Saariselka is located at the far north-east of Finland, a busy hub of activities for visiting guests of Lapland.
Well suited for families, tour groups and romantic couples on their honeymoon, there is something to do for everyone at Saariselka. Most common activities during the winter season for the visiting guests are Nordic trail skiing, Snowmobile safaris, Alpine skiing, husky sleigh dogs, snowboarding, snow shoe safaris, health spa, honeymoons, sauna, rest and relaxation, dine & wine, shopping, cafes, socializing and beer in a pub.
Saariselka town has modern tourism infrastructure in place, with tour companies, hotels, motels, igloo village, restaurants, cafes, coach service, taxi service, grocery store, information center, clothing, souvenirs, health spa, gyms, jeweler and more. It is serviced by regular coaches from the two main airports with traffic from abroad, the airports are located at Ivalo and Rovaniemi.
There is also a very long toboggan hill at Saariselka, with a walking distance (10-15min), the length of the toboggan hill is approx 2km. Toboggans are available for hire at a reasonable hour rate, or it may be included in tour group activities. Ski lifts are also within walking distance (15-20 min), there is also a ski bus that runs every hour to the base and the summit of Kaunispää Tundra.
Kaunispää (pretty head) tundra summit.
At the summit of Kaunispää there is a cafe/restaurant and a souvenir shop, with everything from; post cards, key tags, coffee mugs, woolen socks, jewellery to warm clothing. Customer service is always friendly at Kaunispää summit.
Saariselka hub is a dynamic tourist activity town, that has a consistent international clientele touring the area mostly during the winter season; November-April.