Winter

The Winter Wonderland is full of activities for the whole family

In the Inari-Saariselkä region the winter lasts well over half a year, so there are plenty of opportunities for the snowy winter activities. Try out cross-country skiing, snowboarding, downhill skiing or snowshoeing – you can learn a different sport every day! In Inari-Saariselkä you can hop on a sleigh pulled by adorable huskies or reindeer or experience the thrill of speed on a snowmobile safari. In the evening you can join an aurora hunting excursion and learn how to photograph the night sky and northern lights. Did you know that Finland’s longest toboggan run is in Saariselkä?

Inari-Saariselkä gets the first snowflakes generally around October when temperatures start to drop and lakes begin to freeze over. Permanent snow cover usually comes around November and it marks the beginning of a snow-guaranteed winter season. The mystical Polar Night period from December to January is when the sun remains below the horizon, painting the landscape in various shades of blue, pink and purple. The explosion of Northern Lights across the sky delights visitors from early autumn until late winter.  In March and April the spring sun provides warmth, days are long and the snow cover is at its thickest at almost a metre deep.

Browse through all the winter experiences and activity providers below.

Activities in Inari-Saariselkä

Enjoy the purity of the arctic nature and the silence of the vast wilderness. Explore snow, midnight sun and the magical dance of the Northern Lights. Love carefree moments, learn something new and discover the vibrant local culture! There are plenty of interesting and unique activities in Inari-Saariselkä to explore.

There is plenty to do and see year-round, with something for everyone. You can try out different nature sports, explore the intriguing local lifestyle, learn from the arctic nature or simply enjoy the silence and just be. The Far North offers an authentic setting for you and your family to enjoy your holiday. See the selection of different experiences below and easily choose the right adventures for you!

You can browse the activities in Inari-Saariselkä by filtering your preferred location and chosen season. You can also select a specific activity category and quickly book your activities online.