Excellent stop-over point on the way to the North
40 kilometres North of Inari lies the village of Kaamanen. It is a traditional meeting point as from there the roads and snowmobile tracks lead to North, East, South and West. To the North lies Utsjoki, to the West Karigasniemi and Karasjoki on the Norwegian side of the boarder. To the West are located Sevettijärvi, Näätämö and across the boarder you find Kirkeness in Norway.
Kaamanen has a strong fishing and wilderness culture. In River Kaamanen and other surrounding fishing waters you can catch brown trout and grayling. The area is known for its extensive wild fowl population also by the international bird watching community and is said to be the paradise for the bird photographer enthusiasts. In Kaamanen one can watch at the feeding grounds many arctic bird species which are rare to be seen anywhere else.
At the Muotka Fell Wilderness area there are no marked trails and also very few huts but an experienced hiker gets to enjoy more so the beautiful scenery with its fells and wild water rivers.
How to get there?
Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the north and yet just a few hours from southern Finland. You can fly here or make an unforgettable sightseeing tour to this Arctic area by bus or rental car.
Get to know the Inari-Saariselkä region and its magnificent scenery at your leisure. Far away in the North there is no such thing as rushing!
By train and bus
The train will take you to Rovaniemi, where you will find numerous bus connections to Saariselkä and elsewhere in northern Lapland. Thanks to the well-run public transport you can even get as far as the Arctic Ocean!
Quickly reach your destination from Helsinki aboard Finnair or fly Norwegian. Charter flights from
UK and other European cities. From the airport there is regular buss connection to and from each scheduled flight.