In the Inari-Saariselkä region the winter lasts well over half a year, so there is plenty of opportunities for the snowy winter activities. Try out cross-country skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing – you can learn a different sport every day!
Interesting excursions for day and night
Here you can hop on a sleigh pulled by adorable huskies or reindeer and 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.
Great offers and memorable experiences
In March the amount of light increases significantly, and you start to feel the warmth of the sun rays on your face. The snow is at its thickest at almost a metre deep which makes late winter an excellent time for outdoor activities. One could say that March is the best time of the year. Shop memorable experiences and enjoy the snowy wonderland all winter long!
Inari-Saariselkä is full of activities for the whole family
In the Far North of Finnish Lapland lies the arctic travel destination of Inari-Saariselkä. Welcome to enjoy the opportunities for year-round travel offered by Finland’s two largest national parks, vibrant local culture, and numerous outdoor activities amid the majestic fells. Inari-Saariselkä is a unique, family-friendly destination with pristine, unspoiled Arctic wilderness and high-quality services.
Lapland’s best hotel deals
Family´s ski holiday at Santa’s Hotel Tunturi
At Santa’s Hotel Tunturi you can enjoy sweet dreams steps away from the wilderness of Saariselkä! The nature paths, ski tracks and hiking routes start from the backyard of the hotel.
Star Arctic Hotel is located in a unique spot on top of the Kaunispää fell, with a spectacular view over Saariselkä. The hotel is an architectural masterpiece, blending modern design with the surrounding nature’s beauty.
With Jávri Lodges personalised and bespoke service, you’ll enjoy and explore the Arctic winter with one nature experience each day, leisurely breakfast, lunch, dinner and access to the in-house pool, saunas and fitness studio.
Surrounded by Lappish wilderness lies a cosy, family-run holiday village Giellajohka. Giellajohka is located between Kaamanen and Karigasniemi villages, 60 km from the town of Inari. Giellajohka is a perfect place for viewing the Northern Lights and enjoying the tranquillity of the Lappish nature.
Enjoy a true wilderness experience with Lap Adventures – a three-day ice fishing safaris to the Lapland Mountain lakes. Lap Adventures arranges a wilderness experience of your lifetime off the beaten track. Three days safari including personal snowmobile, accommodation and guide for 1000€/person. Min. three persons per group.
Frozen Lake Husky provides short husky safaris and has attention on animal wellfare. A husky safari at Frozen Lake Husky is the perfect way to have a taste of mushers life. You can choose your husky adventure from different programs. We wish you warmly welcome to meet these amazing athletes and learn a thing or two from them!
The best way to learn about the local culture and way of life is to visit events. Inari-Saariselkä region is a busy event venue all year round. From large-scale festival to intimate gatherings and unique experiences – you will find the most authentic events in Inari-Saariselkä!
How to get here
You can quickly reach Finland’s northernmost airport Ivalo from Helsinki aboard Finnair and Norwegian. During the winter months, there are also connections from European cities. Buses, rental cars and taxis are at your service at Ivalo airport.
The train will take you to Rovaniemi, where you will find various bus connections to Northern Lapland. You can travel to Inari-Saariselkä by bus. The bus routes take you through some of the most magnificent scenery, as far as the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
Arctic destinations of the Far North
Inari-Saariselkä is a vast area in northernmost Finnish Lapland, with many exciting destinations and sights within. In the villages of Inari-Saariselkä, you will find the authentic Finnish Lapland.