Distance from Ivalo, the nearest airport, is 25 minutes.
Saariselka is the most northerly resort in Finland. Here you are at the very edge of a vast wilderness of snow-clad forests and moors, extending far across the nearby border with Russia. It may be hundreds of kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, but this very attractive small resort's hotels and tourist facilities offer a warm welcome that is in marked contrast to the frozen landscapes. Among Saariselkä's attractions are a popular indoor hotel spa (at the Hotel Holiday Club), vast toboggan slope and plenty of skiing.
Hotels to visit
This superb hotel with a pool is centrally located with all the village amenities within walking distance.
The Riekonlinna has an excellent range of facilities and a reputation for wonderful food.
A unique, well-designed hotel with a central building housing most facilities; the hotel's 'Gielas' wing provides the highest standards in Saariselka.
The Saariselka Inn is a charming small hotel built in traditional Finnish style and located in the village centre.
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