Saariselkä is very traditional and peaceful tourism center. The downhill slopes and ski lifts are situated on two opposite fell slopes. From both off the fells, Kaunispää and Iisakkipää, the slopes run to the same canyon. That is why it is easy to see the whole slope area at one glance from the fell top. Ski Saariselkä Sport Resort
From the center of Saariselkä it is approximately 1 km distance to the ski lifts. During the skiing season Skibus drives between the village, cabins, and ski lifts many times per day. From the top of the fell Kaunispää it is possible to ski via transition slope directly to the center of the village.
Ski bus /Hop-on Hop-off
The village of Saariselkä is built to be a tourism center and it is very compact. All the services, hotels and restaurants are located close to each other and that is why the walking distances inside the village are small. This means also that even when you are living in the center of the village surrounded by all the modern services, the Lappish nature is still all the time very close.
The area of Saariselkä is famous for its open fell sceneries, fresh air and pure nature.
In Saariselkä there are over 200 km of cross-country ski trails which of 34 km are illuminated. Part of the cross-country ski trails run in the authentic fell nature in the area of Urho Kekkonen National Park.
You will get a good view of the fell sceneries on a skiing tour. You can also have a break along your skiing tour and admire the nature. Saariselkä ski track info
In the summer time Saariselkä offers good hiking possibilities for both shorter and longer hikes. Summer routes in Saariselkä.pdf
Saariselkä Treklife introduces the amazing hiking possibilities of Saariselkä and its surroundings from nature tourism perspective
There are hotels, cabins and apartments of different sizes in Saariselkä. There are for example suitable options for families, couples, business groups and nature lovers.
The cabins and apartments are located on the these areas in and around Saariselkä.
The Kiilopää fell center is also a part of the Saariselkä tourism center. It is situated 16 km south from the center of Saariselkä. Next to Kiilopää is situated Hotel Kakslauttanen.
In Saariselkä there are more than ten restaurants and different menus. There are available Lappish a la carte, traditional Lappish food, pizza and burger. Restaurants in Saariselkä
All the most popular activities in Saariselkä have something to do with the fabulous fell sceneries of the area. Mountain bikes, skis, and sledges offer possibilities to go to the nature. Guided tours and safaris are organized all year round.
In Saariselkä there is an Angry Birds Activity Park which is located in Holiday Club Saariselkä Hotel. Safaris and activities of different kinds are organized by different companies, and there is also a possibility for tailor-made services. You can have a look at Saariselkä daily program and Places to visit
There is one grocery store in Saariselkä, Supermarket Kuukkeli. Outdoor clothes and hiking equipment can be found from for example Partioaitta, Ski Wear and Kuukkeli. There are also several shops in Saariselkä which sell jewellery, souvenirs, gifts, and design products. You can also find wellness and hair dresser´s services in the village.
You can rent and buy bikes from Kona Shop Saariselkä which you can find from Saariselkä Booking reception.
Top Safaris, Luonto-Loma Pro Safaris ja Suomen Latu Kiilopää rent cross-country ski and trekking equipment. Ski Saariselkä Sport Resort (ski lifts) rents alpine skiing and snowboarding equipment.
You can find Hertz and Europcar rental offices at Ivalo Airport. Car rental office Sixt operates in Santa´s Hotel Tunturi and in Ivalo Airport. Rent a car
Most of the services and hotels are located in the center of Saariselkä. Restaurant Kaunispään Huippu, Hotel Laanihovi, Restaurant Laanilan Kievari, and Ski Saariselkä are exceptions
Towing service: Lapin Hinauspalvelu (Falck) 24 h, tel. +358 (0) 16 313 300.
Ivalo is the capital of the municipality of Inari and it is located 30 km north from Saariselkä. There you can find for example health care center, bank office, and library. Inari municipality