Saariselka is located in North Lapland around 250km above the Arctic circle. The resort is situated in Finland's Inari municipality, with Ivalo being the local airport. Finnair has a regular scheduled flight service into Ivalo from Helsinki. To find out more about flying to Ivalo from worldwide destinations take a look at our flights to Ivalo page.
The Saariselka ski resort is well managed and has substantial floodlighting to compensate for the short daylight hours in December and January. One of the great benefits of these short days is that there is a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights during your Saariselka holiday in Lapland. While Saariselka Finland is a relatively small Lapland ski resort it has great on and off slope facilities and a range of runs that cater for all levels.
If you prefer to spend some of your Lapland ski holiday away from the slopes there are plenty of other activities on offer in Saariselka. These include: trips to an igloo village, local cultural experiences, snow shoeing, snowmobile driving, cross country skiing, husky sleigh rides, reindeer farm visits, ice fishing, the list goes on.... Saariselka offers everything you would expected from a winter wonderland holiday in Lapland.
Saariselka Lapland is located within Finland so the local language is Finnish although as a tourist resort is is very easy to get by in English. It may be worth picking up a Finnish phrase book from Amazon before you leave though if you prefer to give it a go.