Adventures in the Great Outdoors or the pervading tranquility of nature, the choice is yours

There is plenty to do and see year-round, with something for everyone, including silence. Inari-Saariselkä lies far away in the North, where you are surrounded by the Arctic nature and the Sami culture. 8 seasons provide a host of opportunities to enjoy the special Arctic nature and culture. We offer an authentic setting for you to enjoy your holiday.

 

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Arctic romance

The enchantingly beautiful nature of northernmost Lapland and its serene sceneries create a perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Experience the exhilarating adventures in the pristine wilderness, marvel at the…

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Autumn foliage

In northern Lapland, the autumn foliage is at its most beautiful in September. It starts from the ground as colourful brush plants and continues upward to the autumn foliage of…

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Camping

The region of northern Lapland and Saariselkä provides a diverse network of trails, with the added bonus of suitable options for light hiking with children. One can stop to read…

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Canoeing

In the Inari-Saariselkä region there are suitable boating and canoeing destinations for old hands who have earned their stripes in tough rapids, as well as for those getting into a…

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Cross-country skiing

The skiing season in northern Lapland really pampers the skier, because usually skiing is possible from October through to May. The winding fell terrain and national parks facilitate a variety…

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Excursions to witness the Northern Lights

At least once in a lifetime one must see the play of the myriad waves of colours that are the Northern Lights in the dark Lapland sky. According to folklore,…

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Fishing

Fishing can take on a whole new level in the legendary rivers of northern Lapland, because the diverse waterways enable the use of different fishing methods. Many famous fishing rivers…

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Hiking

The Inari-Saariselkä region is a paradise for hikers. This is where the two largest national parks of Finland are located, as well as several wilderness areas. Well-marked trails and Finland's…

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Lapland's gold

The first gold rush took place on the River Ivalojoki in 1869-1900. The Tankavaara goldfield was discovered by Aleksanteri Peltovuoma, also known as Sauva-Aslakki, back in 1936. On the River…

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Mountain biking

There are plenty of local routes to choose from, ranging from more difficult rocky trails to easy forest roads. Naturally, you don’t need to bring your own bike along, as…

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National Parks and nature reserves

Finland’s two largest national parks are located in the Inari-Saariselkä resort: The Lemmenjoki National Park and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Added to these, there is the Kevo Nature Reserve in…

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Nightless night

The nightless night begins in mid-May and continues until the end of July. There is plenty of light and energy for both flora and fauna, not to mention people. Experience…

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Reindeer Safari

Lasting a few hours, a reindeer safari allows you to experience the wilderness of Lapland and the magical tranquillity of the fells. A sooty pot of coffee brewed over a…

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Riverboat cruises

Daily scheduled riverboats travel from the Njurkulahti villages via the Ravadas waterfalls to Kultala at Lemmenjoki. You can take the scheduled boat for a day trip to the Ravadas falls…

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Sami culture

The Sami are the only indigenous people in Lapland and the whole of the European Union. They inhabited the area long before any state borders were drawn. Approximately 10,000 Sami…

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Sauna

A sauna is a great way to relax the body and mind after outdoor activities. For some, the saunas within their accommodation are sufficient, but if you are looking for…

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Shopping

In addition to offering an incomparable experience and a wonderful holiday resort, the region also offers tangible souvenirs. The Sami culture and its handicraft tradition are evident in the local…

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Snowshoes

Hiking in snowshoes is possible almost anywhere, but there are signposted tracks in Saariselkä and Kiilopää, and also in Inari in late winter. The tracks nearby are a few kilometres…

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Summer equipment rental

Local companies hire out mountain bikes and camping equipment like backpacks and walking poles. For paddlers there are canoes, kayaks and other paddling equipment as well as transportation services.

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Wilderness guides

When you go to the backcountry to experience something unforgettable is nice to know that your guide knows the area really well. A guide can take you Finland’s two largest…

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Winter equipment hire

Among the equipment for hire you can find snowshoes, skis and many other pieces of sports paraphernalia.

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Winter fishing

As a general rule, no permits are required for winter fishing. Rather than permits, knowledge about the most favourable lakes is a real bonus. The great late-winter fishing grounds include…

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