Things to do & see in Salla
Sitting on the eastern edge of Lapland, Salla has way more to offer than just a day on the slopes. Whilst the skiing here is still great – especially for beginners – you’d be missing out if you didn’t sample some of the other incredible winter activities too! Snowshoeing and cross country skiing offer a sublime, peaceful way to get out into the wilderness and there are loads of trails available to do both. For an even more traditional mode of transport, try a reindeer or husky pulled sled. If speed and excitement are what you’re after, you can’t beat a snowmobile safari!
Try your hand at ice swimming if you fancy something more chilled (pun intended!). For the ultimate in relaxation, Salla is home to a massage parlour and a spa. The resort’s location inside the Arctic Circle also makes it a great place for those hoping to see the Northern Lights – all you need is a clear night and a spot of luck. Of course Lapland is famous for having one very special resident, and Santa’s village is just two hours’ drive away. Perfect for families with kids or those who are still young at heart!
If you’re feeling brave, head to Ruuhijärvi beach – probably the coldest beach you’ll ever visit. Here you can take an icy and invigorating plunge into the Ruuhijärvi lake. Don’t worry, though - there’s usually a sauna here to warm you up as well!
Those in need of a little relaxation and pampering can pop into the massage parlour, where professional massage therapists can work away all the tension after a hard day on the slopes.
Take a night time trip to the Ruuhitunturi fell where, on clear nights, you stand a chance of seeing the amazing Northern Lights! Some excursions even include hot drinks and a barbecue in a traditional Lappish hut.
Experience true bliss at the Revontuli Spa in Salla, where you can take a dip in a heated pool whilst admiring a view of the stunning snowy fells through panoramic windows.