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Ivalo, Finland

Saariselkä Resort is located in the municipality of Inari in Northern Lapland. It is a compact, international village with Lappish spirit.

Saariselkä lies in the middle of magnificent fell scenery by the Urho Kekkonen National Park. The resort is a cluster of services and activities, yet only a couple of steps from the peace and tranquillity of the wilderness.

You don’t need a car in Saariselkä: everything from the ski centre to nature trails, the spa, hotels and restaurants are within a walking distance. Thanks to good travel connections, other unique destinations of Northern Lapland are easy to reach.

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AND THE MIDNIGHT SUN

Take your team to the home of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun to combine arctic energy with relaxing moments. Saariselkä is the northernmost holiday resort in the world, 260 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, and one of the oldest ski resorts in Finland, well-known for its high quality services.

Saariselkä has five high seasons: summer, autumn colour, first snow, Christmas/mid-winter and the spring skiing season. Eight hotels, 10 activities companies, 29 restaurants and a variety of shops make sure all needs are catered for.

WILD ACTIVITIES AND SÁMI CULTURE

Activities include both cross-country and downhill skiing, dog sled tours, reindeer rides, snowmobile safaris, snowshoeing and a score of other snow-based activities. Outside the snowy seasons, gold panning, trekking, hiking and fishing are popular pastimes.

The region around Saariselkä is a hub for the indigenous Sámi culture of Lapland. In the village of Inari, an hour north from Saariselkä, lies Siida, a centre for congresses, Arctic nature and Sámi culture that is well worth a visit.

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