Things to do & see in Saariselkä
In Saariselkä you’ll never be short of amazing winter activities to have a go at! Whether you’re an adventurer, an adrenaline junkie, a child at heart or someone who just prefers to be pampered, there’s sure to be something to pass the time. Of course, with Saariselkä being situated right in the heart of Lapland, you’d be mad to pass up a meeting with Father Christmas himself! Indulge your inner child with a visit to Santa’s house or, if you’ve got kids with you, take this opportunity to give them a magical experience they’ll never forget.
There are plenty of winter sports to take part in here, too. There’s great downhill skiing for beginners and intermediates, more cross country than you could hope to get through in a week, snowshoeing and even curling! Adventurers can embark on safaris powered by snowmobiles, huskies or reindeer and for petrolheads there’s the chance to try ice karting or rally driving. There’s a spa for those who prefer a more relaxing winter break, and loads of things to keep kids amused too.
Anyone who’s watched the winter Olympics knows that, no matter how odd it seems, curling can be seriously exciting. In Saariselkä you can give it a go yourself at the Jääseita Curling Centre.
Holiday club spa
Relax and unwind in Europe’s most northerly spa! Here you can choose from a whole range of spa treatments, and there’s also a pool, hot tub and sauna.
Angry Birds Activity Park
If you’ve got kids with you, don’t miss the hilarious Angry Birds Activity Park. Here you’ll find fun obstacle courses, climbing towers and more – as well as a cafe for the grownups and a lounge area with sofas, which usually has games consoles running for teenagers.
Adrenaline junkies will be in heaven at the Action Park in Saariselkä. Pit yourselves against one another in a fast-paced ice karting race, or have a go in a kitted out rally car!
Take a trip to a remote frozen lake, where you can try your hand at the ancient art of ice fishing. If you make a catch, your guides may even help you prepare it and cook it over an open fire – lunch doesn’t get much fresher than that.
If you’ve always dreamed of capturing a glimpse of the mystical Northern Lights, you’re definitely in the right place! Saariselkä is the most northerly of all the Finnish ski resorts, and you probably stand a better chance of seeing them here than anywhere else.