Activity Park

The themes of the Angry Birds Activity Park in Saariselkä are space and Lapland. Angry Birds and the northern magic make an interesting and attractive combination. As in other parks also in Saariselkä the starting point is the physical doing, the rides won't move people but people will move the rides. This is combined with the virtual world familiar of the Angry Birds Games.

Bowling

Bowling is excellent fun whether you are a family or a group of friends looking for a fun night out.

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Bowling is excellent fun whether you’re a family or a group of friends looking for a fun night out. And it’s easy to play, even if you’re a beginner! With 8 Lanes together with glow lighting you are sure to have a great time. Bowling is also suitable for children and we have special equipped lanes for that purpose.

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Sámi Dinner

Dinner at the reindeer farm with Sami events

2 hours

65 € per person

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Group will be picked up from the accommodation place and transferred to the Reindeer farm in Joikun Kota. Our Sámi hosts wishes us welcome.

Menu: 1. Mushroom Soup 2. Glow fried Salmon with fried vegetables 3. Pan cakes with jam, Coffee / Tea

Our host will talk about the Sámi culture and reindeer herding; please do not hesitate to ask if you have questions in mind.

Winter Activities

Reindeer safari

Enjoy the absolute peace and quiet, which is only broken by the tinkling of a reindeer bell.

2 hours

90 € per person

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Sitting cosy and warm on reindeer furs, we will drive reindeer and follow our guide, the reindeer herder.

At the starting point the reindeer man wishes us welcome. Driving and safety instructions for the safari will be given. All participants will be given a driving reindeer. By sitting in the sleigh we are able to enjoy the peace of wilderness; the reindeer go on quietly in a snowy forest.

After a while we shall keep a break: coffee will be served by the open fire, cookies to go with. For those who are interested the reindeer man shall tell about reindeer and life in general in Lapland. The safari continues.

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights dancing up above is such a powerful and unique natural phenomenon that it changes lives down on Earth.

3 hours

94.50 € per person

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Being one of the best places to spot the Aurorae, Finland has even received immigration because of them. You can choose either go by snowmobile or by reindeer sleigh.

Ice fishing trip on a lake

We start our safari towards an exciting experience of ice fishing.
We will drive through the fells and wilderness and finally arrive to a Lake.

5 hours

144 € per person

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Group will be picked up from the accommodation place.
From our safari office we will get warm winter overalls (overalls, Shoes, woolen socks, gloves, helmet).
Guide have prepared everything we need on our Ice Fishing trip.
Guests will get driving and safety instructions for the Snowmobile.

Snowmobiling

One of the best activities to do in the winter besides ski is to go snowmobiling.

1 hour

50 € per person

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During our drive we shall enjoy the untouched nature which surrounds us. On top of the fell we shall stop to view the snowy scenery. We shall keep some breaks during our drive. Hot juice will be offered.

Cross-country skiing

We are surrounded with the beautiful nature of Lapland. Don´t forget your camera!

2 hours

85 € per person

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We start our way to the ski tracks. Guide will give us intensive course for the crosscountry skiing. There are some tricks/ technics how to succeed in this sport.

We shall head out to the wilderness for a skiing trip.
We are surrounded with the beautiful nature of Lapland. Don´t forget your camera!
Some breaks will be kept during the way. Juice will be offered.

Downhill Skiing

Ski Saariselkä has something for everyone to enjoy: down-hill skiing, free-style park, and the Kids Park. There are a total of 11 slopes on the Kaunispää and Iisakkipää fells, the longest slope being 1.3 km long.

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The new ski season begins on 24 November 2017

Snowmobile, Snow Shoe and Husky Safaris

Snowmobile, Snow Shoe and Husky Safaris

You can enjoy Saariselkä without skies as well. Snowmobile-riding, snowshoeing and husky safaris offer you authentic Lapland adventures. Your holiday is also an excellent opportunity to try curling. 

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